American Water Senior Financial Analyst in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Support the creation, completion and analysis of standard and moderately complex financial reports and financial information to ensure the overall analysis supports the financial business objective of the company. Support management in shaping, driving and influencing business performance and continuous improvement; support value creation from financial analysis aligned with business goals. Support the Rates and Regulatory Department and/or Regulatory Operations related to rate cases and filings with special emphasis on revenue modelling and analysis, and supporting detailed work schedules.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the development of integrated revenue analyses, projections, reports, cost allocations and presentations

  • Create and analyzes moderately complex monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  • Review financial publications and journals to learn to identify trends mand developments in competitive environments; assist in the development & delivery of financial presentations as requested.

  • Perform moderately complex financial forecasting, financial modeling and trend analysis.

  • Partner and liaise with internal and external colleges and functions to collect the individual pieces of data and information required by required filings and/or reports.

  • Analyze and assess business performance; identify options to deliver value.

  • Shape, drive and influence planning and reporting for management team.

  • Assist in ensuring accuracy of business plans, forecasts and variance analysis.

  • Support development of team members; provide advice and expertise on a proactive basis to team members.

  • Support preparation of Rate Case filings, specific to revenues.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Economic principles relating to utility rates and cost analysis.

  • Fundamental accounting concepts and understanding of analytical concepts for financial analysis as well as US GAAP accounting practices.

  • Methodologies and practices of data collection, research methodologies and of statistical and cost analysis.

  • Business report writing, preparation and delivery of presentations including oral testimony.

  • Review and analyze business and financial records.

  • Execution and analysis using company business technologies and computer simulation programs.

  • Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) with particular expertise in Microsoft Excel (advanced).

  • Must have the ability to review data and make appropriate decisions regarding public utility operations and to project future costs.

  • Knowledge/Experience of ERP and CIS Systems (preferable integrated platform, preferably SAP).

  • Knowledge and experience in the rate case process (have been directly involved in the process) providing support and/or detailed schedules/analysis is a plus


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, accounting, business or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • MBA in Accounting or Finance preferred. CPA, CMA or other technical license preferred

  • Five to seven years of pertinent financial experience. Water utility industry a plus.

Travel Requirements

Travel is minimum, 5% at most.

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