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Staff Accountant

We’re on the hunt for an inspiring self-starter who thinks outside the box. Our ideal team member wants nothing more than to join a culture of A-players who share a passion for remarkable service.

At Northwest Self Storage, we put people first. Across the Pacific Northwest, we are building a diverse community that thrives on making each day a little better for our customers and each other. We provide the space for you to take ownership of your work, grow as a professional, and uplift people who are going through their own transformations.

For the A-player ready to make a positive impact, answer these questions to see if you have the Northwest Self Storage energy:

  • Do you show up fully to everything you do?
  • Are you so organized that your sock drawer is a work of art?
  • Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and leading the charge?
  • Can you collaborate with a small team? 
  • Are you comfortable connecting to your team through technology?
  • Do you inspire everyone around you with your passion for putting people first?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we want you to become a part of our growing family. We can’t wait to hear from you! 

ABOUT NORTHWEST SELF STORAGE

We create a different storage experience through remarkable service and technology. Whether it’s clearing out the garage or expanding small businesses, we help our customers give form to their vision and build what’s next.

Our corporate and field team makes an enduring mark on the communities we work with. We care about our customers and each other. Together, we build lasting moments through a rock-solid passion for people.

OUR MISSION IS TRANSFORMATION

Life’s transitions – big and small, exciting and challenging - are why our tenants seek us out. They are creating a new chapter in their lives. We are here support them with a storage experience that puts people first. 

We keep learning and growing. Together, we are making our company, our industry, and our communities better places for the future. 

OUR VALUES

Our team turns to a set of core values any time we seek inspiration or make decisions. We own these values and use them to shape our culture of action.

Act with Kindness
Small gestures have the power to uplift and inspire. We believe in using that power to connect people, build relationships, and show gratitude to one another every day.

Do the Right Thing
Our inner compass guides us to do the right thing for our customers and one another. We value trust, mutual respect, and open communication across all members of our team.

Show Up Fully
We’re proud of the work we do, which means we never cut corners or take the easy way out. To us, showing up fully means rolling up our sleeves and giving 100%.

Embrace Change
Change sparks progress – and our team thrives on making every day a little better. Through this commitment, we will elevate each other and the community around us.

OUR VISION

Within the next 10 years...
Northwest Self Storage will be known throughout the region as the company that puts people first. From customers to employees, our reputation will be one of great service and compassion for one another. Working together, our team will make an enduring mark on our community.

Qualifications

As staff accountant, you are charged with the accuracy of the financial information of our company. Through your creative and innovative contributions to the accounting process, you will make your mark by being a part of the pre-eminent accounting team out of all Property Regional Operators (PRO's) at National Storage Affiliates. 

Additionally, you will have the following capabilities and skills:

Job Duties: 

  • Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports and reconciliations.
  • Consistent application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accrual accounting concepts. 
  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by completing and analyzing account information. 
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information. 
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other reports. 
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. 
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. 
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. 
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls. 
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends. 
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Accounting
  • Reporting skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Reporting research results
  • Excel expertise, including macro construction
  • Confidentiality 
  • Time management
  • Data entry management
  • Proficient with computer and mobile technologies
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Previous property management experience a plus
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check

Performance Expectations: 

  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by your supervisor
  • adhere to schedule and deadline
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties. 

Work Environment: 

  • Office setting, small intimate office team

Education: 

  • Bachelor's degree in tax, accounting, or finance preferable
  • Minimum 2-5 years experience in accounting/finance
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements
  • Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas

Qualifications: 

  • To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Benefits:

  • A fun, growth-minded culture
  • Support of Pacific Northwest nonprofits, giving back to our community
  • A bright, stable future with advancement opportunities
  • Company events for the whole team
  • Training and tools to progress, personally and professionally
  • Full-time employee benefits:
    • Health insurance
    • 401(k) with 4% employer match
    • Paid vacation and sick time

Compensation: 

  • $60,000 - $75,000 base salary commensurate with experience. 

Working at Northwest Self Storage is so much more than a job. You have the chance to grow with a family that cares about reaching success together. This is your moment to seize if you’re ready to embrace your own transformation. Your next step is to fill out our online application. Best of luck! 

 

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