DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Under minimal supervision, the Process Financial Analyst is responsible for financial and data analytics of the Utilities department. Analytics will include cash flow (NPV), Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Expense (ROE), as well as economic sensitivity analysis. This individual’s role will be aligned with process improvement initiatives with a focus on standardizing key processes to reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction. This will include evaluation of key business processes with a focus on evaluating cost and cost improvement opportunities. This position will also be involved in evaluating the return on investment (ROI) and risk of various process improvement projects and evaluating the overall project portfolio. Analytical responsibilities will also extend to critical capital projects, customer utility rates development, and external customer marketing initiatives (e.g. development of renewables, capacity sales, demand-side management efforts).
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field, plus a minimum of five (5) years related work experience with the financial aspects of quality improvement projects, lean manufacturing, or Lean Six Sigma OR a Master’s degree plus three (3) years related experience. Strong non-degreed candidates with significant demonstrated experience may be considered.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Provides financial analysis and data analytic support to identify individual projects to reduce variation and eliminate waste. Proficient in applying problem solving tools to real world situations to realize efficiencies
Conducts inspections and process audits and determines activity cost elements. Develops associated metrics and defines requirements and ensures that data is collected to support analysis of process costs and trends. Works with related subject matter experts to determine appropriate corrective actions. Assists in developing, tracking, reporting, and publishing Strategic Initiatives and Key Process Indicators (KPI’s) on a regular basis.
Supports the development, implementation and ongoing operations, with specific responsibility associated with the development of Project ROI and risk analysis.
Assists in driving utilization of performance data and internal and external customer feedback to ensure top issues are routinely addressed at the root cause level and on-going monitoring is in place.
Serves as a subject matter expert on best practices and processes relating to Quality Management (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, other quality related programs)
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
This position requires knowledge, skill or the ability to obtain skill in the following areas:
Proficiency in the use and operation of equipment including but not limited to the following:
Personal Computer, Word Processing Software, Data Base/Spreadsheet Software, Financial Software, Print/Copying Machines, Mobile radio, Multi-line telephone
Work is performed primarily in an office setting; however, some duties require outdoor activities in a variety of conditions and temperatures.
Noise level varies from quiet to moderate.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS (EXPOSURE TO, REGULAR USE OF, OR SUBJECT TO)
Outside weather conditions, High or precarious places, Electrical hazards, Vibration
Reaching, Reach across Midline, Far Acuity
Frequently (34%-66%) Standing, Walking, Sitting, Handling, Depth Perception
Talk, Hear, Near Acuity, Depth Perception, Color Distinction, Field of Vision
MACHINE CONTROL OPERATION
Simple Grasp, Fine Manipulation
Occasionally (1%-33%) Lifting/Lowering (waist level): 0-20 lbs; Lifting/Lowering (chair to floor): 0-20 lbs; Lifting/Lowering (above shoulder): 0-20 lbs; Carrying: 0-20 lbs; Pushing/Pulling: 0-20 lbs
In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, Hastings Utilities provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The above description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all duties. The job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.