Staff Accountant

| Seattle
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Description

 

Blue Nile is a leading online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are amongst the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience. 

We embrace a culture of adaptability. Our team is nimble, innovative, and resourceful - making an impact on both the business and each individual customer’s personal experience. We value hard work, flexibility, and collaboration to creatively solve problems and constantly improve and implement meaningful changes. Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success. We offer employees the chance to get e-commerce, inventory/manufacturing, and traditional retail (through our showrooms/stores) finance experience. 

Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and talented Staff Accountant to be a key contributor to our Finance Organization. Specific responsibilities will include cash application, recording journal entries and reconciling assigned financial statement accounts, and ad hoc special projects and analyses.

The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented self –starter who possesses exceptional organization, multi-tasking and communication skills. This position supports many functions within the Finance team.

 Responsibilities:

  • Daily high volume processing and reconciliation of cash receipts for domestic and international sales
  • Review and data entry of daily customer refund activity
  • Assist in reconciling, resolving and/or writing off outstanding aged accounts receivable balances
  • Assist in supporting customer service including researching customer refunds and processing credits
  • Month-end close procedures such as preparation of journal entries and reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts, including, but not limited to:
    • Cash and cash equivalents
    • Accounts receivable
    • Prepare internal monthly financial reporting packet and month-end close slides
  • Serve as a backup for various responsibilities, including, but not limited to:
    • Accounting for fixed assets
    • Vendor and GL account set-up
    • Processing electronic wires and payments
    • Preparation of requested audit documentation/analyses to support audits
    • Other projects and initiatives as needed

 Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in multi-disciplinary design with a digital-first approach
  • BA or BS in Accounting
  • Minimum of one year accounting experience
  • Knowledge of general accounting, financial reporting and GAAP concepts
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and complete projects within deadlines
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively
  • Ability to interact professionally across all departments and functionalities within the organization
  • Strong Excel skills

What we Offer 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
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Technology we use

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    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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