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Financial Analyst

Date Posted: Oct 9, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

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Job Summary:


Provide financial analysis specific to costs for the Texas Retail businesses.  Part of the team responsible for the budget and forecast development and variance analysis for the retail 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 leaders in the company


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Preparation and review of Retail businesses Budget Forecast and Analysis.  The key responsibility for this area is to assist in preparing analyses for use by Senior Management to evaluate the Retail regions’ performance against their budget, forecast and prior period.  This includes:


  • Performing analysis of operating and financial results against budget and forecast targets and prior period results for inclusion in the management book and board/shareholder presentations
  • Participating in the development of the monthly forecasts, developing analyses and projections which are used to complete the monthly forecast package
  • Reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the regions’ budget, forecast, and cost analysis with the regional stakeholders
  • Preparing routine and special reports for regional management, serving as liaison between the region and other corporate disciplines as necessary
    Hyperion Planning Management tool:
  • Project management and consolidation, primarily in ensuring consistency across retail businesses
  • Supporting end users, creating reports, updating data as necessary
  • Develop ad hoc reports within the HPM Retail cube for businesses and senior management
  • Assist financial staff, providing information for historical, current and future financial and statistical data; and
  • Performing assigned special projects and analysis as needed by management
    Working Conditions:
  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in finance and/or accounting or comparable business field required
  • One to five years of experience in financial analysis
  • Proficient with Excel


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Energy experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
  • Experience with Hyperion Planning or similar products is preferred


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 managment team.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.


Physical Requirements


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.

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