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MidAmerican Energy Company Business Support Analyst I/II in Des Moines, Iowa

This is a multi-level posting. Candidates may be considered for any of the posted levels, depending on their level of experience and depth of expertise. Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function) The business support analyst provides a wide range of financial analysis and support to business. Conducts research and support in areas of cost control, revenue generation, business performance and the capital investment decision process. The business support analyst prepares and coordinates budget preparation, forecasting, cost analysis, analytical support, reporting for management and assists business partners in identifying and managing trends in the business. Typical Duties Develop, implement and maintain models, analysis, and reports to provide accurate and timely O&M and capital expenditure forecasts. This includes providing and interpreting monthly variance reporting to the business. (25%) Leads the coordination and development, implementation and monitoring of annual expense and capital budgets. Reviews submittals from functional groups and analyzes for conformance with instructions and objectives. Performs detailed and moderately complex fiscal analysis on a variety of issues in support of and to facilitate budgetary decision making and provides summary recommendations to management. (20%) Respond to special requests for financial data, analysis and information on current and or proposed projects. (10%) Develop, implement and maintain models to evaluate significant capital projects; provide analytical support for O&M vs. capital decisions and provide financial support the capital investment process. (10%) Participate in evaluating proposals and making recommendations to achieve long-range objectives. This includes leading special project work, developing, planning for, coordinating, implementing and installing new processes, initiatives, and methods. (10%) Provide guidance, expertise and direction to management as to the accounting structure and accounting. (5%) Provide analytical support for compilations, analysis and interpretation of data and technical input to assist in development of project planning. (5%) Provide technical direction and training on accounting issues to staff and management. This includes data validation with accounting system support. (5%) Develop and maintain reports to comply with regulatory requirements and satisfy customer requests. (5%) Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (5%) Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, economics or finance or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.) 3 years of related experience required for the Business Support Analyst I level. 5 years of related experience required for the Business Support Analyst II level. Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to interpret economic, financial and accounting information as well as other statistical data, information or events in order to perform analysis, draw proper conclusions and make recommendations for action. Knowledge of information technology terms, equipment, systems, functions and major vendors. Strong research and analytical skills and strong attention to detail. Strong software skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word. Experience with other software applications including PowerPoint, e-mail, Oracle Financials. Advanced spreadsheet and report design skills for presentation of financial and other statistical information. Strong skills in database management and query skills using Access, DiscovererPlus, or other querying tools used by the company. Leadership skills to provide guidance, direction, orientation and instruction. Project management skills sufficient to coordinate and lead projects with little specific direction. Ability to work within strict deadlines and handle multiple projects and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to establish and monitor adherence to standards. Effective oral and written communication skills. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law. Job: Accounting* *Organization: Finance & Accounting *Title: *Business Support Analyst I/II Location: IA-Des Moines Requisition ID: 2300962