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Date: Sep 8, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: nrg

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 200 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.

The Financial Analyst has a critical role in ensuring the progression and maintenance of the Retail Sales and Marketing organization’s gross margin financial modeling process and related performance management  processes.  The Analyst will manage and carry out a diverse range of assignments, projects, and activities including development, implementation, and on-going analysis of key business drivers; identification of improvement opportunities; supporting teams in implementing change against improvement opportunities or other broad based strategic initiatives.  This position requires frequent interaction with several key Retail groups including Marketing, Strategy, Accounting, Risk Control, and Regulatory.  Additionally the Analyst will service requests from other internal clients such as Retail leadership.


  • Each month evaluate actual vs. forecasted performance of Retail key business drivers
  • Each month support preparation of the management presentation reports
  • Each month, and during the annual strategic planning process, work closely with Marketing and Strategy leadership to forecast customer/volume and gross margin performance
  • Review and update volumetric, pricing, and cost assumptions in Retail gross margin models, and achieve buy-in from key Retail leadership on modeled results
  • Coordinate the review and refinement of gross margin model logic
  • Consistently meet quality standards and improvement goals governing model accuracy/functionality and development/implementation cycle time
  • Leverage problem solving, data manipulation, and analytical skills to address specific business requests
  • Proactively seek and timely implement solutions to key business issues
  • Help identify process improvements and best practices to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of planning and reporting processes
  • Represent FP&A  in cross-functional teams and projects as needed
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by Manager



Bachelor’s degree in Business or Economics from an accredited university required.



Three to five years relevant work experience preferred.  Experience with C&I markets retail, energy, or utility operations a plus.


Special Skills:

  • Must have excellent quantitative, modeling and financial analysis skills.
  • Flexibility to deal with several projects simultaneously.
  • Effectively communicates to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form.
  • Excels in conceptualizing and assimilating data to make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to learn business concepts and processes quickly.
  • Able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to take a leadership role in a project team to establish plans, coordinate team activities and assure successful completion of objectives.
  • Able to quickly develop a network of contacts across the organization
  • Demonstrates initiative, self-motivation and attention to detail.
  • Adapts effectively to new and changing situations.
  • Proficient in the operation of personal computers and software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Valid TDL required


Working Conditions:

  • Office hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • May work some hours outside normal business hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution and to achieve project milestones.
  • May work substantial hours outside normal business hours, on occasion, as necessary
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability.

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

Official description on file with Human Resources.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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