Financial Analyst - Regulatory

$50,200 - $113,400 yearly
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Butte, MT, USA
  • Jan 04, 2023
Full time Analysis Finance

Job Description

Work Location: Butte, MT

Pay range: 5-8 ($50,200 to $113,400)

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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Internal candidates apply through iConnect.

About this position:

In this role you will participate as part of the Regulatory and Finance teams in maintaining and reporting financial data, including analyzing, reporting, and presenting information to management and external regulatory agencies. You will assist with regulatory initiatives in an effort to achieve company goals, including the development and filing of general rate review applications. Your efforts will be focused on the company's Montana jurisdiction regulatory process in an effort to achieve successful regulatory outcomes. Regularly analyze, review, and prepare research, studies, and information related to utility rates, revenues, tariff schedules, service, customer data, and various regulatory filings.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 709,000 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and an additional non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 10 paid holidays

About this job:

  • Perform financial accounting, economic, and other analyses of regulatory matters
  • Develop and process regulatory filings ensuring timely recovery of utility costs
  • Maintain revenue databases and related reporting
  • Perform research, analysis and coordination with various departments in support of customer rates, revenues, tariff schedules, cost of service, and customer data
  • Prepare and maintain budgeted financial information and analyze variances against actual results
  • Integrate information from a variety of sources and logically analyze and interpret data to identify relevant issues
  • Communicate with various departments and external vendors in a logical and concise manner
  • Meet regulatory reporting requirements and present findings and recommendations to management through reports, presentations, or other direct communications.
  • Provide key analytical support for regulatory proposals and develop models as needed that support corporate goals
  • Support timely and quality completion of regulatory filings and help ensure revenues and expenses are properly recorded
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to identify and resolve accounting and reporting issues
  • Represent the company at public and government agency meetings, potentially including the opportunity to provide testimony before regulatory agencies
  • Travel required up to 10% of time
  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Data Science, or related field, or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent work experience. Additional experience welcomed and recognized with compensation up to the top of the pay range.
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills, with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi-task and, most importantly, the ability to work well in a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Ability to be proactive, problem solve, and trouble shoot issues without detailed assistance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under established timelines
  • Ability to become proficient with the application of the company's policies and procedures, revenue requirement-related processes, tariffs, and related regulatory rules/laws
  • Knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts preferred