Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Works as liaison between Legal and other departments on accounting-related tasks. Researches and resolves billing and ebilling technology issues and serves as a central point of contact for advising department members on accounting-related questions or issues. Leads efforts for billing process improvement and department efficiencies.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepares spend analysis reports and participates in inter-department calls that discuss legal spend information provided. Responsible for compiling, preparing and submitting month-end journal entries and accruals. Compiles and submits monthly and quarterly insurance spend reports, working directly with stakeholders on questions and reclassifications. Advises department members on compliance and policy-driven accounting practices. Facilitates monthly meetings with attorneys regarding spending forecasts and budget planning. Daily analysis of accounting information to monitor and ensure accurate accounting of labor and outside legal spend. Focus on process improvements, regulatory compliance and increasing efficiencies and develops resulting playbooks, trainings and workflows.

  • Evaluates and serves as final approver on outside legal vendor invoices, reviewing for compliance with company and Legal Services policies and procedures, including Outside Counsel requirements. Acts as subject matter expert for invoice, billing and payment issues, including identifying, investigating, and resolving complex issues with vendors and outside counsel. Works directly with other departments and external vendors regularly on issue resolution.

  • Acts as system administrator for many aspects of the eBilling system; trains legal staff on electronic billing system, and various reporting functions; optimizes system as necessary, troubleshoots problems directly with the vendor and implements solutions.

  • Responsible for critical aspects of legal settlement payments, including analyzing legal settlement documents to ensure accuracy of payments made, proper accounting treatment, and meeting payment deadline.

  • Research and draft responses to regulatory inquiries related to legal spend (including for items such as FERC audits, state commission and intervenor questions, DOJ requests, etc).


Minimum Requirements

  • Business related bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Attention to detail is critical.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be organized, persistent, and always polite and exercise judgment and discretion in working with the Legal Services staff, outside counsel and other third-party billing departments.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience and knowledge of law department operation, legal terms and concepts preferred.

  • Software experience preferred: Legal eBilling/Matter Management systems, SAP, Business Objects, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Access) and document management system.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com.

Non-Bargaining

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $24.50 to $34.30 per hour

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Spot On Bonus, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 05/30/24

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