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Accountant III

Potelco was founded 55 years ago, we have experienced growth year after year. We currently employ approximately 1,200 employees in multiple states. We are looking for a strong Accountant to join the team at our company headquarters in Sumner, WA. This individual will support the Company’s accounting manager and all requirements necessary to fairly report the Company’s financial results. To grow with the organization and continue to develop professionally. To support operations and all internal customers by providing timely and insightful information. To help maintain a strong system of internal control that ensures the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all financial information and compliance with all parent company reporting requirements.


  • General ledger accounting including prepare/enter journal entries, batch preparation and review, data entry where needed
  • Monthly close routines including accruals, adjusting journal entries, account reconciliations, closing checklist, variance and account analysis
  • Smooth running of the day-to-day transactional activities including offering assistance to AR/cash posting, AP and support to payroll
  • Accurate sales/use and property tax compliance (state and local)
  • Continuous process improvement as the company grows
  • Assist with oversight and maintenance of key controls and procedures for SOX compliance
  • Part of the team preparing monthly financial reporting packages for Potelco leadership and divisional management teams (Balance Sheet and Income Statement).


  • 4-5 years (minimum) of experience in accounting and finance.
  • Education – University/College Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Intermediate level of experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Hyperion Reporting
  • JDE Edwards ERP System
  • Relevant experience in construction accounting
  • Working knowledge of state and local tax compliance
  • Knowledge of Inter-company accounting
  • Experience within a head office Corporate function


  • Technically proficient accountant who can maintain accounting policies and contribute to the development of new policies as transactions evolve and new contractual arrangements are entered into. This includes the ability to scrutinize practices in reference to US GAAP.
  • Self-motivating and capable of working and learning independently
  • Assertive in implementing and driving adherence to controls and processes.
  • Have the ability to establish priorities and complete assignments accurately and on a timely basis
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Some management and supervision skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Intermediate level of experience in Microsoft Excel

Well rounded, ambitious, critical thinker, entrepreneurial mindset, customer service mindset, team player and still displays pride in ownership.
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