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Northern Natural Gas Financial Accountant/Sr/Technical Sr in Omaha, Nebraska

Financial Accountant/Sr/Technical Sr

Job Number: 2201397


Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

The senior technical accountant prepares financial and business related analyses and research in such areas as financial reporting, revenue and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital and investment. Responsibilities include preparing forecasts and analyzing trends in sales, finance, general business conditions and other related areas; assisting in the development of business policies, conducting special financial and business related studies and working with other departments in the preparation of analyses. Provides technical leadership to staff and directly or indirectly supervises other positions within the accounting organization.

Typical Duties

Report, analyze and interpret financial, regulatory and operating data for management and corporate functions. Such reporting analysis and interpretation may include product margin, cost analysis, profitability analysis, regional geographic assessments, pricing analysis and any other ad-hoc analysis of interest to management and business unit leaders.

Develop, implement and update effective financial and operational information systems to meet both current reporting needs and future requirements. Provide the financial and operational areas with timely, accurate and meaningful information allowing them to better manage their areas of responsibility.

Present results of research and analyses and provide recommendations in written and verbal presentation formats. Use PC based systems and software to compile and prepare reports, graphs and charts of data developed to include in the presentations.

Compile and prepare information for regulatory filings and financial reporting.

Responsible for special projects, developing appropriate financial models as necessary.

Plans, conducts and supervises assignments for accountants, senior accountants and technical accountants in order to enhance co-workers knowledge and skills. Reviews progress and evaluates results.

Assists with the performance appraisal process and hiring of staff positions.

Supervises, either directly or indirectly, accounting assistants, accountants and technical accountants; provide technical leadership to staff.

Participates/leads committees and task forces dealing with financial, regulatory and accounting issues facing the company or business units.

Provide technical leadership to staff.

Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning.

Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Communications / Contacts

Internal - Finance and accounting management and staff, business unit leaders and staff; corporate treasury and finance personnel

External - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Corporate Noteholders, Environmental Protection Agency, auditing firms and IRS


Bachelor's degree in accounting.

MBA or CPA preferred.

Six or more years work experience in accounting with emphasis in financial or regulatory reporting and financial analysis.

Superior research and analytical skills with experience in financial and regulatory analyses.

Leadership skills to provide guidance, direction, orientation and instruction.

Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and conduct presentations.

Strong project management skills; the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Strong personal computer skills; proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, DB2 and PowerPoint; demonstrated ability to understand and utilize computer systems and applications for analysis.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

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

Northern Natural Gas

Job : Accounting/Finance

Primary Location : NE-Omaha

Organization : Northern Natural Gas

Schedule : Full time

: $56,200-$100,600

Req ID: 2201397