Staff Accountant

Location: Seattle

Company: NorthStar Energy

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Pacific Northwest

Job Category: Accounting

Publish Date: March 20, 2019

Company Description: NorthStar Energy is a holding company with energy distribution businesses operating in Alaska and Hawaii. We are committed to being the vital link between best in class fuel solutions and our customers in remote communities, now and into the future. Right now, people are reassessing their relationship with fuel, as they become more efficient and conscious about energy. At NorthStar Energy it is our plan to take advantage of our integral position in niche markets to lead the way in energy innovation and decarbonization.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • This position has been filled

NorthStar Energy

A typical day for our accounting team includes overlooking the beautiful Seattle waterfront, working in with multi-state businesses and having the autonomy to make a significant impact to our organization.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in complex transaction accounting functions, the ability to reconcile a GL account and report on variances.  Our staff accountants are valuable members of our team!


Compiles and analyzes financial information to record transactions, prepare reports, review and verify accuracy.
Performing essential duties for month end close.
Assist with the preparation and review of company financial statements and statistical reporting.
Compiles data and prepares a variety of reports.
Reconciles complex general ledger accounts, including inventory.
Utilizes knowledge of internal controls to implement changes in accordance with GAAP.
Prepares journal entries as needed.
Prepares monthly reports and distributes as needed.
Reconciles industry specific transactions.
Supports audit functions performed by independent external auditors and internal auditors.
Posts journal entries.
Works with accounting systems as assigned.
Has working knowledge of entire balance sheet, and able to verify balances are accurate and complete.
Works with non-accounting personnel to implement procedural improvements and policies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, 3-7 years experience, general understanding of US GAAP and Accounting concepts, strong Excel skills, understanding of internal controls. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
General understanding of US GAAP and Accounting Concepts
Strong Excel skills
Ability to research and problem solve.
Strong time management skills.
Ability to develop working relationships with co-workers and others.
Excellent analytical skills.
Understanding of internal control structure