Financial Analyst II
AGL Resources, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

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About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. As the nation's largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than one million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. For more information, visit

Functional Expertise:
Supports business areas for budgeting and forecasting
Provides value added analysis and reporting (monthly variance reporting, trending, projections, presentations and ad-hoc analysis) to support business decision makers
Prepares timely and accurate financial and operational reports for business unit management
Updates scenario models for margin planning and forecasting
Provides support for journal entries to close the books

Business Acumen:
Analyzes financial and non-financial data to help drive business decisions
Articulates results, variances and key drivers effectively
Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses
Able to perform broad range of analysis, investigation and interpretation of financial and operational metrics
Develops recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives

Collaborates with business area to understand trends and initiatives
Builds effective relationships with business area(s) supported
Communicates effectively with all levels of the business area supported
Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise
Supports business user needs for FP&A system tools and templates

Driving Results:
Monitors results versus plan and works with business leaders to achieve desired results
Identifies process and/or profit improvements

Education, Certifications/Licenses:
BA/BS Degree in Business or Finance (or comparable degree)


Related Work Experience:
3-6 years' experience performing financial analysis, planning, and management reporting
Experience working with senior executives on an individual and team basis

Utility, natural gas or other energy industry experience
Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Working knowledge of PeopleSoft financials, budgeting and reporting systems or similar systems
MS Excel - intermediate to advanced proficiency
MS Office Suite - intermediate proficiency
General knowledge of accounting

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP)

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
The incumbent works in an office environment.
Infrequent Traveler (0-5% travel): The incumbent may be required to travel on a very limited basis. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

AGL Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace.