IT Project Cost Analyst

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

***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 the candidates experience and qualifications***


Job Summary:

The 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
  • Partner with project teams in preparing the monthly Present Estimate (PE) budget for IT projects
  • Responsible for financial tasks related to change requests
  • Maintain work orders from initiation to closure in PowerPlan
  • Partner with Finance on corrections
  • Responsible for submitting monthly accruals for IT projects
  • Support IT project analysis in determining variances in financial metrics
  • Challenge the project’s  Present Estimate budget by following company procedures and ensuring risk and opportunities are managed to optimize the project financial targets
  • Oversee financial project milestones
  • Interface with project team(s) as necessary for cost control monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Provide day-to-day detailed monitoring and analysis of project budgets and actuals
  • Support projects as they navigate through the project life cycle, including gate audits related to financials
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement efforts related to process efficiency and value


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum education and experience required

Analyst I: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline and 0-2 years of relevant work experience is required, or in lieu of a degree 4 years of relevant work experience is required 

Analyst II: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline and 2+ years of relevant work experience is required, or in lieu of a degree 6+ years of relevant work experience is required 

Analyst III: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline and 4+ years of relevant work experience is required, or in lieu of a degree 8+ years of relevant work experience is required 


Understand of Entergy Financial Management Processes is a plus


Understanding of Entergy Financial Reporting Systems is a plus


Understanding of PowerPlan Application is a plus


Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required

  • 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 



Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 109292
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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



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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