Accounting Assistant

Coughlin Porter Lundeen - Seattle, WA


Job Summary

Located in downtown Seattle, Coughlin Porter Lundeen is an energetic engineering consulting firm that emphasizes quality and innovation. We are seeking a full time Accounting Assistant who will come in and hit the ground running. The qualified candidate will be flexible and energetic with vast knowledge and experience in accounting; a desire to learn; and the ability to support our employees with five-star customer service.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Accounts Payable: Review and process invoices, enter data, reconcile A/P accounts and maintain files for all vendors
  • Process weekly check runs
  • Review and process expense reports and credit card statements
  • Scan and file documentation
  • Vendor set-up and prepare 1099 forms for reporting
  • Accounts Receivable: Prepare client invoices and monthly statements
  • Process project set-ups and time adjustments
  • Research and identify payment discrepancies. Prepare weekly A/R aging reports for management
  • Provide general assistance to the controller. Contribute to process improvement
  • Maintaining data base information and tracking reports related to licensure, B&O Reporting, professional organizations, sponsorships, contributions, etc.
  • Coordinate with others in Administration, IT, and HR
  • Support payroll process: Timesheet management (collect, post, and check)
  • Provide Project Managers with weekly summary and staff utilizations reports
  • Assist with special projects as needed (audits, owner requests, etc.)
  • Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Two plus (2+) years of directly related experience in Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Experience in the A/E industry desired
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, quantify, and resolve problems in a timely and positive manner, viewing obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow
  • Must have initiative, be resourceful, and be able to work independently
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize, manage time and projects, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Fluency in English is required, with good verbal and written skills
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with all levels of managemen, staff, and cliens in diverse environments
  • Willingness to adhere to our core values


This is a full-time, non-exempt position; compensation will be determined by the candidate's qualifications. Position benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Our firm also offers a transit subsidy (Orca Pass), as well as paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). We offer a generous retirement savings plan which includes company matching and profit sharing contributions, and all employees are eligible for merit bonuses.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 2 years (Required)


  • Seattle, WA (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)