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Aston Carter Senior Accountant in Seattle, Washington



• Act as a subject matter expert and provide accounting guidance to our internal business partners on the accounting for our energy contract portfolio.

• Manage the period-end close process by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of all accounting entries, reconciliations, and analytical reviews.

• Review and evaluate the accounting implications for new contracts or modifications to existing contracts.

• Drive projects, process improvements, and new system implementations.

• Supporting various aspects of our accounting and reporting process.

• End-to-end process ownership to support finance and business partners.

• Understand internal control design concepts sufficient to assess the effectiveness of controls in their area and to design new processes and controls for emerging and growing business activities.

• Execute judgments to keep projects moving and ensure the right decisions are reached to close the books each month.

• Escalating risks and issues as necessary to leadership.

• Strong sense of ownership.

• Ability to identify process improvement and automation opportunities to drive positive change across the organization.

• Lead delivery of accounting tasks and projects.

• Enhance partnerships between Accounting and various business and IT groups.

• Research, conclude and memorialize technical accounting position papers.


  • ASC 842 (must have actual experience review the leases themselves. Understands the leases themselves but also how they impact financial statements and experience doing this.)

  • CPA- Open to non-CPA candidates however ideal candidates has proven large company operational accounting experience (such as big 4)

  • 5+ years accounting (month end, reconciliation etc)


Finance, Project management, Accounting, Implementation

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


• 5+ years of finance experience or a related analytical field.

• Degree in Accounting or related field


• CPA (or equivalent)

• Accounting management experience with Big Four (public) with Fortune 500 clients

• Operational accounting experience with one or more Fortune 500 companies for two or more years

• Working knowledge of the COSO internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency

• Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification

• Experience working with a fast-paced, high-tech start-up or complex company

• Experience with researching and documenting support for accounting conclusions

• Demonstrated history of solving multiple complex operational and accounting challenges

• Aptitude for team leadership—influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution

• Natural propensity for organization and an aptitude for information technology

• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

• Excellent analytical skills

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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