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Financial Analyst

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106365

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

  • Key member of a dedicated financial advisory team which provides strategic and financial guidance in support of American Water's regulated water and wastewater acquisition growth.
  • Prepare detailed financial models and participate in due diligence efforts to evaluate large mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to advance American Water's growth objectives.
  • Effectively create and present analyses to executive management to guide strategic decision making.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Prepare and present standard and moderately complex financial models within standard corporate templates, for projects requiring Executive and/or Board approval, under minimal supervision.
    • Create and present reports in support of analysis (graphs, tables, and PowerPoint presentations) to state leadership, executive management, and Investment Committee.
    • Perform financial analysis including scenario and sensitivity analysis, evaluate customer rate impacts, and calculate debt defeasance costs.
    • Work under minimal supervision; independently handle presentations and/or work efforts with senior executives.
    • Collaborate with various levels of management and departments (both internal/external to finance) such as Business Development, Rates, Operations, Legal, etc. to develop and document modeling assumptions.
    • Drive 'best practices' and 'continuous improvement mindset' by assessing and measuring the on-going effectiveness and efficiency of Acquisitions team systems and tools.
    • Maintain database of competitive acquisition transactions as well as other competitive analysis as needed.
    • Support regulatory filings and data requests related to acquisitions during acquisition and general rate case filings.
    • Research acquisition opportunities using information from regulatory bodies, governmental entities, and debt offerings.
    • Other ad hoc analysis as required.


      • Advance / expert level in MS Excel.
      • Attention to detail along with strong organizational and time management skills.
      • Critical thinking, adaptability, and strong work ethic.
      • Possess leadership skills yet are a collaborative team player.
      • Ability to quickly adapt to professional collaborative environments, manage ambiguity, take initiative, and achieve results.
      • Valuation methodologies and accounting principles.
      • Ability to identify the need for and develop new financial analysis requirements.
      • Methodologies and practices of data collection and research.
      • Microsoft Office Suite programs (MS Word, PowerPoint).
      • Strong written communication skills, along with clear and concise verbal and presentation skills.
      • Ability to effectively communicate complex financial analysis.
      • Economic principles relating to utility ratemaking preferred.


        • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or closely related field required.
        • Minimum of five years of pertinent financial experience required.
        • MBA or Masters in Accounting or Finance preferred.
        • CPA, CFA or other technical license/designation preferred.
        • Regulated utility industry experience is a plus.

          Travel Requirements

          • None to minimal

            Work Environment

            • Modern day professional office environment.
            • Hybrid role, in office three days per week, as determined by team schedule.


              Champions safety

              Customer obsessed

              Cultivates innovation

              Nimble learning

              Drives Results


              Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing ---

              American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

              Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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

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