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Sr Accountant

Job ID:  575

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Office of Controller team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Accountant position!

Job Description

Performs complex accounting and analysis functions, under general direction. Participates in daily and monthly accounting processes to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records. Ensures SOX procedures and controls are being complied with and working according to documentation. Ensures customer satisfaction and continual improvement of processes. Provides guidance and training to lower level staff.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities
  • Performs complex accounting, analysis and/or billing functions.
  • Prepares, evaluates, and maintains data computed using complex financial analysis models.
  • Evaluates and implements changes related to regulatory and GAAP compliance.
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciles accounts.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the general ledger and/or other automated systems and databases.
  • Reviews the work of other accountants.
  • Prepares and reviews internal, external, and regulatory financial reports.
  • Responds to requests received from management and other departments and represents the department at company meetings.
  • Leads or participates on special projects/research within the department.
  • Complies with internal controls and actively updates and tests SOX 404 procedures.
  • May act as a subject matter expert.
  • Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff and cross-trains with other staff members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, or Accounting or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 5 years of directly relevant accounting experience; or Certified Public Accountant designation with 3 years relevant experience at a major Public Accounting firm such as developing technical accounting memorandums, directing the work of staff accountants and directly supporting the development of staff accountants.
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Strong ability to effectively analyze and report on financial information
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Strong PC skills (including Excel, Word, Access)
Desired Qualifications
  • Leadership, mentorship, and coaching skills
  • Experience with SAP
  • Certified Management Accountant or candidate
  • Advanced Degree
Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams.  Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873.  Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue