Staff Accountant at Blue Nile

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Blue Nile a leading online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. 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 and makes an impact on both the business and each individual customer's personal experience. We value hard-work, flexibility and curiosity and collaborate to creatively solve problems, constantly improve and implement meaningful changes. Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success. Blue Nile offers a reimbursement program for those who would like to pursue their CPA license.
Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and talented Staff Accountant to be a key contributor to our Finance Organization. Specific responsibilities will include month-end close, account reconciliations, financial reporting, and ad hoc special projects and analysis.
This position will also assist in the Financial Reporting team with internal control testing, consolidated and statutory audits and preparation of the financial statements and schedules. 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 and will also serve as a backup and be cross trained in other operational accounting and financial reporting tasks.
  • Month-end close procedures preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts, and preparation of internal analyses and reports.
  • Accounting and reconciliation of the following accounts (not limited to):
    • Inventory
    • Allocations
    • Capitalized Software Costs
    • Accruals
  • Assist in the testing and documentation of compliance with internal controls over financial reporting
  • Serve as a backup for various accounting responsibilities
  • Preparation of requested audit documentation and analyses to support the independent auditors' annual audits
  • Preparation of certain financial reporting support and disclosures and perform/document analytic review of certain balances quarter over quarter and year over year
  • Other projects and initiatives as needed

  • 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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  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
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    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
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    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM


We are located in the city of Bellevue close to multiple freeways, transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Blue Nile Benefits Overview

Here at Blue Nile, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package to attain the best people. We recognize the value of our employees as our greatest resource.

Health Benefits include 100% Company Paid Medical/Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and generous subsidies for family members, 100% Company Paid Short-Term, Long-Term, Life/AD&D Insurance for employees, Employee Assistance Program and Domestic Partner Benefits.

Financial Benefits include a 401K Retirement Savings Plan with employer match, Incentive & Bonus Plans, Generous time off programs with up to over 5 weeks of combined vacation, sick and paid holidays, Transportation & Home Office Allowance, Substantial Employee and Family Discounts and an Employee Referral Bonus Program.

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 sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
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.
Lunch and learns
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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