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Lead Clean Energy Solutions Business Controls Planner

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The Lead Clean Energy Solutions Business Controls Planner is an individual contributor who focuses on the development of short-term and long-term financial forecasts that are used to measure NYPA’s Clean Energy Solutions (CES) financial viability; to provide input into the development of CES and Commercial Operations strategic plans and aid in the assessment and evaluation of CES’s customer credit risks. The Planner supports preparation of cash flow requirements for CES capital projects, customer revenue forecasts analysis from non-utility operations and reports essential for NYPA’s recovery of the costs of energy efficiency and renewable projects implemented to provide services to our customers. Such activities help identify and provide support for the development of business solutions that allow NYPA to recover the costs and maintain its financial integrity as it supports the mandate to promote the energy efficiency and renewable programs for our customers.

Responsibilities
  • Design, develop and maintain an automated CES Project Financial Lifecycle Forecast (CES PLF) model that ensures quality financial reports are delivered to senior management on a timely basis.  Identify and implement additional reports to present data in a concise and useful fashion.  Test calculations and ensure accuracy of the model.  Identify and recommend opportunities to streamline processes or improve computer model systems.
  • Prepare the Annual CES Project Financial Lifecycle Forecast process including net income and cash-flow projections as it relates to non-utility programs such as Energy Efficiency and New York Energy Manager.  This includes collecting and analyzing the data, updating the financial model, analyzing the results and preparing the reports.  This forecast provides the basis for the following year’s budget.
  • Responsible for the production of the Preliminary and Final Four Year Budget reports and Financial Plan components related to CES (Energy Efficiency and Renewable) programs to satisfy reporting requirements and regulations. 
  • Update, on a monthly and quarterly basis, a revised net income forecast for Energy Efficiency programs and cash-flow projections based on actual data and future trends. Update actuals from SAP in the CES Project Financial Lifecycle Forecast.  Prepare reports for distribution to management.
  • Support the preparation of project-level profit and loss models (Project P&L) including forecasting expected revenue requirements and O&M costs. Monitor monthly and quarterly progress, working with CES teams to ensure costs are allocated and reported under the correct project and customer class, and provide actionable data, analysis, and reviewing results.
  • Assist and support all internal/external stakeholders for all CES related inquiries and analytics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Advanced skills in designing and maintaining method(s) of extracting data from its original source to another location (i.e., a data repository or data lake) to make that data consumable for a variety of downstream purposes such as applications, visualizations, analytics, forecasting, and other related activities.
  • Advanced PC-based skills are necessary including proficiency with MS-Access and Excel macros programming (VBA) and knowledge of database systems.   Knowledge of Tableau, SQL Server and SAP preferred.
  • High degree of analytical / problem solving capability required as incumbent must be able to analyze large volumes of data, interpret historical trends, identify key strategic issues and problems and recommend solutions.
  • Strong analytical background in economics, finance, and accounting is preferred.  
  • Proficiency with the Energy Efficiency market and programs strongly preferred.
  • Ability to propose solutions to given problems, and implement strategies to react to a changing environment.
  • Ability to act autonomously and work with minimal supervision, prioritize work, multi-task, and self-start.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics or related discipline. 
  • Master's Degree in Business (e.g. MBA) or Computer Science is preferred.
  • 5 plus years of broad experience in budgeting, accounting, statistics, risk management and financial principles in an applied competitive environment are preferred.
Physical Requirements
  • Approximately 5% travel primarily to customer sites within NY State

 

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