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Financial Analyst 

Position Financial Analyst II  
Location Corporate Office - Northbrook, IL  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Category Operations  
About the Organization UTILTIES INC., is a growth focused, multi-state water-wastewater utility dedicated to ensuring our customers access to a clean and safe water supply while doing so in the most environmentally sound manner possible. We believe in promoting responsible water use and sustainable water practices to enhance the overall quality of our customers' lives and meet our country's future water needs.

Comprised of over 400 dedicated, skilled people who are the key to our every day success, Utilities, Inc. values commitment, ethics, knowledge, and customer focused service that allows us to effectively deliver comprehensive water and wastewater services while achieving our mission of Superior Quality, Efficient Operations and Exceptional Service.

We offer employees an enjoyable, challenging, collaborative environment. Through encouraging career development, cross-training and the support of continued education we strive to give our employees the tools to succeed and create a path for professional growth.
 
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
Description

 

Job Title

Financial Analyst

Department

Operations

Status

Exempt

Supervisor’s Title

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Job Summary

Performs financial and business related analyses and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital and investments at the state level. Prepares forecasts and analyzes and projects trends in revenue, finance, general business conditions and other related issues.  Prepares and analyses and responses for Commission staff during regulatory revenue increase requests and rate increase filings.

Essential Functions

  • Analyzes actual v. budget/forecast variances and year-over-year variances to provide explanations to management and to assist with financial decision making.
  • Responsible for the regulatory process for proceedings requiring governmental approval, including filing necessary applications and handling all government interactions.
  • Uses internal databases and other tools to support qualitative and quantitative analyses and metrics for state operations.
  • Works with all functional areas to receive and effectively communicate financial results to support operations.
  • Compiles and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and analyses of state operations for internal use.
  • Communicates state results and performance across many levels of management.
  • Assists in preparing supporting documentation during annual external audit.
  • Assists in analyzing trends and developments in competitive environments.
  • Supports Company accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Reconciles several regulatory GL components for multiple companies.
  • Prepares commission-ordered adjustments.
  • Files state rate case or, upon request, supplies required regulatory information to consultants.
  • Follows all required steps to close rate case.
  • Completes commission staff performed audits and discovery.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in creating annual budget and quarterly forecasting process.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts special financial and business related studies and cooperates with other departments in the preparation of analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  

Computer Skills

Required: MS Excel, Word, Excel, Outlook and Explorer

Preferred: JD Edwards, Legacy billing system, CC&B, PowerPoint

Additional Skills

  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Communicates clearly in both written and verbal communications.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, including ability to multitask, prioritize and great attention to detail.
  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to read and comprehend regulatory financial statements.

Education

Required: Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance

 

Certifications/Licenses

Preferred: CPA

Experience

Required: A minimum of 3years of accounting experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Must possess an in-depth understanding of GAAP.

Preferred: Familiarity of utility accounting standards.

Physical Demands

Light to moderate physical activity; requires normal hearing and vision.

Equipment Used

PC and/or laptop, copy/fax/scan machine, telephone and other general office equipment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel may occur.

Additional Comments

This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

 

 
Number of Openings 1  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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