On behalf of one of North America’s largest natural gas distributors, we are looking for a Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
The Project Lead is responsible for the financial management of the Inline Inspection (ILI) program within GTM US.
Serve as the focal point for forecast management of the program.
Builds knowledge of the organization, processes, and customers.
Solves a range of straightforward/moderately complex problems.
Receives minimal level of guidance and direction.
Project budgets can total up to $100MM/year and are typically 1 year or less in duration.
These will be projects of routine to high-level complexity.
Key responsibilities for the role are:
Prepare, implement, and maintain projects in SAP/Oracle/Hyperion Financials to manage the budgets, expenditures, accruals, cost forecasting, and variance reporting for the Asset Integrity department.
Manage monthly asset integrity-related forecast variance analysis, including coordination and clarification ILI coordinators and planning & reporting group
Responsible for analyzing program funding needs and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies.
Provide oversight to annual and monthly operating budgets/forecasts (within the assigned portion of the Asset Integrity annual operating or capital budget).
Ensure that the financial forecast reporting processes, procedures, and guidelines are maintained and adhered to within Integrity-sponsored Operating and Capital project requirements in order to meet the evolving GTM Financial systems.
Anaylze FP&A (Finance) OpEx/CapEx team summaries and targets: providing insights to any reporting discrepancies and/or clarifications on report differences.
Compile and communicate monthly OpEx/CapEx reports (including YTD and previous forecasts) for Integrity program managers.
Monitor and analyze incurred costs against commitments and budget values; perform forecast and cost variances
Develop and implement project reporting to include budget, tracking funding revisions, expenditures, forecasts, detailed variance reporting, accruals
Financial administration (governance, project controls, and reporting) for a large volume of Integrity operating and capital projects.
Demonstrated work at a high-level of independence and the accuracy of work is trusted and consistently reliable; this requires exceptional attention to detail as the Integrity scope and financial plans continually require updating, reassessment, and communication with Integrity and Finance mgmt.
Enhanced communication and broadedned access to Integrity Financial information requires team members to engage in self-directed learning in the areas data analysis (e.g., Excel Pivot Tables, SharePoint) as well as visual reporting tools (e.g., PowerBI).
Occasional liaison with Sr. mgmt members on funding requirements and variance analysis
Accountabilities related to cost allocations cover all areas of the corporation and subsidiaries as assigned
Contacts (Working Relationships):
This position regularly interfaces with AI team members (employees and contractors), project personnel, operational support teams, project stakeholder groups (internal and external), asset management, operations groups within GTM; this equates to regular communication touchpoints and meetings.
Every month – department managers, and/or senior Management members on administrative matters relating to project costs, funding issues, and consolidated forecast and variance reports
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting or related degree
A minimum of 4 years of related experience in an accounting or project controls environment
Requires sound problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills
Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment
Experience in the Microsoft Office suite is required (particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Proficiency in financial systems including Oracle Financials, SAP, OBI, Hyperion, and Markview
Excellent problem-solving skills and strong orientation to customer service
Sound knowledge of and ability to apply accounting, auditing, tax, and regulatory standards and principles
Proficient in project controls, Earned Value Management, data visualization (converting raw data into useful metrics/charts)
Ability to implement standard and consistent Project Controls processes, develops ad hoc project-specific reporting methods as required, work independently complete multiple projects within time constraints and work in a multi-functional team
Self-motivated, independent, innovative, responsible, and a team player with a strong work ethic and initiative.
Provide timely, consistent, and accurate information to promote commitment and readiness
Typical office environment
Travel as required 20% (Other US or Canada offices and/or site locations)
The ability to travel to Canada is required
Required to prioritize and manage multiple assignments; meet established deadlines while managing stakeholder expectations.