Financial Analyst - Payments

Date: Jun 2, 2023

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35295

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 everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. 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.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard


By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


Spire is seeking a Financial Analyst - Payments to support the Customer Experience area.  The Analyst position will be responsible for financial planning, forecasting, reconciliations, and reporting on projects and business unit operations to support local and corporate initiatives and leadership groups.  Duties will include cross-functional payment process development and integration with our payment partners.  Setting and measuring remittance performance and delivery expectations.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for and manage the annual State Banking Department audit and implement recommended improvements
  • Responsible for developing compliance programs related to monitoring and supporting NACHA, ACH, PCI, and other financial regulatory compliance rules and laws
  • Conduct the preparation and reporting of bi-annual escheatment process
  • Lead special and recurring projects, including rate case preparation and reports, annual budgets, and ad hoc requests
  • Responsible for residential and commercial billing statement reconciliation, payments and account reconciliation, and business partner payment reconciliation  
  • Create, maintain, and ensure completeness and accuracy of Spire and third-party electronic revenue dashboards and payment processing systems
  • Responsible for creating, analyzing, and maintaining financial processes that improve accuracy and efficiency of billing and payment processes
  • Manage and resolve complex payment exceptions and issues among third-party payment processors and Spire’s customer billing and accounting systems  
  • Provide finance and accounting collaboration for billing, reconciling, and reporting throughout Spire enterprise
  • Spearhead special projects assigned by management

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team striving towards achieving a common goal

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting 
  • Strong knowledge of financial data managing and reporting systems

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of accounting systems, rules, and regulations
  • 5 years experience in financial or accounting work required

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime and/or travel may be required
  • Must adapt to continual noise from frequent interruptions, phone calls, and paperwork
  • Must adapt to long periods of close viewing of PC and long periods of sitting at workstation

Posting Requirements

  • We accept online applications through our career site at

Disclaimer:  The above statements are 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 an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Job Location: Birmingham

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