Friday, March 27, 2015

Puget Sound Energy - Accountant (Bellevue, WA)

Accountant or Below #20378
Location : Bellevue
Job # : 20378
At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead! Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

Job Summary & Responsibilities
Puget Sound Energy’s Property Accounting Department is looking for an Accountant or Associate Accountant, depending on qualifications, to join our team. Under general direction these roles will perform moderately complex accounting and analysis functions. There will be opportunities to participate in daily and monthly accounting processes to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records. We need someone who can ensure SOX procedures and controls are being complied with and working according to documentation. The ideal candidates will be able to provide excellent customer satisfaction and contribute to continual improvement of processes.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

Job Responsibilities
• Perform moderately complex accounting and analysis functions
• Prepare, evaluate and maintain data
• Evaluate and implement changes related to regulatory and GAAP compliance
• Prepare journal entries and reconcile accounts
• Participate in the maintenance of the general ledger and/or other automated systems and databases
• Review the work of other accountants
• Prepare and review internal, external, and regulatory financial reports
• Respond to requests received from management and other departments and represent the department at company meetings
• Lead or participate on special projects/research within the department
• Comply with internal controls and actively update and test SOX 404 procedures
• May act as a subject matter expert

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting and/or 2+ years of relevant experience • Good accounting skills
• Good verbal and written skills
• Strong PC skills (including Excel, Word, Access)

• Experience with SAP
• Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant or candidate
• Advanced Degree

This opening will be filled as an Accountant or Associate Accountant depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.
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 or 425-462-3017. Please apply online at