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American Water Senior Manager Finance in Camden, New Jersey

*Join a company with a purpose, driven by employered people! Get out of your hum-drum finance role and join a team of dynamic, collaborative business partners! American Water offers tremendous benefits and career growth, while serving our communities and providing the most essential product on the planet. Apply today for immediate consideration! *

Primary Role

Position provides leadership to the finance function for one or more states or lines of business. Responsible for leading the business planning and reforecasting process, financial and management reporting activities, the design and management of internal controls, financial analysis and modeling, and ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. This role is a key strategic partner in driving growth for the organization, providing an advisory role in the evaluation of new business opportunities through the use and interpretation of appropriate financial models. Perform as a member of the state/line of business executive management team by setting strategies, evaluating employees, processes, and technology, and functioning as the liaison with American Water executive management on financial matters.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as a key member of the State or Line of Business executive management team - participation in strategy development and leading the resulting financial plan in order to achieve targets and objectives that support the overall corporate plan

  • Coordination and quality of financial reporting - monthly and annual reporting, business planning, monthly reforecasting, and analysis of financial risk

  • Evaluation of new business proposals - oversight of financial analysis and modeling of proposed growth opportunities to assure financial viability using appropriate investment and risk appraisal techniques

  • Provide financial guidance and serve as state/line of business point of contact for all other finance-related activities - rate cases, external audits, internal audits, financing activites, etc.

  • Build and manage a strong team of finance professionals, including coaching, succession planning, etc.

  • Other special projects and ad hoc assignments

Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on communication, knowledge sharing and team building

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to work effectively with all levels throughout the organization and across functional lines to achieve business goals

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills

  • Advanced knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP).

  • Working knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Dynamics and Hyperion reporting systems a plus

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting or related field required. MBA preferred.

  • 7 years of accounting/financial related experience required.

  • 2 years supervisory experience preferred

  • Regulated utility experience preferred

Travel Requirements

10%.

Licenses & Certifications

CPA, CMA or CFA preferred.

Competencies

Champions safety

Collaborates

Cultivates innovation

Customer obsessed

Drives Results

Nimble learning

  • Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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