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Southwest Power Pool Lead Financial Analyst in Little Rock, Arkansas


Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is about more than power. We’re about the power of relationships. Our employees have the opportunity to work together to ensure electricity is delivered reliably and affordably to the millions of people living in our service territory. We have been voted one of Arkansas’ Best Places to work by Arkansas Business and we are looking for a member of our team who is passionate about our mission to keep the lights on!

We have a core ideology here at SPP that we stand by: Do the right thing, for the right reason, in the right way.

We believe in supporting our employees through a fantastic benefits package:

  • Competitive pay with bonus opportunities

  • Excellent insurance package including three great medical plans to choose from, employer-paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance

  • Relocation assistance

  • Flexible working environment for positions that are eligible where employees have the flexibility to work from home and come in where collaborative in person work is needed.

  • Fantastic contributions to your retirement through a 401(k) savings plan with employer-match benefits and a defined benefit plan fully funded by SPP

We are seeking a highly skilled Lead Financial Analyst to join our team. As key contributor you will:

Play a pivotal role in shaping and guiding the financial strategy of the organization. The role has a dual mandate: contribute to SPP’s comprehensive financial planning and analysis efforts. Your expertise and experience, combined with a strong ability to independently execute primary functions and collaborate seamlessly with the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, will be instrumental in driving the success of SPP during a period of exceptional growth. Additionally, you will work directly with SPP’s CFO to provide critical communication, coordination, project management, and analytical support.

As a Lead Financial Analyst, a combination of hard and soft skills will enable you to independently and collaboratively produce and convey insightful financial analysis. Joining our team in this role provides you with the opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization's financial strategy. If you are a dedicated and experienced Financial Analyst seeking an exciting challenge, we invite you to apply.

To be successful as the Lead Financial Analyst, we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Data Analytics, or related field

  • Six (6) years of relevant experience in financial analysis, or other analytically focused roles

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to tailor information and insights to a diverse audience

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen

  • Proven experience developing financial models, interpreting financial data, and summarizing information into various formats

  • Advanced financial modeling and presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team, across the organization, and with external stakeholders professionally and independently

  • Understanding of and compliance with SPP Policies and Procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of Southwest Power Pool, Regional Transmission Organizations, or Electric Utilities.

  • Strong financial modeling and forecasting skills.

  • MBA or related

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working extended hours may be required.

Travel Requirement:

  • This position requires minimal (0-10%) travel.

SPP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

At SPP we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: LINK (

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)