1+ months

Accounting Consultant Job

Xcel Energy
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what youre 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, financial and tax rules, SEC and FERC rules, and state jurisdictional rules as needed.


Reviews agreements and orders prior to acceptance to identify accounting impacts. Uses a thorough understanding of the business to provide consultation to others on processes needed to ensure proper financial and accounting controls exist.  Frequently assigned to the lead role for unusual and complex assignments. Provides work instruction to others.  Provides consulting on specific topics both within the Financial Operations organization and business areas.  Assumes a lead role responsible for the accurate and timely analysis and reporting of various business cycles. Interprets and applies results given through internal and external reports and tax filings.

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.
  • Responsible 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 and tax filings.
  • Maintenance of standard recurring journal entries. Prepare and review month-end account reconciliations accurately and timely.
  • 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; advanced degree desirable.
  • Minimum seven 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.
  • CPA, CMA, IA or other applicable certifications desirable.



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 youre 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 ||

Requisition Number: 20319

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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


Posted: 2019-11-21 Expires: 2020-02-17

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