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Avista Utilities Accounting Analyst in Spokane, Washington


Closes: November 30, 2020Salary: DOQ

Job Description

This role is a member of a team that is primarily responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of all project and fixed asset activity. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Set-up, monitor and close capital and operations and maintenance projects.

  • Research and provide capital and operations and maintenance determinations to internal customers. Prepare monthly closing journals and account reconciliations as assigned.

  • Maintain fixed asset records by processing retirements and unitizing plant assets.

  • Prepare analyses, schedules and reports required to support corporate objectives, management decision-making and compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Facilitate the monthly system closing processes utilizing Oracle E-Business Suite and/or PowerPlan and assist in resolving system issues as needed.

  • Respond to questions of internal customers, auditors and commission staff.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting, and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience; CPA or MBA is preferred.

  • Broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls.

  • Knowledge of utility electric or gas operations, and utility, regulatory and/or cost accounting is preferred. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills as well as the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)