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Energy Northwest Accounting Analyst II in Richland, Washington

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Provide financial guidance and analytical support within the Finance Department regarding system (on-line journal entry, general ledger, property, etc.) administration and development; planning and analysis of complex financial issues, including fuel transactions, taxes, refinancing, and other special projects; cash and cost budgeting/monitoring for employee benefits, debt service, depreciation, overhead allocations, etc.; maintenance of Energy Northwest project ledgers; and preparation of a variety of monthly and annual financial reports, surveys, financial statements, and tax certifications.


Provide specialized technical accounting support for the development, implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of financial systems (on-line journal entry, general ledger, etc.) and the databases, which support the functions (budget, cost accounting, inventory, asset management, travel, payroll, etc.). Analyst will need to apply knowledge of accounting principles gained by education and experience. Will need to understand Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and apply them to Energy Northwest.

Prepare Energy Northwest monthly reports, monthly and annual financial statements, special financial reports, tax certifications, surveys, etc., in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and all state and federal laws. From computer generated reports, develop analysis that explains accounting trends and variances from budgets. Relate accounting knowledge to report design and discussion of required disclosures.

Provide research and analysis for special financial issues including refunds, tax issues, nuclear fuel transactions, workers' compensation, etc., inventory and property management, and assist in the development of financial strategies.

Maintain ledgers for all Energy Northwest facilities in accordance with FERC and generally accepted accounting procedures, including the preparation of account reconciliations and journal entries.

Assist in the preparation of financial policies and procedures for the Finance manual.

Interface with internal managers/supervisors and external agencies


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited college or university. Related field must have emphasis in Accounting. Three or more years’ experience in accounting, auditing, and/or finance is required. Progressively responsible experience with monthly and financial closing processes and related compliance and financial audit processes.

Pay Range:


$71,230 - $106,846

Midpoint: $89,038

Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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As a regional leader in clean energy generation and public power solutions, Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power facility. Energy Northwest is a Washington state joint operating agency comprised of 27 public power member utilities, serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects and solutions to meet its members’ needs.