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Sr Tax Accountant

Job ID:  527

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 Financial IT Projects & Tax team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Tax Accountant position!

Job Description

The Puget Sound Energy Tax department is a highly focused and team-oriented group working in the dynamic energy utility industry. We are seeking a self-motivated and experienced tax accountant to join the federal tax reporting team. This position will be focused on federal income taxes including compliance, reporting, audits, tax planning and special projects.  PSE Tax department is fully committed to employee development and a great place to learn all facets of corporate and regulatory taxes.  We are a small but a mighty team and we offer a great place to work!      

Job Responsibilities
  • Participates in the preparation and filing of tax returns.
  • Creates, gathers, analyzes, and maintains sufficient records to support the tax accrual or tax return.
  • Prepares monthly journal entries to accrue taxes.
  • Reconciles various general ledger accounts and research variances.
  • Supports and educates other departments on tax matters.
  • Identifies and resolves more complex tax issues or opportunities with assistance.
  • Leads or consults on special projects within the department.
  • Complies with internal controls and actively updates SOX 404 procedures.
  • May act as the primary point of contact between the company and the taxing authority.
  • Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Keeps up-to-date on current tax law changes, pronouncements, and issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA in business, accounting, or finance.
  • 5 years of relevant tax experience.
  • Strong technical tax skills.
  • Strong tax accounting skills and a basic knowledge of GAAP.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Excel and Word.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems.
Desired Qualifications
  • CPA or candidate.
  • Utility taxation experience.
  • Experience with SAP, RIA Checkpoint, RIA Onesource, Alteryx, BNA Portfolios, PowerTax, and Access.]
  • Public company tax provision experience.
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