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Senior Accountant

Vaisala is a global technology leader and expert in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements and our solutions enable customers to find answers, remove doubt, and make smarter decisions.  We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet.  Curiosity, the desire to meet challenges and an extraordinary ability to innovate are Vaisala's core, both past and present. In line with our mission “Observations for a better world,” we continue our work to help find answers and take action for a sustainable future.  


Our employees demonstrate, uphold, support, and model the Vaisala Values: Customer Focus, Innovation & Renewal, Strong Together and Integrity. Sharing strong and common values is part of our culture and enables us to work towards our shared mission.


Position Description:

We are currently searching for a Senior Accountant to join our US Finance team in Louisville (Boulder), Colorado. This individual’s main focus will include the following:  General Ledger monthly financial closing tasks, assisting with government audits or notices, corporate compliance submissions, tax support, and annual business registrations. 


This role is comprised of:

  • General accounting duties 
    • Responsible for the completion of key functions as part of the month end closing process, including the preparation and input of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and account analysis.
    • Assist with expenditure analysis of capital projects including cost reconciliation and corrections. Support project managers with analysis and setup of Fixed Assets.
    • Maintain submissions required for annual registrations keeping Vaisala legally compliant with government jurisdictions. This includes business licenses and other state or federal required submissions.
    • Assist with data preparation for US or Canada government or other agency audits as appropriate
    • Complete various government census surveys
    • Support general ledger audit requests
  • Tax accountant duties 
    • Support corporate entity requests for audit information, tax requirements and financial specifications.
    • Assist with corporate tax submissions for year-end provisions, extension filings and final returns.
    • Support corporate tax, property tax and business license review and payments
    • Assist with direct tax compliance for US/Canada including sales and use tax, gross receipts tax, and 1099 annual filings. 
    • Analyze and respond to inquiries from governmental jurisdictions to resolve corporate tax submission discrepancies.
  • Other Financial duties 
    • Interface and support requests from internal employees in various business areas including Sales, AR/customers, AP/suppliers, Tax, HR and Legal.
    • Ad hoc analysis as required
    • Backup support for processing employee expense reports
    • Backup support for Indirect Tax Accounting


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business, and 3-5 years of General Accounting experience 
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Finance, Accounting, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable processes. 
  • Experience with eBS Oracle and/or SAP S/4HANA, Vertex, or similar enterprise system
  • Excellent Balance Sheet reconciliation skills and experience.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare journal entries and reconciliations. 
  • Expert Microsoft® Excel skills required
  • Self-starting individual who is eager to learn and curious. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and must be detail and process oriented.
  • Navigate and prioritize tasks in dynamic environment with continuous deadlines.
  • Experience with US taxes, compliance requirements and audits preferred.



ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: $85,000-95,000 annually. (Salary is determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data). Our employees are also eligible for bonuses based on performance.

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.  We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Take advantage of this opportunity and join our team to make a difference!


What we offer:

Our benefits package includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, company paid life, long and short term disability, 401(K) plan with company match, a variety of voluntary benefits programs, fitness reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, and tuition reimbursement. We also offer holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.


To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S. Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system. Candidates are subject to a complete background check prior to an offer being extended.  As a federal contractor, Vaisala reserves the right to enforce government mandated vaccination requirements for its employees.



Vaisala is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legal protected status.


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Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. As a government contractor, Vaisala complies with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Act), which is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please contact Human Resources by phone at 303-499-1701 or by email at Please note that you can easily submit application by attaching your LinkedIn profile in the recruitment tool (LinkedIn Apply functionality).

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