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Ameren Sr. Financial Planning & Analysis (Sr. Business Performance Specialist) in Jefferson City, Missouri

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Sr. Financial Planning & Analysis (Sr. Business Performance Specialist -Financial Services) (XA5690)

About The Position

The Business Performance Specialist collaborates with cross-functional teams and manages company-wide operations such as analyzing capital and operating budgets while working directly with leadership, engineering and project management staff. Act as a business partner with key internal customers, proactively identifying opportunities and risks while gaining an unparalleled understanding of utility operations. This position may be located in the GOB or within the Ameren Missouri service area.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and submit the annual budget. Assist with performance assessments for all projects and research and resolve any significant variances between actual expenditures and budget. Review and update monthly forecast of expenditures and submit monthly accruals.

  • Interact with Managers as well as other supervisory and engineering personnel and serve as liaison/financial advisor in business segments and shared services.

  • Assist personnel with all budget and accounting related information as requested; such as TRIS, API and expense accounts.

  • Provide statistical information regarding the current business performance of the operations for the division(s) or function. Analyze, evaluate and propose recommendations to improve the financial fitness of the area.

  • Assist with special projects as assigned and prepare specialized reports and confidential documents.

  • Establish and settle work orders (both reimbursable and regular), damage claims and non-revenue billings such as antenna installation and maintenance.

  • Provide accounting for transactions dealing with but not limited to Capex, O&M and other revenue transactions.

  • Analyze monthly variations in CapEx and O&M results and prepare written explanations for said variations on both the total and segmented levels.


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field from an accredited college or university required. Master’s Degree or CPA/CMA/CFA preferred. Five or more years of relevant accounting experience (accounting, budget preparation, and statistical analysis) required without CPA certification. Three or more years of relevant accounting experience (accounting, budget preparation, and statistical analysis) required with CPA certification.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite with an advanced level of proficiency with Excel required.

  • Working knowledge of specific Ameren applications (e.g., UIP, Powerplant, EMPRV, General Ledger etc.) required

  • Must have good organizational, problem-solving, analytical, communication, and human relations’ skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to monitor reports, solve problems and be decisive, proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work independently on multiple tasks requiring priority setting and deadlines.

  • The individual must show initiative and attention to detail and work well in a team environment.

Additional Information

Standard Day Shift in office or field environment. Travel, overtime, and/or off-hour work may be required based upon project oversight needs. Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp,, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.