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Analyst Program/Sys 4

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Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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CPS Energy is seeking a high performing Analyst Program/System 4 to support our Financial Services unit by means of performing cost allocation theory, design, and implementation through various tools.


Deadline to apply: Reposted - Open until filled

Pay Grade


Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level

Position Summary

CPS Energy is seeking a high-performing programmer analyst to perform cost allocation theory, design, and implementation; design, development and implementation of reporting through various tools, and support to the Financial Services Unit.   The successful candidate will have superb critical thinking, programming and reporting skills and communication skills, and will exhibit potential for future professional advancement.

Tasks and Responsibilities

• Performs the cost allocation theory, design and programming functions, supports the month-end close processing, supports the annual budgeting process and supports updates to the monthly LE forecasts
• Supports process improvement initiatives in the areas of process automation creating more efficient and effective processes
• Prepares routine and ad hoc analysis and reporting solutions for specific requests in all areas of Financial
Services including detailed standard desktop operating procedures for user training
• Performs routine and ad hoc data queries and extractions from the SAP ERP, BI and other related systems
• Develops and maintains dashboards through data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau)
• Performs other duties and serves on special project teams as assigned
• Create automated financial and project management reports and validate the output.
• Create processes to streamline the collection of data.
• Continually assess and improve the processes within the section and documentation of those processes.
• Maintains and enhances systems as required to support operations.
• Performs system administration duties of various software platforms, applications and integration.
• Analyzes and troubleshoots application/system operation and provides timely resolution to system issues.
• Provides financial and operational analytical support for Financial Services areas.
• Identifies improvements in existing processes needed to increase the level of efficiency.
• Collaborates with management in managing financial efficiency.
• Develops, maintains and presents process guidelines.
• Develops and conducts training classes when necessary.
• Maintains current knowledge of industry trends and technologies.
• Maintains and enhances systems as required to support operations.
• Performs system administration duties of various software platforms and applications.
• Evaluates systems to ensure reliable operation and performance.
• Assists users in resolving system design issues and maintenance concerns.
• Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Extensive experience as a programmer/analyst in a field supporting and providing technical and analytical solutions.
Extensive experience in program/project management for Operational Units.
Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving abilities
Demonstrated ability to multi-task various critical work assignments proactively and independently in a fast paced environment and in a professional manner.
Ability to identify alternative solutions for development of decision-making proposals, which support organizational goals/objectives and budget constraints
Initiative to work independently or as a member of a team, coordinating with others to achieve desired results
Demonstrated well-developed written and verbal communications skills for interaction within the section, across departmental lines to all levels of personnel, and vertically with management.
Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision
Demonstrated positive interpersonal behaviors toward CPS Energy, associates, and customers consistent with company core values.
Position content is substantially complex with diverse issues and problems
Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of a particular field of specialization to complete complex assignments.
Ability to make independent decisions and often makes recommendations which affect the section, department and/or division
High level of accuracy of work and attention to detail, to include the ability to perform precise mathematical calculations
Highest level subject matter / technical expert and may include limited supervisory responsibilities
Works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. Incumbents have considerable freedom to decide on work priorities and procedures to be followed.
Ability to work at any location at any time with extensive time in the field working with business areas
Extensive experience in Information Systems, Reporting Solutions, Database Management and Web Development
Ability to translate business needs to technical specifications
Ability to articulate the business problem to be analyzed, quickly identify the critical elements of the problem, achieve a high quality answer in a timely fashion, and synthesize answers to resonate with decision makers.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree or relevant Certification

Extensive experience with financial and operational analytical support. Extensive experience with administration of applications.

Relative experience in supporting utility construction and maintenance. Experience with GASB accounting rules, principles and guidelines Experience with FERC accounting rules and guidelines

Experience with SAP modules and tools (i.e., GL, CO, PM, PS, MM, Budgeting, Planning & Consolidation) Experience with Data Visualization tools (i.e. Tableau)

Experience with the electric or gas utility industry gained through experience at an electric / gas utility, an investment bank, consultant, or other professional service provider serving the industry


Demonstrating Initiative
Working with Ambiguity
Driving for Results
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Driving Continuous Improvement
Communicates Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Math, the Natural Sciences, or other quantitative field from an accredited university or related area; proven working experience may be used in lieu of degree

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Indoor/Outdoor 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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