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NorthWestern Energy Business Coordinator in Helena, Montana

Business Coordinator

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  • 22-Nov-2021 to 06-Dec-2021 (MST)

  • Finance

  • Helena, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: November 22, 2021 through December 6, 2021


Business Coordinator



Work Location

Helena, MT


5-8 ($49,000 - $110,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test

Not Required

Background Check


Relocation Benefit



Part-time within NorthWestern Energy service territory negotiable


Provide operational accounting activities and financial analysis for departments within the operations division. Coordinate the divisional accounting requirements, annual and monthly operating and capital budget support, forecasts, and reporting. Utilize SAP and PowerPlan systems for daily activities. Serves as the accounting and finance liaison in the operating division.


  • 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

  • Prepare financial analysis for the operating division

  • Assist in the division's operating budget, capital budget, and forecast development

  • Establish and maintain an effective system for analyzing operating performance of the various work units

  • Serves as the primary Finance contact for the operating division

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with division managers. Performs various activities utilizing SAP order & project writing/releasing/closing and financial reporting in accordance with established work process and accounting requirements

  • Provide monthly analysis of capital and O&M expenditures for the operating areas

  • Provide operational accounting set-up and support, through an understanding FERC guidelines and requirements

  • Prepare accounting journal entries

  • Process cash as necessary for various work processes within operating divisions

  • Support year-end accounting closing activities.

  • Maintain the operating area CWIP ledger

  • Perform necessary billing functions related to damages, customer requested relocates, MDOT, advances, CIAC's and any other not defined here

  • Perform other duties and functions as appropriate


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Minimum: A four-year degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent with three or more years of related experience

  • An understanding of operating and capital budgeting processes, financial analysis techniques, financial reporting, and accounting principles

  • Possess solid written and verbal communication skills, along with strong spreadsheet, word processing, and computer application skills

  • Demonstrates an ability to use technology to solve business problems

  • Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the organization


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 #3488

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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.