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Duke Energy Lead Financial Analyst (Forecasting) in United States

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The position is responsible for providing financial support for regulated jurisdictional forecasting . The position will have specific job responsibilities assigned and will receive direction from the Director/Manager of Forecasting. Key areas of focus will be forecasting capital, wholesale and net income along with insightful analytics. Key interface groups will be Rates & Regulatory Planning, Wholesale Power Sales, Accounting, FP&A, Resource Planning.


  • Responsible for assisting in compiling a 5-year financial forecast. This includes required analytics, material for Senior Management and Board presentations, ad hoc reporting manage capital inputs including AFUDC, depreciation expense, recoverability and cash flow impacts.

  • Provide updates monthly on current year projected earnings.

  • Communicate analysis of key business drivers on financial statements and impacts on return on equity, capitalization structure, credit metrics, etc.

  • Partner with Rates & Regulatory Strategy department to model strategic regulatory assumptions.

  • Support accounting department on their analysis during the year comparing to budget.

  • Understand the basis for the retail load forecast and the economic drivers behind the numbers. Then convert the load quantities into revenue.

  • Understand how the load forecast impacts the system generation needs and fuel/purchased power costs.

  • Lead/model strategic planning scenarios to understand the earnings per share and cash flow impacts.

  • Work collaboratively with business partners; coordinate with numerous groups across finance and the business to build assumptions in creating the jurisdiction operational plan.

  • Work with Corporate Forecasting and Treasury on a financing plan that achieves targeted capitalization structure.

Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting/Finance or related discipline

  • Five (5) plus years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in related field in addition to degree

  • Possesses and applies fundamental accounting and finance concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Experience with financial applications (i.e., PeopleSoft, HFM, PowerPlan, etc.) and query tool (WebI)

  • Experience using Microsoft products such as Excel, Word and Power Point

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA or working toward CPA

  • Advanced degree, preferably in Accounting

  • Eight (8) years or more of professional work related experience

  • Knowledge of GAAP

  • Financial modeling experience

  • Strong understanding of Duke Energy’s regulated business

  • Advanced PowerPoint Skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Well organized and flexible to shifting priorities



Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to a Duke Energy facility.

Travel Requirements

Not required

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, May 18, 2024

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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