Xcel Energy Accounting/Financial Consultant Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 you’re looking for.

Position Summary

In this role, you will perform a variety of tasks such as: prepare financial materials and notes for the CEO and senior leadership team , prepare presentations and CFO notes for financial presentations to the Board of Directors, and analyze an Operating Company’s income statement against budget and forecast, as well as specific focus on margin on a year over year basis. Assumes a lead role and is 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. Determines and leads appropriate actions as needed. Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of financial, accounting, tax and ratemaking principles, practices and procedures. 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 impacts. Possesses a thorough understanding of the business. Consults 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 organization and business areas.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for 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. Takes responsibility for accuracy of information.

  • Frequently leads complex projects, and the implementation of problem resolutions and process improvements from a broad spectrum.

  • Prepares filings, testimony and defense of company positions, on legal and regulatory matters.

  • Consults 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.

  • Involved in the training of co-workers, subordinates, and new employees. Fills leadership roles as needed for special projects and providing work instructions to others. Stays abreast of current developments.

  • Assigned point of contact for specific internal and external customers or to provide subject expertise.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related business degree required, advanced degree desirable.

  • CPA, CMA, IA or other applicable certifications also desirable.

  • Requires at least 7 years general financial accounting and reporting or tax experience.

  • In depth knowledge of GAAP, SEC, FERC and various other regulatory or tax rules.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences and analyze complex business scenarios Experience with project roles essential.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use MS office applications.

Preferred Skills/Attributes

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Strong desire for leadership

  • Track record of independently seeking out and learning topics, using to build the team

  • Confidence in presenting financial results

  • Graph/chart experience

  • Strong networking/relationship management

  • Positive/influencing manner


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 you’re 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 || 75460:Financial Performance & Rpting || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 15768

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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