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accountant I, Accounting - Seattle, WA

Starbucks Corporation Seattle, WA
  • Expired: September 20, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Summary and Mission

Starbucks is seeking a highly motivated accountant I to join the corporate accounting team.  The Corporate Accounting team's main functions are in the areas of treasury activities, compensation and benefits, G&A expenses and quarterly SEC filing footnote disclosures. More specifically, we support the following subject matters: stock-based compensation, investments, derivatives, corporate bank activities, self-insurance reserves, goodwill, consolidated balance sheet analysis and accounting support for the Starbucks Foundation. This position, with oversight, is integral to Starbucks success by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of moderately complex accounting functions, supporting key internal controls, maintaining one or a combination of accounting, budget or cost systems and preparing financial reports and analyses. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles and values.


Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Maintains accounting records.  Prepares accurate journal entries and account reconciliations that are compliant with company policies and applicable accounting principles with supervision.  Provides information for the production of financial statements. 

Assists in maintaining various systems and processes in area of responsibility.  Supports implementation of process improvements as outlined by management.  Provides feedback regarding implementation requirements. 

With guidance, prepares accurate and timely reports for assigned business unit(s) or department(s) to support company accounting, reporting and forecasting cycles.

Researches and provides timely, accurate and complete responses to routine questions from customers. 

Highlights issues to management based on results of analysis.

Participates in and provides support to cross-functional teams.  Conducts analyses as needed to support project objectives.  Participates in other projects and assignments as needed to support the goals of the department.


Summary of Experience   
- Bachelor's degree preferred; degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred.
- Experience or aptitude to work with business intelligence and reporting tools.
- CPA candidate preferred. 


Basic Qualifications

- Basic Microsoft Excel skills.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; effectively communicates to individuals at various levels of the organization in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams to complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to multi-task and manage priorities effectively in a fast paced environment, while exhibiting exceptional attention to detail and continuously driving process improvements.
- Basic skills in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
- Displays initiative, has the ability to improve processes and document work performed.

Core Competencies
Puts the Customer First:  Has a relentless focus on the customer.  Understands what the customer wants and how to best deliver the experience. 
Works Well with Others:  Listens and communicates well with others within and outside of Starbucks. Creates a team environment that is positive and productive.
Leads Courageously: Takes personal responsibility to do the right thing, and persists in times of challenge or uncertainty. Adapts quickly to change and makes timely, thoughtful decisions.
Develops Continuously:  Continuously seek opportunities to improve self and others. Leads with trust, honesty and commitment to hire, coach and develop partners to achieve their potential.
Achieves Results:  Understands what drives overall business success and is accountable to prioritize and deliver quality results. Demonstrates knowledge of core products and processes to get results. Anticipates obstacles and takes action to prevent or minimize their impact.

Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA , veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

Starbucks Corporation


Seattle, WA