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Analyst Financial Services 1 - 4

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Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Provide financial budgeting guidance and forecasting for multiple pivotal initiatives!


GRADE: 10/12/13/14

DEPARTMENT:  Customer & Shared Services Budgeting

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open Until Filled



Each candidate will be matched to a particular grade level for a level 1-4 based on the management team qualitative assessment of the candidate’s skills, abilities and previous experience to align with CPS Energy internal peers and organizational needs.

Position Summary

Supports the financial and accounting functions within the Corporate Support Services organization. Business activities will include all general financial responsibilities related to month-end close processes, budgeting & forecasting, detailed financial review, analysis & reporting. Responsible for assisting/managing the forecasting and planning processes as well as completing day to day analysis that provide the business units with quality information for decision making. Provides solutions to problems of varying scope and complexity.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes financial information – detailing O&M & Capital spend variances to budget, forecasts and prior year. Works with analyst groups and management to explain these variances and assists/manages the month-end results and close process.
  • Assists and manages the development of the annual budget and monthly forecasts.
  • Conducts FTE/Headcount/Org Chart reconciling and reporting.
  • Ensures the reporting hierarchical structures for cost centers & all cost element types are accurate and a true reflection of the CSS organization. This includes workflow processes.
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations for O&M and Capital.
  • Prepares monthly re-class and accrual journal entries, including prepaid processing.
  • Reviews and 1st level approval of business cases & personnel forms for purchasing/personnel requisitions, ensuring the business areas stay within their budget/forecast allotments.
  • Assists and manages information requests related to budgets, forecasts, historical information, and other business and financial needs. Prepares reports and provides solutions as needed.
  • Assists with system, reporting & dashboard development and other related projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare various financial analysis and modeling as requested in support of business decision making including but not limited to strategic, valuation, product line, trend analysis
  • Prepare ad-hoc analysis related to revenues streams and/ or related commission expense
  • Assist in financial reporting, general ledger mapping, and systems integration
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Core responsibilities focus on operational/tactical aspects of the organization and some administrative focus
  • Using established procedures and working under immediate supervision, performs assigned tasks

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Possess a valid driver’s license with a history of a safe driving record in accordance with CPSE policies, procedures, safety standards, and applicable laws and regulations

Accountant/analyst experience in a field supporting and providing technical and analytical solutions.

Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) at all levels of the organization

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service.

Ability to make independent decisions and often makes recommendations which affect the section, department and/or division

Ability to work concurrently with multiple deadlines and deliverables; great attention to detail; results oriented.

Ability to work at any location at any time with extensive time in the field working with business areas

Knowledge of accounting/analyst experience in a field supporting and providing financial and operational solutions.

Relative experiences in financial/project management for Operational Units.

Ability to identify alternative solutions for development of decision-making proposals, which support organizational goals/objectives and budget constraints.

Demonstrated ability to multi-task various critical work assignments proactively and independently in a fast paced environment and in a professional manner.

Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving abilities

Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization.

Experience working with moderately complex data.

Ability to effectively manage sensitive and confidential information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or relevant Certification.
  • Extensive experience as an accountant/analyst or in a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficient in SAP, PeopleSoft, or Hyperion.
  • Relative experience in supporting the electric or gas utility industry.


Demonstrating Initiative

Working with Ambiguity

Driving for Results

Evaluating and Implementing Ideas

Driving Continuous Improvement

Communicating Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance, Accounting, Auditing or related field from an accredited university.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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