High Performance Lasers

Senior Accountant

Be part of a high-performance accounting team.  Streamline existing accounting activities to enable future growth.  Collaborate with others to improve systems, reporting and controls.

You will be responsible for a variety of corporate accounting, compliance and reporting functions and activities in support of nLIGHT’s expanding businesses in Vancouver, Washington and Hillsboro, Oregon, as well as international locations in China, Finland and Korea. You need to be a hands-on professional who will ensure proper accounting of business results as well as improve the quality of data on which decisions are made. We are seeking a self-starter with very high personal and professional values, attention to detail, strong work ethic and positive attitude. 


  • Participate in the month-end close process for the US general ledger, including journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis.
  • Support audit, tax and compliance requirements, including preparation of required materials.
  • Maintain responsibility for stock compensation and equity accounting. .
  • Prepare and analyze certain financial statements and footnote disclosures based on US GAAP.
  • Prepare various financial reports for internal and external use.
  • Assist with the design and monitoring of business processes and internal controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and maintain accounting policies in compliance with GAAP and SEC regulations.
  • Work with the Controller and CFO on special projects, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Public accounting experience strongly preferred. CPA or CPA-eligible status preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and ability to communicate accounting concepts to management.
  • Ability to research and interpret accounting guidance and draft accounting memos to support conclusions.
  • Power user of Microsoft Excel. Experience with data query tools is a plus.
  • Must enjoy problem solving, streamlining work, identifying areas for improvement and following through to drive related changes.

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. We're committed to working together to deliver breakthrough solutions that help our customers innovate and grow.

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

nLIGHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including protected veterans and people with disabilities. For more information, please see the EEO is the Law poster from the federal government: dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf 

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