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Xcel Energy Accounting Consultant - Technical Accounting Job in Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of financial, accounting, tax and ratemaking principles, practices and procedures. Determines and leads appropriate actions as needed. Ensures adherence to general accounting and tax rules, SEC and FERC rules, and state jurisdictional rules as needed. Reviews agreements and orders prior to acceptance to identify impacts. Uses a thorough understanding of the business to provide consultation to others on processes needed to ensure proper financial and accounting controls exist. Provides work instruction to others.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Evaluates proposed transactions for accounting and tax implications, provides constructive analysis. Conducts research and develops strategies.

  • Uses project management skills to lead complex projects including accounting assessments for new transactions, and successful implementation of new accounting standards, problem resolutions and process improvements.

  • Prepares filings, testimony and defense of company positions on accounting and regulatory matters.

  • Responsible for accuracy and completion of the month-end, quarter-end and year-end accounting and/or other business close cycles. Produces and/or distributes internal and external reports.

  • Frequently leads complex projects and the implementation of problem resolutions and process improvements.

  • Consults with process owners and process users to ensure there are adequate internal financial and accounting processes in place.

  • Identifies and coordinates data and systems improvements. Works closely with I/T on problem resolutions, enhancements, testing and data verification. May provide user sign off on I/T projects.

  • Trains co-workers and new employees. Fills leadership roles as needed for special projects and providing work instructions to others. Stays abreast of current developments.

  • Point of contact and subject matter expertise for specific internal and external customers.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related business degree required.

• Minimum of 4 to 6, or more years general financial accounting and reporting or tax experience.

• In depth knowledge of GAAP, SEC, FERC and various other regulatory or tax rules and principles.

• Advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences and analyze complex business scenarios.

• Experience with project roles essential.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree or equivalent certification. For example, CPA, CFA, CMA, IA or other applicable certification.

Advisory Firm, investment banking, public accounting, and/or other relevant experience.

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 75220:Accounting And Reporting || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 45932

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com