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Sr. Budget Analyst

Company: NiSource
Location: Merrillville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The incumbent assumes responsibilities for financial activities, including but not limited to, preparing, monitoring and forecasting departmental capital budgets, as well as monthly and year-end accruals. This position will frequently interact with multiple levels of the organization.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Performs duties under general supervision

Prepares and monitors departmental capital Budgets

Tracks and forecasts expenditures to prevent budget overruns and forecast revenue shortfalls

Prepares monthly budget variance reports for various reporting segments

Internal consultant, answering questions from company personnel on budget matters

Reviews departmental expenditures and make recommendations on reducing costs

Participates in the performance of all ongoing financial activities for both internal and external customers

Compiles, calculates and prepares bills for third party customers in an accurate and timely manner

Conducts the preparation and distribution of statistical data as required by FERC and other agencies as well as those for intra-company needs

Demonstrates a working knowledge of key budget initiatives

Identifies and understands budget issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from various sources to draw conclusions and implement effective process changes to maximize opportunities

Understands technical/professional terminology and developments associated with budgeting

Compiles and provide accurate accounting for monthly and year end accruals

Attends budget meetings throughout service territory

Other duties as assigned by management

Required Qualifications for Position
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Finance or Accounting

Possess a working understanding of the State and Federal Regulatory requirements

3+ years of experience in developing budgets

Working with and supporting business leaders

3-6 years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field

Requires multiple functional experience

Must have excellent planning, organization, verbal and written communication skills

Must have successful track record in the area of finance/accounting

Must have the ability to perform duties effectively under normal, emergency and contingency situations

Must have working knowledge of GAAP, expenses, and Capital budget development systems, along with other Company accounting procedures.

Must have proven successful experience relative to basic PC skills

Must demonstrate our commitment to fair and ethical business dealings, be an effective team member and maintain focus and professionalism under pressure

Proficient in Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word and Excel

Working knowledge of Transmission/Distribution Operations

PC skills - CBS, MAPPS

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.
Inclusion & Diversity
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.
Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.
Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.
By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.
Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.
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Posting End Date (if applicable):
Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

Keywords: NiSource, Gary , Sr. Budget Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Merrillville, Indiana

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