Title:  IT Project Cost Analyst I, II, or III

Date:  Jan 12, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Services, LLC
Description: 

*This position can be filled in New Orleans, LA or the Woodlands TX*

**This position will be filled as an Analyst I, II, or III based on experience level**

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

Project Analyst will be the point person for all accounting and finance needs at a project level. Individual will support project execution strategies by evaluating estimates and project costs, ongoing capital work, data reporting/analysis for management, budgeting, and forecasting while ensuring alignment with Entergy Project Delivery Standards.  Additionally, the Project Analyst will provide analytical expertise to support project and portfolio management.

 

This position interfaces directly with Project Managers and his/her PMO Leadership, providing trusted insight into the financial health of a project.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide financial guidance to ensure financial situations are transparent to the senior management and core project team, which includes status updates during matrix meetings
  • Responsible for maintaining the cost model for IT projects
  • Responsible for financial tasks related to change requests
  • Performs property accounting functions
  • Performs tasks related to financial SOX controls
  • Assist with contingency management process
  • Work with Scheduler to ensure accurate cost loaded into the schedules
  • Partner with Finance on corrections
  • Supports and reviews all accruals and forecast reports for the project
  • Prepares cash flow estimates in support of monthly PE processes
  • Prepare annual project budgets and monthly project forecasts
  • Analyze cost drivers and monthly performance of project compared to forecast and budget
  • Partner with project manager and leads in preparation for the project’s estimate-at-completion (EAC)
  • Challenge the project’s estimate-to-complete by following company procedures and ensuring risk and opportunities are managed to optimize the project financial targets
  • Oversee financial project milestones
  • Develop the Financial Section of the monthly operational review package
  • Forecast weekly project cash inflows and outflows
  • Target high risk project costs and balance sheet accounts for periodic testing and project specific tracking
  • Support internal and external project audits as needed
  • Assist Project Team in developing/reviewing/implementing cost corrective actions & recovery plans
  • Interfaces with project team(s) as necessary for cost control monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Provides day-to-day detailed monitoring and analysis of project budgets and actuals
  • Participates as member of project/program audits and prepares internal corrective action plans

 

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED:

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline or equivalent work experience

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Analyst I: 0 to 2 years of professional experience
  • Analyst II:2 to 4 years of professional experience
  • Analyst III: 4 to 6 years of professional experience

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SME Level of proficiency and extensive experience with project cost control activities (level of proficiency and experience will determine Analyst Level assignment)
  • High degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and the remainder of the MS Office suite
  • Solid understanding of Project Management and Project Management Office
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Capacity to adapt to changing work priorities
  • Excellent researching, decision-making and organizational skills are required
  • Complex Problem Solving -- identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Work independently and follows through on assignments with minimal direction while keeping the team informed
  • Possess a mastery of basic/generic data skills (tools & concepts)
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection and other guidelines where appropriate 

 

PREFERRED:

  • Understand of Entergy Financial Management Processes
  • Understanding of Entergy Financial Reporting Systems

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Information Technology
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 101269
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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