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May 15, 2018

Watson Companies Senior Accountant (Bend, Oregon)

Watson Companies, is the corporate headquarters for a locally owned real estate investment enterprise.  One of our more recognized companies is Hayden Homes.  Hayden Homes has been the Hometown Builder in communities across the Northwest (Idaho, Oregon and Washington) for nearly 30 years, with an unwavering commitment to building the highest quality home for the lowest possible cost.
We have a collaborative, team centric and execution oriented culture, and are passionate about supporting the communities where we build, work and live, in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. We value strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and a work/life balance. If you’re a motivated individual with a strong work ethic who shares our core values and is looking for their next exciting opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.
We are located in Bend, Oregon, and currently have an opening for a Senior Accountant.  If you are seeking a growth opportunity, enjoy working in a small office environment, with the flexibility to be involved in a variety of projects and are detail-oriented and organized, this may be the role for you!
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for a variety of project based accounting duties, including:

  • Coordinating and processing purchase and sale transactions.
  • Reviewing quarterly and annual reconciliations.
  • Preparing financial reviews.
  • Preparing budgets.
  • Supporting tax planning and tax preparation.
  • Supporting staff accountants.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.


  • 5-6 years of accounting experience required.
  • Previous real estate experience desirable.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, to various audiences.
  • Ability to organize work flow and work product with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce quality work within tight timeframes.
  • Ability to managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with team members collaboratively.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (especially Excel)
  • Experience with QuickBooks or other accounting software.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of real estate industry (county records, title and escrow).

Travel:  Approximately 5% annually within local and regional areas.  Employee will use their own vehicle.
 A competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance (medical, dental, vision, RX), disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k retirement savings.
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment:  This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet but on occasion it can be busy and active with varying levels of noise.
Physical Demands: This is largely a sedentary role but occasionally is required to reach with arms and use hands and fingers to grab, pull, push, lift and at times will need to stand, crouch, crawl, stoop, and bend.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds or more.
This job description is a general description of the job.  This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that this position may perform.