NiSource Financial Analyst Job Family - Accounting in Columbus, Ohio

INTRODUCTION:Our department is a dynamic, fast paced environment with responsibility to provide all aspects of accounting for the Columbia Gas Companies at NiSource. Responsibilities within the department will include professional level work in the preparation, analysis, and validation of journal vouchers and financial statements variance analysis as part of the monthly closing process. This position will also be responsible for timely, well documented account reconciliations, SOX compliance, and fulfilling data requests related to external internal audits and regulatory filings. Successful candidates will also be responsible for researching and documenting technical accounting regulatory issues, implementing process improvement initiatives and various other ad hoc finance/accounting projects as needed. PURPOSE: Provides value-added financial services to both internal and external customers. The incumbent may assume responsibility for financial activities, including but not limited to reviewing and interpreting the impact of financial reporting proposals promulgated by governing bodies; preparing analytical studies on historical, forecast, and pro-forma financial data; developing comprehensive financial data reports for both internal and external customers; and providing other needed expertise and reporting to accurately reflect and manage financial matters. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. (Professional Judgment)

Compiles, organizes and formats data, including qualitative analysis required for internal and external reporting. Identifies and researches reporting issues, provides recommendations, assists with the adoption of new reporting requirements. (Reporting)

Recognizes situations where the regulatory framework and rate case outcomes drive our business; Supports regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing pro-forma calculations, testimony and data requests; Assists with review and analysis of regulatory documents; Appreciates the application of the regulatory construct to our business. (Regulatory)

Understands terminology and developments. Knows when to and can apply technical knowledge to processes, procedures, and tasks. (Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills)

Demonstrates a working knowledge of financial statements, metrics and measures, and key strategic business initiatives; Understands and utilizes economic and industry data as it relates to job responsibilities. (Business Acumen)

Demonstrates a working knowledge of the operating plan and role in the FA organization; Has a general knowledge of other departments#39; role in the FA organization; Collaboratively develops solutions between corporate and business units. (Understanding FA)

Demonstrates our commitment to quality by documenting work fully and accurately. (Documentation of Work Performed)

Takes action to identify, analyze and improve existing processes within our organization to maximize opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness and meet new goals and objectives. (Continuous Process Improvement)


Requires 4 year degree in business discipline

Requires knowledge of PC applications

Prefer CPA

Prefer MBA

Analyst I and Analyst II

0-3 years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field

Senior Analyst

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

Requires multiple functional experience

Lead Analyst

7 years or more experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field

Requires multiple functional experience

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before August 11th!

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.

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.

Job Family: Finance