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Allete Financial Analyst I/II - BNI Energy in Bismarck, North Dakota

Financial Analyst I/II - BNI Energy


Bismarck, ND

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BNI Energy located in Bismarck, ND is seeking a Financial Analyst I/II. BNI energy is a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc., a diversified energy company headquartered in Duluth, MN


  • Accounting:

  • Maintain the general ledger and entries into it.

  • Reconcile bank accounts and monitoring cash needs of the company.

  • Oversee transactions and accuracy of financial sub-ledgers maintained by others (Accounts Payable, Inventory, and Fixed Assets)

  • Responsible for timely and accurate monthly billing to all customers in accordance with contract terms.

  • Reporting:

  • Monthly internal reporting of financial results.

  • Monthly and quarterly reporting to ALLETE of financial results.

  • Quarterly reporting to banks of financial results and compliance with covenants.

  • Budgeting:

  • Assist with compiling data for annual budgeting process.

  • Audit:

  • Responsible for work papers as assigned and coordination with independent auditors, internal auditors, customer auditors and governmental auditors.

  • Respond to quarterly inquiries by ALLETE’s independent auditors.

  • Assist with any internal audit of company processes, as needed.

  • Perform any special tasks assigned which will contribute to the achievement of the Company’s strategy.

  • Special Projects:

  • Initiate projects and receives direction from upper management to plan, coordinate, and carry out special projects for the organization.


  • Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a Related Field

  • Certification (CPA/CIA) or working toward certification is preferred


Financial Analyst I:

  • No experience required

Financial Analyst II:

  • Two years or more job related experience


  • Certification as a CPA or CIA.


  • Knowledge of accounting principles and standards.

  • Proficient in personal computer applications with emphasis in spreadsheet and accounting software.

  • Good human relations and communication skills.

  • Must maintain strict confidentiality of company financial data and other matters.

  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.

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ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact our Human Resources department at 218-723-7553.