Financial Analyst II
SM Energy - Denver, CO

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
Under general supervision, the FP&A Analyst position conducts and documents financial analysis and supports the Company’s budgeting and planning efforts. The role actively engages in the Company’s management reporting and analysis activities, as well as the annual budgeting and long range planning processes. The position is involved in some Investor Relations activities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
On a monthly basis, provide timely and concise analysis of monthly, quarterly, and YTD results with focus on variance analysis of actual to budget/forecast for use by senior leadership. Research, document, and draw conclusions based an analysis

Prepare and distribute monthly reporting package, including executive summary. Refine reporting package and delivery over time as areas of management focus change.

Assist the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis in the development and preparation of the annual budget and business plan, as well as the long range plan, including:

Coordinating data submittals from various regional and corporate departments,

Developing budgeting and forecasting templates,

Maintaining budget and actual data within the Hyperion tool, and

Formalizing documentation of process, procedures, and decisions.

Implement and assist in the development of policies and procedures for annual planning and long range planning processes.

Assist the IR department by:
Maintaining and developing peer analysis, primarily on a quarterly and annual basis,

Researching and preparing analysis of key corporate assets, and

Helping assure quality control in earnings press releases and IR presentations.

Prepare ad hoc reports and special projects as requested.

Proactively interface with the Accounting organization to ensure reporting alignment between activity and budget.

Look for opportunities to improve systems, processes, and reports with a focus on eliminating non-value effort and enhancing capabilities of the function.

Respond to internal requests for information, other special projects as needed.

Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities.

Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, with emphasis in Accounting or Finance.

Desirable to have at least 2 years of experience in an accounting or finance role; experience in the exploration and production field a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Exceptional Excel skills are a must, proficient with other MS Office applications.

Knowledge of and familiarity with database tools (SQL, Essbase) a plus.

Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent analytical and numeric skills.

Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, strong attention to detail and organization.

Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise judgment and professional discretion when communicating with all constituencies (internal and external).

Strong business acumen.

Support and encourage a collaborative team environment.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Minimal

Please note: All candidates must submit their resume through Jobvite to be considered. Recruiting agencies are also required to submit all resumes through Jobvite and must be activated on a search by Human Resources before any submissions will be considered.

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