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Associate Financial Manager


Columbus, NE, US, 68602

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Associate Financial Manager located at Columbus General Office in Columbus.  Position closes March 18, 2020.  


Position Summary

This position will be exposed to several different financial services areas of responsibility including Accounting, Financial Planning, Business Unit Financial Management and Investment Portfolio and Debt Administration.  The incumbent will work in one or more of these areas to obtain development for management positions in the financial services areas. This position will work collaboratively with others, both within financial services and across the District, to satisfactorily complete job responsibilities, and, as assigned, will actively participate on District teams / projects.  The incumbent will utilize his/her knowledge and skills to assist with making informed, effective recommendations and decisions, as well as assist with the identification and implementation of opportunities for continuous process improvement, while maintaining effective internal controls.v

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related business degree is required, Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Minimum five years of accounting, finance or related experience.

Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications.

Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), finance, and budgeting processes.

Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of and experience working with SAP is highly desirable.

Previous utility experience in accounting and/or finance is highly desirable.

Licenses and/or Certifications

CPA or CMA certification is highly preferred.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assist the Accounting Manager with team leadership and related responsibilities for the completion of accounting activities including, but not limited to: Preparation and review of financial statements for the District and related Trusts; preparation of presentations, statistical reports, schedules and other information on financial and operating results for management and other stakeholders; review allocation of costs for consistency with FERC accounting for utilities, the District’s philosophy, contractual obligations and rate methodology; interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles; recording/reporting for fixed assets and miscellaneous receivables; analysis and application of new legislation; accounting and billing of various participation contracts; review of Southwest Power Pool integrated market settlement and related transactions for compliance with market protocols and energy-related contracts; perform data analytics and calculate various financial metrics and costs to support the District’s efforts to maintain low rates; review processes and controls related to Treasury; and participation in financial audit activities.


Assist the Director of Finance and Financial Planning with team leadership and related responsibilities for the completion of financial planning activities including, but not limited to: The financial planning process for the District and individual business units and the integration of these financial plans with strategic planning, forecasting and performance tracking; financial planning to assure that the corporate budget is approved in compliance with the District’s bond resolutions; the identification of revenue requirements for rate development; the executive management financial review and reporting processes; the financial activities related to GGS, Sheldon and CNS participation contracts; preparation and review of profit and loss statements; the financial controlling process which includes administrative oversight and coordination with the Accounting team for business unit / level of service profit and loss reporting using the natural and FERC chart of accounts; and month-end settlement activities which includes reconciliation of financial statement reporting and internal/rate reporting.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Continued)

Assist the Director of Finance and Financial Planning, the CNS Finance, Cost and Procurement Manager and/or the Finance and Cost Manager – Operations with team leadership and related responsibilities for the completion of business unit financial management activities including, but not limited to: Establishment, monitoring and maintenance of integrated business unit financial plans for the current and future years to support business unit and District objectives; financial reporting and financial planning services to the business unit; and establishment and maintenance of an accurate and effective set of financial performance measurement and benchmarking indicators for the business unit.


Assist the Investment Portfolio and Debt Administrator with responsibilities for the completion of activities including, but not limited to: Effective management of the District’s debt and debt service compliance with bond resolutions; optimal investment of the District’s funds and investment strategy compliance with bond resolutions; the establishment and maintenance of effective internal controls and business processes; the evaluation and maintenance of effective professional relationships including banking, broker, investment advisor and investment manager relationships; the review and recommendation of alternative finance strategies to lower overall debt service, the review for compliance with the arbitration rebate section of the tax code; and the calculation and review of benchmarks and performance measures.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: $8,455-$10,889 Monthly 

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln