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Sr Tax Accountant

Date:  Jun 9, 2021
Job ID:  1703

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with 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

Participates in the preparation and filing of tax returns. Prepares journal entries and documentation to support the amount of taxes paid. Provides other departments with data and assistance on matters relating to taxes and tax forecasts.  Participates in tax planning to minimize the company’s tax liabilities. Incorporates tax and accounting changes into the tax calculations.

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

  • Participates in the preparation and filing of tax returns.
  • Creates, gathers, analyzes, and maintains sufficient records to support the tax accrual, tax return, tax budget, and multi-year tax forecasts.
  • Prepares monthly journal entries to accrue taxes and quarterly ES payments.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 5 years of relevant tax experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA.
  • Utility taxation experience.
  • Experience with SAP, RIA Checkpoint, RIA Onsource, BNA Portfolios, PowerTax Fixed Asset System, UI Forecasting System, and Alteryx. 

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, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


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