Staff Accountant

Seattle, Washington
Finance – Accounting /
Full-time /
About Mast Reforestation (Mast): 

As the leading end-to-end reforestation company in the U.S., Mast is on a mission to make reforestation scalable. As bigger and hotter fires destroy more forestland every year, Mast provides fast, resilient forest restoration for landowners impacted by devastating wildfires. As the only vertically-integrated reforestation company in the industry, Mast has removed the financial, procedural, and seed supply barriers that typically stand in the way of getting reforestation done.  Mast collects native, diverse seed species and manages site preparation, planting, and ongoing monitoring, delivering high quality projects.  By assembling first-of-its-kind third party capital, Mast delivers these projects at no-cost to landowners.  With trusted forestry companies Silvaseed and Cal Forest in its portfolio, Mast is the largest seed bank and reforestation container stock producer in the Western U.S. Mast is also an innovation center for the non-timber forestry supply chain, developing various biological and technical products for achieving land management goals more efficiently. To learn more, visit and watch this video of our recent Montana project (hyperlink:

If you’re inspired by our work, we’d encourage you to apply!

Mast Reforestation is hiring a Staff Accountant to join our high-performing Accounting team.  This is an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented team player to join a mission-driven company.  The individual will find the Accounting department has other seasoned colleagues to learn from, while having a strong sense of purpose when other departments are looking for support and advice from accounting.  Reporting to the Financial Controller, the ideal candidate will have a stable employment record of working for small to medium-sized organizations and be capable of working independently, delivering high-quality work under the scheduled timeline.

Key Requirements

    • Works closely with the Financial Controller to support all financial reporting activities, maintains the current accounting process, documents the process (SOP), and creates a better process
    • Quickly familiarizes self with the company policies, procedures and OKRs
    • Performs various reconciliations (bank accounts, corporate credit cards, employee credit cards, etc)
    • Be the key contributor to complete month-end, quarter-end and year-end closes
    • Processes payrolls: Salaried and Hourly (two different schedules) by reviewing the timecards, working with the People Ops team to manage any special payroll arrangements, and owning any post-payroll steps for smooth and accurate payroll processing
    • Utilizes the current accounting system, payroll platform and incoming ERP, documents the best practices from the accounting perspective and functions these SaaS to their fullest capabilities, and finds workaround on their limitations.  Maps the ‘’to and from” between platforms (non finance SaaS).
    • Understands all company departments and gain an understanding of where the Accounting function fits in and provides support and controls
    • Acts as a liaison between all departments  
    • Shadows the Financial Controller in learning about the company budget process
    • Contributes to responding to inquiries from state agencies and completes non-income tax filings for multiple states
    • Takes on special projects when the opportunity arises. 

Preferred Qualifications and Durable Qualities

    • 5+ years of Staff Accountant experience, ideally with intercompany wholesale and retail experience
    • QuickBooks, Gusto, and Brex experience is a plus
    • Demonstrates the ability to ask questions about the company, mission, the expectations of the role, and what success looks like for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 2nd year, etc.
    • Works well in an ever changing, less structured startup environment.
    • Ability to multitask
    • Communicates effectively - it is imperative that you can effectively communicate and build relationships across all corners of the business.
    • Shows interest and curiosity in understanding the company’s industry, culture, and business dynamics/trends
    • Enjoys finding areas of improvement
    • Truly meticulous
    • Able to work from the office 2 to 3 days a week
$90,000 - $110,000 a year
Salary posting and Benefits of working at Mast Reforestation: 
The compensation package includes a base salary plus numerous benefits (see below).  As of June 2024, the geo-located base salary for this role falls within this band: $90,000 to $110,000 p.a.  We’ll determine the final base salary based on the candidate’s relevant experience, skills level and residing location during the hiring process.
Mast Reforestation, Silvaseed & Cal Forest offer:

- Competitive salary
- Location-based compensation
- 80% health insurance coverage for Full-Time non-seasonal employees, including Medical, Dental & Vision insurance plans
- Voluntary insurance plans with competitive premium rates: Pet insurance, Life insurance, Accidents.  
- Company paid Short Term Disability insurance and Group Term Life insurance
- Company’s incentive stock options (ISO) for eligible employee groups
- Retirement saving plan: Sustainable 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with climate-focused investment options.
- Commuter Benefits in eligible cities
- 6 paid holidays.  Two company-wide closing weeks per year. 
- Flexible PTO for Salaried employees.  Generous PTO accrual for Hourly employees.
- Allowances for out-of-state employees
- Relocation support for out-of-state employees
- Our Seattle office is dog friendly!