NiSource Lead Financial Analyst in Columbus, Ohio

Our department is a dynamic, fast paced environment with responsibility to provide all aspects of Financial Planning Analysis (FPA) support for NiSource and their subsidiaries. FPA supports NiSource through variance analysis, reporting, and business decision support by partnering with the business to execute and achieve financial and operational targets. FPA enables execution of strategic direction through the setting of intelligent financial targets that account for shareholder and customer value. FPA supports effective process and data governance through transparency and accountability of the data the business relies on for decision making. FPA also supports regulatory filings with forecasted information.

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.

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 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

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

Requires multiple functional experience

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