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Analyst Financial Services 2-3

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Date: Jan 20, 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!


Key role to support our internal customers with their budgeting and detailed financial analysis needs!

Compensation Data

GRADE:  12/13 - Each candidate will be matched to a particular grade for a level 2-3 Analyst based on the management team’s qualitative assessment of the candidate’s skills, abilities and previous experience to align with CPS Energy internal peers and organizational needs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:   Open until filled.

Position Summary

Perform complex financial analysis, account reconciliations, and technical accounting research to determine proper implementation of accounting standards. Prepares, analyzes and distributes financial reports and cash flow models to determine present and future budgeting to include capital and O&M.  

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Core responsibilities focus on operational/tactical aspects of the organization and limited, if any, strategic focus.
  • Prepares, analyzes and distributes various financial and statistical reports, to include variance explanations utilizing cost tracing and root-cause analysis.
  • Works within financial objectives/budget set by management.
  • Monitors benchmarks and analyzes variances to those benchmarks.
  • Performs reconciliations to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Evaluates and recommends policies and procedures that comply with accounting and financial regulatory bodies.
  • Performs technical research and writes position papers to ensure documentation of implemented policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and updates desktop procedures, including flow charting and similar processes, while assessing current processes and recommending process improvements.
  • Collaborates with management in managing financial efficiency.
  • Utilizes the SAP system for research, analysis and report writing.
  • Develops alternative solutions for decision-making which support organizational goals/objectives and budget constraints.
  • Create automated financial and project management reports and validate the output.
  • Communicates, both in writing and verbally, to all levels of CPS Energy and external parties on theory and concepts that impact the organization.
  • Supports process improvement initiatives in the areas of cost and margin enhancement, risk mitigation, and operational effectiveness.
  • Performs analyses supporting the monthly financial forecast, and assists with the development and tracking of gap closing measures as needed to meet organizational financial and operational targets.
  • Develops and conducts training classes when necessary.
  • Provides a high degree of service to CPS Energy internal customers by responding to financial and operating questions.
  • Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned.

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.

Makes some 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

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 Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Math

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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