FirstEnergy Corp. Business Analyst - Forecasting (Multiple Locations) in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Business Analyst - Forecasting (Multiple Locations)

Location:

Phillipsburg, NJ, US, 08865

Job Function: Business Analyst

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 15661

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Utilities, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]

The preferred location for this position is Greensburg, PA, Reading PA, Morristown NJ, or Akron OH, but any FE location may be considered.

This position is responsible for supporting the Transmission Capital portfolio ($1B + per year) with detailed financial forecasting of the current year and the five-year Transmission portfolio at the project level. The monthly forecasting cycle includes working with the Transmission Project managers to ensure the project forecasts are entered correctly into the Forecasting systems and UIPlanner, ensuring that project accruals are correctly calculated and submitted to Corporate Finance, and projects are in-serviced in a timely manner. Analysts will work closely with Transmission Project Managers in preparation of 2 monthly meetings, the Financial Review and Accrual Review. The forecast is managed in both the Direct view and the Settled View.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Promoting a Team environment to support reaching goals and meeting deadlines.

  • Conducting business specific research, ad hoc data analysis, interpret results, and communicate findings.

  • Contributing to solutions by taking the initiative to develop alternatives and recommendations.

  • Extracting and manipulating data using query tools for various databases and systems.

  • Analyzing expenditures and recommending budget adjustments. Performing estimate to project actuals analysis.

  • Participating in planning, prioritizing, tracking and reporting major projects using the SAP Work Management System (CO).

  • Providing analytical support to the portfolio development and financial group.

  • Providing variance analysis and explanations for projects.

  • Preparing journal entries for monthly accruals and any correcting entries as required.

  • Developing, tracking and managing the forecast in-servicing plan.

  • Developing and maintaining new analysis and reporting tools as needed to support the Project Management Team.

  • Understanding the CIAC/SD billing process.

  • Calculating and recording the appropriate CIAC properly against the projects as required.

  • Providing project cost analysis to FERC interconnection group upon reconciliation of project costs.

  • Utilizing and becoming proficient in SAP, CREWS, RPA, UIPlanner, and Powerplant.

  • Meeting customer needs by providing sound service and responsiveness.

  • Building strong relationships and credibility across the organization.

  • Supporting storm activities as needed.

An employee hired at the Associate, Analyst and Advanced levels will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner. Further, the Associate, Analyst and Advanced levels employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those above, including:

  • Learn and exercise sound decision making and develop alternatives and recommendations to improve work processes.

  • Perform assigned job duties with little or no supervision.

Qualifications:

Qualifications at the Associate level include:

  • Two or four year degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related discipling preferred, with a minimum 0-2 years professional work experience. In lieu of a degree, 2 years of direct experience will be considered. The experience must include a basic understanding of the subject matter.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

  • Basic Accounting knowledge.

  • Good teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Good analytical abilities involving moderately complex problems; exercise sound judgment.

  • Ability to learn SAP, CREWS, RPA, UIPlanner, and Powerplant.

  • Works safely according to company policies and procedures.

  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

  • Demonstrate a solid commitment to the First Energy Core Values and Behaviors and all aspects of safety.

  • Highly motivated; experience working independently with a high level of productivity.

  • Travel may be required at times across the FirstEnergy system.

Qualifications at the Assistant level include all the above plus:

  • Two or four year degree in a related discipline is preferred, with a minimum 2 years professional (exempt) work experience. In lieu of a degree, 4 years of direct, related (exempt) experience will be considered. The experience must include a general understanding of the subject matter.

Qualifications at the Analyst level include all the above plus:

  • Two to four year degree in a related discipline is preferred, along with a minimum of 4 years professional (exempt) work experience. In lieu of a degree, 7 years of direct, related experience will be considered. The experience must be at a professional (exempt) level which also includes data reporting, analysis, costing and recommendations, along with a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

  • Good Accounting knowledge.

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical abilities involving moderately complex problems; exercise sound judgment.

  • Proficient in Excel, Powerpoint, Word, SAP, CREWS, RPA, UIPlanner, and Powerplant.

Qualifications at the Advanced level include all the above plus:

  • Four year degree in a related discipline, with a minimum 7 years professional (exempt) work experience is preferred. An advanced degree or professional certification preferred. In lieu of a degree, 10 years of direct, related experience will be considered. The experience must be at a professional (exempt) level which also includes data reporting, analysis, costing and recommendations, along with a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

  • Strong Accounting knowledge.

  • Excellent analytical abilities involving moderately complex problems; exercise sound judgment.

  • Highly proficient in Excel, Powerpoint, Word, SAP, CREWS, RPA, UIPlanner, and Powerplant.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Exempt

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