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Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Date Posted: Jan 9, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

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Job Summary: 


  • This role will be responsible for preparing financial and business-related analyses in support of the Retail Business. Will prepare forecasts, analyze business performance, review data and prepare monthly reports and metrics. Will conduct financial and business-related studies and cooperate with other departments in the preparation of analyses.
    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain complex project and asset financial models that forecast detailed profit and loss, cash flows, and balance sheets.
  • Work closely with the Business Segment teams to determine appropriate modeling assumptions and structuring
  • Responsible for ensuring that all assumptions and modeling are reasonable and accurate.
  • Perform analysis to determine present & future financial performance, returns and cash impacts.
  • Gather, analyze, prepare, and summarize recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, future requirements, operating forecasts, etc.
  • Prepares monthly variance analyses
  • Assists in the development of standardized reporting of key performance indicators that will be reported in monthly scorecards 
  • Interacts with other departments, as well as, external and internal auditors to research and resolve items on a timely basis
  • Researches technical issues as needed related to primary job responsibilities
  • Participates in special projects as assigned by management
  • Monitors effectiveness of business processes, conducts analysis, makes recommendations, and coordinates implementation for system and process improvements resulting in timely and correct completion of issues
  • Performs all aspects of work with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and accuracy.

Working Conditions:


  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Travel (less than 10%)


Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or economics from an accredited college or university
  • 1-5 years experience in operations within the energy industry or in a shared services model.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Works independently through the use of initiative and self-motivation.  Must be a self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excels in quickly conceptualizing and assimilating data to make decisions and take appropriate action.
  • Good written skills to document processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.  Able to take a leadership role in a team to establish plans, coordinate activities, and assure successful completion of objectives.
  • Proficient in communicating to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form.
  • Comfortably handles risk and uncertainty.
  • Proficient in the operation of computers and windows-based software and knowledge of Excel.
    Physical Requirements:
  • Open office environment.

Some overtime work required as needed



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/Vet/Disability  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