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Business Planning Analyst

Date Posted: Mar 15, 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.

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NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 250 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 continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.  Allied Warranty and Services by Reliant are growth businesses within NRG Retail that provide protection plan products as well as HVAC repair and replacement for residential consumers and small businesses.   This role will focus on these growth businesses.

 

Purpose

Provide financial & business planning analysis for the Services by Reliant to support Reliant Segment Lead & General Manager to drive business decision making. Responsible for the budget and forecast development and variance analysis for the businesses, including support for the monthly management reporting and variance analysis. Position has exposure to top management and is viewed as development for future financial/business leaders at the company.

 

Responsibilities

The Business Planning Analyst will be responsible for the reporting and analysis of business operating metrics & trends (Revenue, Cost, EBITDA, Customer Count) for Services by Reliant. Working closely with each of the retail business units, this position will be responsible for monthly and quarterly performance analysis and reporting, preparation and review of annual budget and long-term plans as well as the 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 the Services by Reliant P&L. Development of presentations & trend analysis for the business to drive business performance. The key responsibility for this area is to assist in preparing analyses for use by Senior Management to evaluate the Services by Reliant Business against its budget, forecast and prior period.

 

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.
  • Reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the budget, forecast, and sales/cost/count analysis with senior business stakeholders.
  • Development of Executive Powerpoint presentations to explain financial results & business performance expectations.

     

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in finance and/or accounting or comparable business field required, advanced degree preferred. Prior experience in financial analysis role preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • 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.
  • Ability to resolve complex finance and accounting issues.
  • 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.
  • Experience with SAP, Hyperion Planning or similar products is preferred.


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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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