Staff Accountant


About SkB

We are a Seattle based design firm with an established reputation for innovative and strategic thinking. We have a need need for a Staff Accountant to join the firm’s office in downtown Seattle. The firm practices in numerous project types including workplace, commercial, retail, hospitality, residential, and product design.  The firm rewards an entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative attitude, and a business-minded perspective. 


Our accounting department needs a reliable Accounting Associate to assist the Financial Controller in the daily, weekly and monthly processes required to provide timely and accurate financial reporting.

The ideal candidate will be capable of learning our system with minimal supervision. He or she should be extremely organized and have great time management skills. In addition to serving the accounting department, the applicant will also work closely with Project management and administrative staff members.  The Accounting Associate will report to the Financial Controller and will work with the team to accomplish interdepartmental goals and quotas. If you’re hoping to join an established firm with excellent benefits, we’d love to hear from you

Basic Function: Under the direction and supervision of the Financial Controller, the Accounting Associate processes daily/weekly/monthly transactions including but not limited to:  Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, project maintenance and set-up etc.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Monthly client invoicing, credit memo or WIP adjustments

  • Daily accounts payable/receivable entry to appropriate general ledger accounts

  • Weekly accounts payable check runs

  • Daily cash posting and bank deposits

  • Bi-weekly payroll entry and processing

  • Daily credit card receipt entry and monthly reconciliations

  • Project management and client follow up per email request i.e. invoicing, backup, budgets etc.

  • Review and maintenance of new project budget requests, add services, modifications against client contracts and scopes of work

  • New Vendor and Subcontractor set-ups

  • Request and process W-9 forms for new vendors

  • Scan, file and log accounting documents

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in accounting or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years accounting/bookkeeping experience (heavy invoicing preferred)

  • Experience providing customer service to internal "customers" and external clients

  • Experience in a cross-functional environment, working with various departments

  • Experience with MS Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Effective communication, time management and organization skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior Deltek Ajera experience

  • Prior experience working within the A&E or similar industry

  • General ledger accounting experience

  • Intermediate level Excel skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Ability to work independently in a fast pace, dynamic environment

  • Maintain high ethical standards and a positive, professional demeanor

Last But Not Least

We offer a competitive wage and excellent benefits package in a fast paced, supportive and highly creative professional environment.

SkB Architects create meaningful, sensory-rich environments for individuals, corporate clients, retailers, developers and culturally-connected communities. Based in Seattle, Washington and with projects found the world over, the diversity of the firm’s practice allows ideas from different project types to cross-pollinate and influence one another, ultimately leading to more comprehensive and informed design solutions. The firm is driven by the idea that thoughtful, insightful, and creative design has the power to enrich people’s lives.

SkB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Michelle Graham