Analyst I, Financial Planning & Analysis

Date: Jun 20, 2024

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

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.

Summary

Support the department with broad responsibilities for financial planning, forecasting, business unit and project support for the executive group.  Support corporate-wide business planning and performance monitoring processes, including ensuring appropriate integration and support exists between processes and areas, including development of appropriate dashboards, metrics and schedules as requested. Serve as the Finance representative on cross functional strategic projects. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes for allotted reporting departments and assure that plans are integrated, consistent and supportive of the Company’s overall strategic direction
  • Manage allotted departmental reporting processes, including collection, preparation, distribution and presentation of monthly expense and capital reports to business unit presidents and department heads
  • Manage departmental forecasting process to ensure all impacted parties are informed of spend variances and aligned on future expectations
  • Provide necessary support for the preparation and facilitation of the Company’s monthly business reviews and strategic direction meetings
  • Participate in the development of the 5-year strategic forecast
  • Assist in development of presentations to the Leadership Council and the Board of Directors, as needed
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of key performance metrics and objectives
  • Support the identification, analysis, and assessment of various projects for business units and Leadership Council as required for additional sustained corporate growth. Oversee the development of business cases by gathering and assessing background and research data; supporting economic, financial, and performance analysis; providing quality assurance, due diligence and review support as appropriate
  • Help identify areas of improvement that lead to bottom line results and/or cash flow improvements
  • Support the development, implementation, and upgrade of systems and processes to support business planning, forecasting and reporting processes
  • Gather and analyze competitive intelligence and industry trends
     

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
  • Recognize problems and respond, systematically gather information, sort through complex issues, understand consequences of decisions, seeks input from others
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and effectively communicate those decisions to others
  • Ability to set challenging and productive goals/objectives and effectively monitor performance to consistently meet or surpass goals/objectives
  • Ability to lead by example
     

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

•    Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or similar business discipline
•    Master’s degree in Business Administration (or similar) preferred
 

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 2+ years of relevant planning and/or analytical experience (e.g., working as a planning, financial or budget analyst)

Physical demands, environment and schedule

•    Shared office work environment
•    Hybrid work schedule (three days in office, two days remote)
•    Overtime as needed
•    Travel unlikely, but possible
 

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

 

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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