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Senior Retail Financial Analyst

NRG Energy

NRG Energy

IT, Accounting & Finance
Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary:

This role will be responsible for:

  • Preparing financial, operational, and business-related analyses for NRG’s Retail business
  • Preparing financial cost forecasts based on inputs from business owners and historical and expected trends
  • Monitoring on-going expenses for accuracy and results compared to forecast
  • Compiling and prepareing financial performance reports and communicating results to business owners

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring general ledger activity on a monthly basis and work with Accounting to ensure costs booked to the appropriate departments
  • Work closely with Marketing, Sales and Operations to determine appropriate cost requirement assumptions and structuring for future budgets and financial cost forecast
  • Gather, analyze, and prepare, financial budgets and forecasts
  • Perform financial analysis to determine and communicate cost drivers and performance
  • Work with cost owners and Accounting to prepare and book monthly accrual transactions
  • Track spend by line of business
  • Aid in forecasting selling and operating expenses for customer operations and/or shared services
  • Support business owners with financial related research and / or cost scenario planning
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  • Remote
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or economics from an accredited college or university required
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a financially focused or data analysis role
  • 2 + years of Proficient Excel experience used to prepare reports and perform data analysis using lookup formulas and pivot tables.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building simple financial models that use trends to forecast future results
  • Obtains general knowledge of accounting concepts (income statement, general ledger, accruals, debits and credit)
  • Experience with SAP General Ledger systems and/or Hyperion Planning systems is a plus

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage and organize work load in order to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and produce quality results but can also work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to adapt effectively to new and changing requirements
  • Obtains strong analytical and problem-solving skills and is detail oriented
  • Excels in quickly conceptualizing and assimilating data to make decisions and take appropriate action
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand

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/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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