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Sr Financial Analyst

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.
Our teams are committed to customer service, operational excellence and delivering high-quality, reliable drinking water and other water-related management services.
Our primary business involves the ownership of water and wastewater utilities that provide water and wastewater services to residential, commercial and industrial customers, treating and delivering more than 1 billion gallons of water per day.

Primary Role
Position supports the financial function for a state and/or line of business. Responsible for supporting the business planning and reforecasting process, financial reporting and analysis; ratio analysis and operational metric interpretation; evaluation and modeling of new business opportunities; and collaboration with operational business partners on an ongoing basis. Functions as the liaison with state and/or line of business leaders on financial matters.

Key Accountabilities
Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with business to understand key business drivers & operational metrics and deliver effective analysis of results
  • Provide analytical support to all levels of management, including ad-hoc reporting
  • Participate in budgeting & reforecasting processes. Collaborate with operational and financial business partners to develop budget assumptions and pertinent supporting schedules
  • Support business development, including developing financial models
  • Other special projects and ad hoc assignmentsKnowledge/Skills-

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills
    • Ability to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships within finance and with all levels of management
    • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP)
    • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • SAP and Hyperion experience preferredExperience/Education-

      • Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, accounting, business or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, or equivalent combination of undergraduate education and work experience that provides the knowledge and exposure to the financial analysis of utility rates, expenses, revenues and services and exposure to the fundamental theories, principles and concepts of the field.
      • Advanced degree or CPA, CMA or CFA preferred.
      • 5 years of accounting/financial related experience required.
      • Regulated utility experience preferredTravel Requirements
      • Travel up to 30%.OtherThis is the fully seasoned level of the job family where employees are assigned independent responsibility for gathering and analyzing data concerning public utilities and reviewing utility applications and leading less experience colleagues. This includes project management, facilitating public meetings, preparing exhibits and testimony, and serving as an expert witness.CompetenciesChampions safetyCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble learning

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Sr Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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