Financial Analyst (Sales and Load Forecasting)

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC 

 

***This role can be filled as a Financial Analyst II, III, Lead, or Sr. Lead depending on knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidate.***

 

 

Job Summary/Purpose

Responsible for supporting the project team and project leader in the development, analysis, and understanding of utility sales and load forecasts and forecast scenarios including annual Business Plan forecasts, IRP scenarios, and other analysis.  Responsible for training and mentoring junior staff members. This position will also support multi-function groups to achieve objectives and enhance Entergy's stockholder value.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor, and refine forecasting models for hourly electric load (MW), monthly electricity sales (kWh), and monthly natural gas sales (CCF).
  • Develop understanding of customer behavior including drivers of electricity consumption, how those drivers could change over time, and ways to include potential effects in forecasts.
  • Develop analysis and present results to senior management and working teams, prioritizing key drivers and important messages above variances.
  • Develop forecast scenarios for Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) or for other studies.  Perform ad hoc analysis, summary analysis, trend analysis, and statistical analysis, and communicate results as needed.
  • Support regulatory requirements of RFIs, regulatory hearings, and other external information requests.
  • Develop analysis and present results to senior management and working teams, prioritizing key drivers and important messages above variances.
  • Gather market intelligence to incorporate into forecasts and analysis.

 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Engineering or equivalent work experience.
    • MBA preferred.

 

Minimum experience required of the position

  • Financial Analyst II: 2-4 years of business experience in banking, finance, project development or related fields.  
  • Financial Analyst III: 4-6 years of business experience in banking, finance, project development or related fields. 
  • Financial Analyst Lead: 3-5 years of business experience in banking, finance, project development or related fields.
  • Financial Analyst, Sr Lead: 4 plus years of business experience in banking, finance, project development or related fields.

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Solid analytical skills and a commitment to quality work
  • Must be inquisitive and must exhibit the ability and willingness to exercise independent judgment and initiative related to work assignments
  • Perform effectively in time-sensitive situations to meet deadlines in a timely and accurate manner
  • Effective communication skills including being able to communicate logically, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing across all levels of the organization including senior management

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position

  • None

 

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Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands Texas : The Woodlands 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 115044
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: 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.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

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.

 

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.


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