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Staff Accountant in Bellevue, Washington at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: SEA000220

About Us

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Scientific is a national corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington. 
Sea-Bird Scientific 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. These tools are used around the world by ocean researchers, resource managers, and key industries engaged in offshore exploration and ocean resource utilization. 

We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird Scientific/Danaher gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.


Sea-Bird Scientific, the world's largest developer and manufacturer of products for marine waters, is seeking a Staff Accountant for our Bellevue, WA headquarters. The Staff Accountant will report to the Controller. Sea-Bird Scientific's mission is to accelerate the understanding of natural waters -- want to join us in this mission. 


  • Participates in month end close activities, including journal entry preparation for recording cash, A/R, credit card receipts, credit card fees, reclassifications and corrections while ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

  • Performs monthly reconciliations of various accounts, investigates and resolves variances accurately and timely.

  • Analyzes and develops monthly variance explanations for balance sheet and P&L accounts.

  • Maintains current desktop procedures for assigned responsibilities and ensures others are cross trained within the department.

  • Performs required Sarbanes Oxley testing and provides related schedules and support to internal and external auditors.

  • Supports the identification of opportunities for automation enhancements of manual processes.

  • Prepare 1099 forms for vendors.

  • Prepare the monthly and quarterly B&O Tax filings and local tax returns.

  • Supports the implementation of Blackline Software to perform account reconciliations.

  • Analyzes intercompany accounts and ensures timely settlement of outstanding balances.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum 5+ 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.
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. 

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.