Senior Accountant in Bellevue, Washington at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 10/6/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: SEA000186

About Us

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Scientific ( is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Sea-Bird is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of products for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic parameters in marine waters. We offer products with unparalleled precision and accuracy to support best-in-class oceanography and climate science. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging stretch opportunities.


The Senior Accountant will be responsible for general ledger and transactional activities, with a focus on accuracy and process improvements. This position will also be responsible for the monthly financial close process including preparation of journal entries, monthly audits, and reconciliations.  This position will support and provide documentation for internal/external audit inquiries; assist in making process improvements/accounting changes; and provide on-going support for various finance teams. This position performs back-up responsibilities as required within the General Accounting Group.  The position will report to the Controller.
Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location):
  • Compile financial information and prepare and/or review necessary journal entries for properly stated financial statements in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
  • Monthly closing for Group Reporting under US GAAP and responsibility for the monthly closing package and ensure that all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Perform the monthly balance sheet reconciliations and resolve errors, discrepancies within accounts.
  • Provide audit support during external, internal and SOX audit activities, as required.
  • Analyze month end and quarter end accrual balances to determine appropriate reserves in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
  • Maintain fixed asset sub-ledger and prepare book and tax depreciation entries for all assets.
  • Import and Export payroll data and reconcile payroll accounts.
  • Responsible for Cash Management including the bank reconciliations.
  • Accounts Receivables Back-up tasks: supports billing functions including preparation, posting and distribution of invoices.
  • Responsible for the performance of the intercompany reconciliations and settlement of outstanding balances.
  • Documentation of accounting processes, for example closing check list, reconciliation process etc.
  • Identify productivity improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy.
  • Acts as a resource in the training of other team members; provide back-up support as needed
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting, as assigned.

Sea-Bird Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 4+ years of professional accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Public audit experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Oracle ERP System a huge plus.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and SOX.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and do what it takes to meet deadlines.
  • Position will require working on weekend during month-end close.
  • Detail and deadline oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.