• Accountant

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Company Lynden Incorporated
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Accountant will support accounting functions for Lynden Incorporated’s financial shared services in the Seattle office.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and may be performed personally or through others.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Performs monthly, quarterly and year-end processes to support operating companies’ and Lynden's preparation of financial statements and managerial reporting
    • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries using financial and statistical data to be reviewed, validated, and uploaded in the EBS system
    • Reconciles balance sheet accounts and records necessary transactions on a monthly (or more frequent) basis
    • Performs analytics with the intent of finding errors and/or explaining variances
    • Assists with the year-end audit by compiling and summarizing financial information, assisting operating company in providing requested data, and interacting with Lynden's external auditors
    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of U.S. GAAP
    • Assists with intercompany accounting and consolidations


    QUALIFICATIONS:  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, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.  Trucking and air cargo transportation experience a plus. Oracle, Noetix and Tableau experience a plus. 


    Analytical and Communication

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to manage and organize multiple deadlines, phone calls, emails and paper correspondence.  Understands processes, policies and procedures.  Identify improvements to policies and procedures and suggest revisions.  Analyzes data, performs root cause analysis, documents process flow and suggests solutions.  Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with team, management, customers and suppliers.  Provides high level of customer service to meet service level standards.


    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volume. 


    Leadership & Responsibility

    Works independently on small tasks.  Works with minimal supervision.  Collaborates and works with a team.  Willing to help when or where needed.  Collaborates effectively with management, users, operating companies and all other departments within LI.  Standard process decision making.



    Employee must have PC and software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) knowledge and experience.  Basic skills should include Excel - tables, SUM, formatting, freeze panes, filters, sorting, page setup, grouping, etc.  The ability to use and troubleshoot a variety of machines such as copiers, scanners, telephones, etc.  Employee must be able to type 35wmp and operate 10 key by touch.  Employee must be flexible to work alone or as part of a team under pressure of deadlines or business volume increases.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The employee is regularly required to talk and hear while communicating with customers, vendors, and coworkers by telephone or in person.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of equipment, office products, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus while entering data, answering phones and monitoring office environment.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Lynden Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer.

    Lynden is a drug-free environment.  Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.



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