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Accounting & Finance
Lacey, WA, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Who We Are

About Ascend

At Ascend, we recognize the struggles that accounting & finance professionals face in traditional firms—from rigid hierarchies and overwhelming workloads to the elusive work-life balance. We believe your ambition should not be constrained by outdated practices or opaque career paths. Here, you're not just a number but a valued member of a community that champions both your professional and personal fulfillment. Our mission is to transform the public accounting experience into one where work-life harmony is a reality, and where your career advancement is supported by a nurturing network and robust resources.

We partner with regional, entrepreneurial firms and provide them with the resources and support necessary to thrive in today's dynamic market. This includes access to growth capital, robust talent acquisition, top-tier technology, transformative leadership, shared back-office services, & more. Founded in January 2023, Ascend attained revenues to sufficiently qualify as a Top 100 U.S. accounting firm within six months of operation. Explore Ascend, where your career soars without sacrificing your quality of life.

About ODC

Opsahl Dawson (ODC) was founded in 1979 in Longview, WA, where we have flourished into the award-winning firm we are today. We specialize in Accounting, Tax Preparation, and Bookkeeping with 75+ people across the United States. With 30+ years of proven service, we’re the go-to CPA firm in SW Washington. You’ll be joining a fun team and a renowned firm that was named a 2022 Best Midsized Firm to Work for by Accounting Today.

In January 2023, ODC made the strategic decision to join Ascend! With Ascend’s partnership and shared resources, ODC is well positioned for strong innovation and growth in the years to come.

The Role

We're seeking a Bookkeeper to work in our Business Services Department (BSD). In this role, you'll play a vital part in providing bookkeeping, payroll computation, payroll tax reporting and excise tax reporting services to our clients. You'll collaborate closely with other team members of the firm, where each day will bring a new opportunity to contribute, learn, and grow. In this role, you won't just be working on accounts - you'll have the opportunity to work directly with our clients, forming meaningful connections and offering solutions that make a real difference!

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with monthly, quarterly and annual bookkeeping
  • Compute payroll for clients
  • Prepare federal and state payroll tax reports for clients
  • Prepare state excise tax reports for clients


  • Monday - Friday
  • 8 hour day shift
  • Can be Full-Time or Part-Time

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years of bookkeeping experience
  • Working knowledge of accounting theory, concepts, practices and procedures and State of Washington tax regulations
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Experience working in an accounting firm or professional services environment

Who We Look For

An exceptionally organized individual, boasting excellent time management skills and excellent verbal & written communication. Someone who thrives in meeting multiple deadlines with minimal supervision, demonstrating capacity for leadership and motivation in a collaborative setting. A dedicated team-player, committed to producing high-quality work, coupled with strong interpersonal skills. An enthusiastic willingness to learn and adapt is also key to succeeding in this role.

What We Offer

Join our team and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that supports well-being, health, and ongoing professional growth:

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Voluntary Insurance Options
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Vacation Incentive
  • Commitment to Professional Development

How To Apply

Submit your information in the application section directly below! This will include:

  • Basic contact information
  • Resume/CV and optional cover letter upload
  • Work eligibility, credentials, and compensation
  • Voluntary demographic & self-ID questions

For further questions or inquiries about the role, please reach out to Kim Chedgy, Sr. Recruiter at

The pay range for this role is $25.00 - $35.00 per hour. This range includes the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position. Actual compensation may vary based on various factors, including experience, education and/or skill level.

At Ascend, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Ascend hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.