Title:  Manager, Finance Business Partners - Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

Date:  May 20, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Services, LLC
Description: 

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.  Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power.  Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

 

The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies:  Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc.  Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.

 

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future.  We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities, and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance.  We are focusing our sights on three key priorities – customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees.  Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.

 

Job Summary / Purpose

Support the Senior Manager, Nuclear Finance Business Partners as well as the site VP at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station as needed by providing expert financial advice and information to support timely decision making.  Manage and develop plant analysts as they provide analytical support, financial forecasting, and relevant information to highlight key issues and to help identify items that may impact profitability.  Ensure financial controls administered throughout the organization to the extent identified in Entergy’s corporate policies.

 

The role will manage a team of employees to perform a range of financial functions, including overseeing, advising, communicating and reporting on capital and O&M budgets / related monitoring, providing financial analysis / accounting guidance for emergent / ongoing matters, advising on financial processes to ensure policy compliance and taking on special initiatives requested by functional leadership. This job is intended to establish a healthy cost culture and ensure cost accountability. The role will proactively manage issues and mitigate risks. The position also plays a key role in the regulatory process including providing data for rate cases, supporting testimony as necessary, etc.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as primary liaison for function management and the finance/accounting function. Provide a single point of contact for financial and accounting guidance to both function management and employees. Work with accounting to provide input for recording unique transactions.

 

  • Provide financial support and advice to develop/manage capital/operating expense budgets, including 5-year/long-term forecasts, including all aspects of budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring. Proactively advice on costs to identify opportunities to achieve greater efficiencies and support all aspects of capital project management.

 

  • Coordinate the development of financial analysis and/or business scenarios to evaluate and support the effect of day-to-day decisions on operational performance and investment decisions that align with long-term strategy. Facilitate the process for each decision being evaluated.

 

  • Know and assure functional area compliance with regulations under which Utilities operate: state public service/utility commissions, etc. Support all aspects of rate cases including providing data, writing / reviewing testimony, responding to RFI's and operational questions, preparing schedules, etc.

 

  • Act with fiduciary prudence in the best interest of the ratepayers and shareholders. Align the functional spending plans/strategies with business financial plans, evaluating functional impact as well as legal entity and ETR results. Develop management recommendations regarding strategy and timing of expenditures.

 

  • Assure all expenditures adhere to strict fiduciary guidelines including Sarbanes Oxley, etc. Execute SOX testing and provide necessary training to ensure consistency in processes and adherence to financial standards and policies. Also advise on capital and O&M determination, accruals, corrections, loader rates, establishing project codes including input on scope statements, function-specific accounting issues, time entry issues, etc. Proactively manage issues and mitigate risks.

 

Minimum Requirements: Education

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics or related field or equivalent experience.

MBA or advanced degree in Accounting preferred.

  

Minimum Requirements: Experience

6+ years of relevant experience. Experience in financial leadership roles is highly desired.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of GAAP, FERC and regulatory accounting. Interpersonal/leadership skills and ability to communicate externally and at all levels of the organization. Proficiency in PC Windows environment and ability to work with budget systems and financial models.  High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation.

 

Minimum Requirements: Certifications / Licenses

CPA or CFA desirable.

 

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Primary Location: Mississippi-Port Gibson
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level I
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 102488
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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