Financial & Operational Analyst II

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire (Essential Behaviors)

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Summary

Spire is seeking an Operations & Financial Support – Analyst II to work in our Birmingham, AL location. The position serves as an impartial partner with the core business by providing financial and analytical support to advance operational performance. Position is responsible for supporting the analytical and reporting needs of Distribution Operations / Corporate functions including budgeting, forecasting, financial /non-financial analytics, the development and monitoring of new operational metrics, and assisting in other special projects related to utility operations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the annual budgeting and monthly forecast process for assigned departments
  • Participate in the monthly variance reporting and explanations for assigned departments
  • Assist with the facilitation of monthly review meetings with leadership from assigned departments
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of financial and operational reports and dashboards utilizing enterprise wide applications for various levels of leadership
  • Facilitate development and maintenance of operational and productivity key performance indicators / metrics for various levels of leadership
  • Create financial models and business cases for major projects / regulatory filings (ISRS, Rate Case, etc.) / negotiations (labor agreements, vendors)
  • Support enterprise wide system / process improvement efforts
  • Work in coordination with other departments (Business Support, Workload Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Information Technology Services) on continuous improvement projects
  • Assist in the training and change management efforts of the department related to enhancements to systems, process, metrics, and/or reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint preferred
  • Strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, and a commitment to diverse work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field of study

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 2 to 5 years in analytical role related to budgeting, forecasting, analytics, and reporting
  • Previous experience within the regulated utility sector preferred
  • Previous experience with enterprise wide applications (Oracle, Hyperion, Maximo) preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Office Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
  • Work schedule is typically Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm with occasional periods requiring extended time
  • Overtime and/or travel may be required

Competencies

We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation, and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


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