NorthWestern Energy Accountant in Butte, Montana


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  • 12-Jul-2018 to 26-Jul-2018 (MST)

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  • Butte, MT, USA

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POSTING DATES: July 12, 2018 through July 26, 2018





Work Location

Butte, MT


5-8 ($42,300 to $105,600)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Accountant is responsible for providing support to NorthWestern Energy's accounting function. The Accountant works daily with financial and operations employees at many company locations. To succeed in this role, the candidate should have an eye for detail, an interest in learning about the business, accounting rules and industry regulation and a desire to take personal responsibility for completing tasks and solving problems. The candidate should also have the ability to interpret and effectively communicate complex financial and accounting data.

The accountant is a member of the accounting department and is involved in entity-wide accounting activities, working as a part of a team to accomplish goals.


  • 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

  • Demonstrate computer skills, with the ability to adapt to ever-changing technology

  • Consistently take a proactive approach to identifying, analyzing and improving upon existing business processes

  • Prepare supporting schedules, analysis and reports for monthly closings, audits, financial filings and regulatory filings

  • Identify and research open reconciling items. Proactively resolve and / or escalate material items

  • Prepare journal entries and general accounting duties as needed

  • Work must be well documented

  • Fulfill operational and management data requests

  • Communicate with all levels of employees, and serve as a liaison with other business areas to foster great internal customer service in a timely manner

  • This position is primarily in an office environment with the majority of the time spent sitting

  • Some travel may be required

  • Occasional lifting of office materials up to twenty-five (25) pounds is required


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Be organized and able to prioritize multiple work assignments

  • Possess problem solving skills, be a self-starter and continually adapt to changing technology

  • Four-year accounting or similar degree and previous accounting experience required. CPA license is a plus

  • Proven analytical and accuracy skills. Requires attention to detail

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and a positive attitude

  • Experience with SAP, Power Plant, Excel and Word are preferred

  • Knowledge of FERC-based accounting is desired

  • Ability to work effectively in an individual contributor or team environment


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2626

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithoutregard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.