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A resume and cover letter are required for this position. Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date for application materials is scheduled for June 22.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at to discuss the position.


In addition to a competitive starting salary range of $54,900 – $73,200 (Accounting Analyst I)  $63,525 – 84,700 (Accounting Analyst II) $73,725-$98,300 (Accounting Analyst Senior) (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year. 

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.


SUMMARY: Under general supervision, perform accounting and reporting for one or more business lines and functional areas, assist with preparation of combined financial statements, prepare tax returns, support external audits and meet various external reporting requirements for the District’s combined reporting entity of over $1 billion in assets and annual revenues of over $400 million. Ensure that accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with contractual agreements, federal and state regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, bond covenants and District financial policies. Work output has considerable impact on the work of other financial functions, reporting, decision making processes and is essential for receiving clean audit opinions, maintaining strong credit ratings and achieving District financial goals and strategic objectives.

This position will be filled at the Accounting Analyst I, II or Senior level, contingent upon the selected applicant’s education, skills and experience.

RESPONSIBILITES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. 

30% of Time

 Journalize financial statement activity, perform reconciliations, variance analysis, research and resolve discrepancies to ensure the accuracy of reported information. 

20% of Time

Assist department in monitoring accounting practices for compliance with contractual agreements, FERC regulations, GASB and FASB pronouncements, state requirements and management policy. Identify problem areas and potential solutions.


10% of Time

 Analyze, prepare schedules and respond to inquiries in support of various audits.


10% of Time

 Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.


10% of Time

Participate in the design and implementation of new procedures, policies or services.

10% of Time

Assist with compilation of financial data for external data requests.


10% of Time

Assist with financial analysis and document review on special projects.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Post Secondary Education

Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor’s degree (B. S., B. A.) Accounting, Business Administration, or related field from a college or university.  Preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Minimum Experience

Accounting Analyst I

Experience: 2+ Years of Accounting or finance experience required.

Public sector accounting experience preferred.


Accounting Analyst II

Experience: 4+ Years of other accounting or relevant financial experience, such as budgeting, or financial analysis, preferably in the public sector or in the utility industry required.

Public sector accounting experience preferred.


Accounting Analyst Senior

Experience: 6+ Years of accounting experience, including 3 years of public sector utility accounting experience required.


Licenses and Certifications

Accounting Analyst I, II & Senior

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) : preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of financial accounting and reporting practices

Basic knowledge of accounting standards and regulations for governmental organizations.

General business, economic and accounting theory

General knowledge of the operations of the assigned system, business line or functional area

Computer application tools including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Model high standards of integrity, openness and respect in daily behaviors

• Analytical and mathematical aptitude

• Thorough and accurate work

• Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.) and other related financial programs

Acquiring General Ledger/subsidiary computer skills

Attention to detail

• Data analysis

• Report development

• Critical thinking

• Active listening and open to feedback

Reading comprehension


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish. 

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

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-I.35(c)