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TITLE: Senior Accountant


TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for overseeing invoice and payment processing, credit card reconciliation and preparing account reconciliations, journal entries and financial reports for month end. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable with direct, indirect and unallowable expenses and will demonstrate extensive knowledge in GAAP, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Microsoft Applications, and user experience in Oracle Cloud and Concur. This is an on-site position based in Bellevue, WA and open to local candidates or those willing to relocate.


  • Oversee accounts payable operations tasks including invoice tracking, recording, coding, approval and payment.
  • Review invoices in Oracle Cloud, ensure proper coding of GL/department/project codes.
  • Work closely with procurement and technical representatives to obtain required approvals.
  • Able to identify unallowable costs according to government rules and/or contractual terms.
  • Applies general knowledge of accounting/government policies and procedures when responding to written and verbal inquiries from stakeholders.
  • Assist Accounting Operations Manager with providing advice, guidance, and instructions to Accounts Payable staff and monitor aged payable throughout a month for timely invoice approval and payments.
  • Review company owned credit cards monthly reconciliation.
  • Assist in the process of issuing manual checks, wire, ACH payments, void checks, positive pay.
  • Manage vendor relations, research and resolve variances or discrepancies in invoices.
  • Manage Accounts Payable related inquiries with active and timely resolution on invoice or payment issues.
  • Support general ledger accounting including account reconciliations and journal entry posting.
  • Track invoices subject to sales or use tax, prepare use tax calculation worksheet, and record use tax accrual on a monthly basis.
  • Monitors the accounts payable aging.
  • Analyze and prepare financial reports including Accounts Payable Aging for month end.
  • Prepare and process 1099 forms and file with the IRS.
  • Maintain policies and procedure documentation for accounts payable accounting activities.
  • Identify process improvement areas within Accounts Payable, draft improvement plans, and ensure approved plans are timely executed.
  • Ability to perform moderately complex accounting tasks/analysis, categorize data for reporting and audit purpose.
  • Support Audits for allowable and unallowable costs.
  • Support new ERP system implementation.

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • B.S. degree in Accounting or related field or the equivalent business-experience
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in an accounting environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required
  • Knowledge of Concur and Oracle Cloud is preferred
  • Working knowledge of government grant and/or government contracts is preferred
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; high degree of accuracy
  • Capable of quickly comprehending new information and technologies
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable working with operations team/non-accounting professionals, deal with complex accounting/project codes/org codes.
  • Analytical/problem solving – ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities
  • Ability to draft policies and procedure is preferred
  • Must be team oriented, willing to operate within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork

Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day
  • Travel required: 0-5%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

Job Details

Job type: Full Time

Salary Range Level 8: $81,383 - $122,074
Salary Range Level 9: $95,414 - $143,122

  • Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary bands. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits
    • Medical
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life
    • Life and Disability
    • Gender Affirmation Benefits
    • Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • 21 days of annually accrued PTO
    • Generous Holiday Schedule
    • 10 paid holidays
  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Schedule

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