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Technical Accounting Analyst 3 

Non-Union Position
Technical Accounting Staff; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)  

Hybrid schedule available for Oregon & Washington residents. 
Regular FT 
Posting # 4180  


The Role:


This position is a key member of the Technical Accounting team, reporting to the Technical Accounting Consultant – Lead. This position plays a critical role in collaborating with the Technical Accounting team to perform thorough accounting research on complex business issues, including documentation on the Company’s conclusions and positions. This position will work closely with other accounting teams, various business departments, and upper management. 

Day to Day:


  • Oversee the Company’s accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with emerging US GAAP and relevance with evolving business activities.
  • Act as a consultation resource for technical accounting issues and complex business transactions throughout the Company, including the review of various business contracts for accounting implications.
  • Research and document technical accounting issues, providing recommendations to management for resolution.
  • Partner with the Financial Reporting Analysts to ensure the Company’s external disclosures are complete and in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Monitor emerging FASB and SEC accounting guidance for new or proposed changes to existing guidance that may impact the Company.
  • Prepare materials for the Company’s Disclosure, Finance, and Audit Committees.
  • Evaluate, prepare documentation for, and lead the accounting and disclosure of the Company’s stock-based compensation transactions and pension accounting in accordance with ASC 718 and ASC 715, respectively, and other relevant accounting guidance.
  • Support the Company’s debt and equity financings.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the Proxy Statement.
  • Participate as a technical resource in the external audit process. 
  • Complete internal control procedures to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 
  • Demonstrates appropriate leadership and decision-making behaviors.
  • Maintain technical accounting knowledge and personal skill development. 
  • Lead, contribute to, or participate in ad hoc projects as required. 
  • Support the Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.

Come on your first day with:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA certificate are required.  
  • Minimum five years of applied accounting experience. Public accounting experience is preferred.
  • Experience in a utility operation and knowledge of standard utility accounting and public utility reporting and filing requirements are highly desired.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in applying US GAAP and consolidation principles are required.  
  • Knowledge of SEC reporting disclosures and requirements is desired.  
  • Experience using SAP or another general ledger or other financial software system is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills are required, including the ability to critically think and apply technical accounting knowledge to business requirements, including understanding the impacts of decisions made. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. 
  • Requires strong attention to detail while keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with limited supervision.
  • Requires outstanding ethical standards and values consistent with those of the Company. 
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally across an organization and in a team environment.

What we offer:


Work Life Balance -

  • Up to 21 Vacation Sick Time Days  
  • 10 paid holiday and 3 floating holidays. 
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • 1500 Sq foot exercise facility and secure bike room. 


Financial -

  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • Generous 401K company contribution and match. 
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Up to $5250 a year in tuition reimbursement 


Discounts -

  • 20% off natural gas service 
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless 


Base salary range: $87,300.00 - $124,350.00 per year, depending on qualifications

Annual Target Incentive: Level 3, 9.5% target
Targets are calculated using eligible earnings during plan year participation. Payout, if earned, is based on company and individual performance for each plan year and may range from 0% – 200% of target. Targets are subject to change in subsequent plan years. Must be employed by September 30 in order to receive any prorated payout.    


Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.


Deadline: 2/07/2023


Disclosure: We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.


All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.


NW Natural is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace our candidates’ diversity and take affirmative action to employ and advance individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, marital status, genetic information, and all other legally protected characteristics. We forbid discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on any protected status or characteristic. A criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment with NW Natural. Instead, we make individualized assessments regarding qualifications and backgrounds. NW Natural is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation as part of the application process, please contact us at or  (971) 979-6341.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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