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Regulatory & Finance Analyst I

Location: Pueblo, CO, United States
Job ID: 32767
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2020
Salary: $57750 to $86650 annually

Job Description

This important role will support the manager in all aspects of the regulatory and financial process for assigned jurisdiction or function in order to achieve success for the customer and company. Support and assist in the development of regulatory policies and initiatives that support business strategies, including the development and filing of rate case applications. Support and assist in the preparation, presentation, and reporting of information for internal decision-making and filings with the appropriate Commissions and/or regulatory body. Support the development, analysis, and interpretation of financial forecasts, including budgets and strategic plans. Support the preparation of variance analyses against budget and prior years.

SALARY RANGE:   $57,750 - $86,650 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Regulatory & Finance Manager

LOCATION:   
Pueblo, Colorado: Enjoy a calmer pace of life, lower cost of living and easy access to the larger Denver area. There is exceptional dining and shopping, extravagant arts and culture, as well as tons of outdoor recreational activities to fill your time. 

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  • Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in the development of models for the evaluation of new business alternatives that incorporate analysis of the key variables.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining financial plan (budget and strategic plan) which can be used as a basis for variance analysis against actuals.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining logical and flexible financial models that produce a full set of financial statements utilizing existing tools and software in an efficient manner.
  • Assist in evaluating the accuracy of forecast vs. actual results and refine process to the point that it serves as an instrument of financial control in the close process and guides and supports business decisions.
  • Perform financial and operational calculation regarding metrics based on key business drivers that provide necessary insight to assist management’s business decision making as directed.
  • Research legislation, rates, rules, and the terms and conditions of service as requested by manager.
  • Assist in the implementation of tariff changes and/or new tariffs including test protocol and verifying changes as requested by manager.
  • Analyze and interpret company financial forecasts and results as directed.
  • Continually monitor adjustment tariffs, associated balancing accounts and prepare summary reports as necessary as directed.
  • Drive continuous improvement of financial analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and planning as directed.
  • Support the development of regulatory policies and initiatives that support business strategies.
  • Provide accurate and timely support for regulatory filings.
  • Support financial forecasting processes and monthly analyses of financial results.
  • Interpret the regulatory directives contained within PUC decisions and rulings; provide advice and guidance regarding compliance with regulatory laws, rules and requirements as directed.
  • Research legislative rule-making, and other regulatory related developments as directed.
  • Support the creation and execution of all regulatory filings for the assigned jurisdiction(s).   
  • Support state regulatory process by interpreting financial data and information including 5 year planning on rate case strategies.
  • Support efforts to respond to customer service issues to the commissions.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Experience preferred in finance, accounting, or regulatory related background   

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Understanding of the utility regulatory process and rate analysis for both gas and electric utility service preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts including internal controls.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of financial statements and how they drive the business. 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to perform complex analysis.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. 
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.
  • Ability to recommend conclusions with minimal supervision.
  • Recommend and implement process and technology improvements.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements:  Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment:  Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level.  Must be capable of occasional travel (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

EOE, Including disability/vets.

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