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BUSINESS PLANNING ANALYST

Date Posted: Nov 4, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

 

Purpose

Provide financial and performance reporting for the Reliant Protect businesses – Security and AC & Heat – to support business decision making by the Segment Managers and Director. Analyst is responsible for report execution and distribution to business stakeholders which will aid in forecasting, budgeting, and analysis of the state of the business, including support for monthly management reporting.

 

Responsibilities

 The Business Planning Analyst will be responsible for the reporting and analysis of business operating metrics & trends (Revenue, Cost, Margin, EBITDA, Customer Count) for Reliant’s AC & Heat and Security businesses. This position will be responsible for monthly and quarterly performance analysis and reporting, preparation and review of annual budget and long term plans, and monthly/quarterly forecasts. The analyst will work on ad hoc strategic and financial analysis and reporting as requested by the General Manager & Segment Lead Manager and other senior management at NRG.

 

Specific Duties Will Include

Preparation and review of Budget, Forecast and Analysis for Reliant’s AC & Heat and Security businesses. Development of presentations & trend analysis for the business for business performance reviews and development of action plans. 

  

This Includes

  •  Performing analysis of operating and financial results against budget and forecast targets and prior period results to support business decision making & for inclusion in the management book and senior management presentations.
  • Weekly & monthly actual vs. plan performance tracking for management headlines,
     including all Business Key Operating Metrics (KPIs).
  • Participating in the development of the quarterly forecasts, developing analyses and projections which are used to complete the quarterly forecast package.
  • Execute ad-hoc reporting on request.
  • Development of Executive PowerPoint presentations to explain financial results & business performance expectations.
  • Some travel to Plano, TX office.
     

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in finance and/or accounting or comparable business field required. 
  • 2-3 years of budgeting/financial reporting or other analyst experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Adept at Microsoft Excel, particularly highly complex spreadsheets.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision, yet work well in team oriented culture.
  • High level of motivation and aptitude for problem solving, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as this position requires significant interface with outside stakeholders and the senior management team.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in financial analysis role 
  • Experience with SAP, Hyperion Planning, or similar products 


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