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Date: Mar 4, 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!

 

Great opportunity for an influential financial leader to apply deep analytics to support our customers' financial goals!

 

GRADE:  17

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled 

Position Summary

Provides leadership and oversight in the annual development of the Labor, Operating & Maintenance, & Capital Budgets.  Ensures the accurate and timely analytics of actual vs. planned performance to include key drivers for variances.  Serves as a key liaison between Financial Services and the various Business Units and the financial point of contact & trusted financial advisor to the Executive Leadership.  Responsible for the monthly preparation of the latest estimate process related to O&M and CapEx portfolios.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Financial Point of Contact & trusted Financial Advisor to Executive & Senior Leadership.
  • Financial Liaison between Business Units and Financial Services.
  • Manages the annual development of 5-Yr Labor, O&M & Capital Budgets.
  • Reviews & challenges submissions to ensure they are adequate and in alignment with strategic direction and operational requirements.
  • Leads & coordinates the monthly reforecasts (Latest Estimate Process) of the O&M and CapEx portfolios to include the analytics for actual vs. planned performances to include key drivers.
  • Evaluates staffing requests and ensures they are within approved authorized staffing capacity and within budgeted resources before the recruiting process commences.
  • Examines and assesses the Latest Estimate submissions to include the development of mitigation plans to offset unfavorable projections.
  • Identifies and makes recommendations for potential reductions and/or mitigation plans.
  • Leads, develops and administers various training related to financial operations and reporting.
  • Ensures integration of risk planning & mitigation, business planning and the budgeting processes for Operations Business Units.
  • Advises Business Units in Business Case developments.
  • Responsible for defining, promoting and advocating new processes and technology designed to improve efficiencies within the planning and reporting process, enhance analytics and business metrics,  and increase internal customer satisfaction with more timely, actionable information.
  • Leads, coaches, and develops a team composed of financial analysts, providing timely, honest performance feedback.
  • Provides leadership on employee engagement initiatives within Financial Services, promoting a culture of focus on People First.
  • Performs other duties and serves on special project team as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Experience in the areas of accounting, finance, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, or other similar or quantitative field with knowledge of budget and management principles, and general accepted accounting principles.

Ability to lead a diverse team of staff. This leadership experience may be through formal supervisory experience or informally, such as directing the work of a junior colleague, or through significant peer leadership experience.

Excellent relational, analytical, planning, multi-tasking, negotiating, problem-solving, verbal, written and communication skills.

Solid understanding of financial principles, financial statements and associated processes and tools.

Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision

Ability to effectively manage sensitive and confidential information

Ability to possess and maintain a high degree of accuracy.

Evidence of strong planning and organization skills, essential for managing multiple tasks and large-scale projects of the section while ensuring timely and accurate completion.

Demonstrated ability to interact well with others (peers, co-workers, all levels of the organization and outside entities).

Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or other related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or other related finance certification or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Competencies

Working with Ambiguity

Accountability and Attention to Detail

Delegating Responsibility

Engagement and Sense of Urgency

Setting a Strategic Vision

Building and Supporting Teams

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Math or Other quantitative related field

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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