Accountant/Staff Accountant

Job Description
Colstrip, MT - Under general direction, the Staff Accountant is responsible for the more complex processing of accounting information. Supports all plant and joint ownership personnel in compliance with operating arrangements, data and accounting. This position is a senior-skill level without formal supervisory responsibility. May provide guidance and direction to other Talen Energy employees to support production of high quality, timely and cost-effective information and reporting. EOE M/F/D/V
Job Responsibilities
1.) Evaluate information and provides reporting to internal and external entities regarding property and generation taxes, contracts with vendors, operational and cost analysis for the plant, and correction of data.
2.) Prepare more complex journal entries, account reconciliations, system process confirmations and other reports in support of the monthly close process.
3.) Prepare and analyze requested information in support of the owner audits of the plant facilities, including all meetings, arrangements, data tracking, support documentation, and item correction.
4.) Enhance processes throughout the organization in own work area.
5.) Support all SOX and record retention requirements for quarterly testing and assurance of controls.
6.) Maintain responsibility for accounts payable processing, project analysis, cost analysis and accounts receivable processing.
7.) Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced co-workers.
8.) Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
9.) Direct the work of other staff members, including temporary, summer, and work study employees.
10.) Increase and apply knowledge of daily activities to constantly improve the efficiency and quality of work.
11.) Perform related job duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
1.) Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent years of experience.
2.) Minimum 2 years accounting experience.
3.) Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office and integrated software packages.
Preferred Qualifications
1.) Knowledge of GAAP accounting and reporting.
2.) Effective written and oral communication skills.
3.) Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and databases.
4.) Effective interpersonal skills.
Time Type
Full time
Number of Openings
Note: You will have an opportunity to add attachments to your application. Please use this opportunity to upload your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents .
Thank you for your interest in Talen Energy!
Talen Energy is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in North America. We operate power plants that use diverse fuel sources in the most attractive wholesale power markets, and sell energy to wholesale and retail customers in selected competitive markets. Our passion for excellence grows value through safe and efficient operations. We have an inclusive, diverse, respectful and collaborative workplace, and a strong commitment to innovation, teamwork and integrity. We generate energy for a brighter tomorrow.
Talen Energy is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, disability, perceived disability or any other protected characteristic as may be defined by applicable law.
If you need assistance with the application process, please email us at Talen_HR@talenenergy.com .

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