Senior Budgeting & Forecasting Analyst
NSTAR - Westwood, MA

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Role and Scope of Position:

This position, in conjunction with others in the Department, will be responsible for the development, management, forecasting, and reporting of the N.U. Corporate Operating Plan. This position will assist in educating key decision makers in the organization on the key elements of the Operating Plan towards the goal of getting approval from Senior Management and the Board of Trustees.

Once the Plan is approved, employees in this role, working as a team, are accountable to manage and report and forecast the plan results on a monthly basis. Each month, a key deliverable includes the analysis, development, and reporting on financial results to Senior Management.

Components of the work include income statements, balance sheet, cash flows and other various financial analyses that arise in the course of normal business operations.

This position will play a key role in the migration of existing processes currently performed in several locations and on several platforms across the merged company to a common process and technical platform, sharing and implementing best practices to improve performance.

The candidate in this position is responsible for understanding all financial aspects of the electric and gas businesses, including business area specific items, and the impact to the consolidated company. Responsible for identifying issues and opportunities and working with area personnel in analyzing the financial impacts of certain events on individual business areas

This position works closely with others in the Finance Organization, as well as other areas of the company, to effectively perform the required functions in addition will provide financial support, analysis and consultation to others on an as needed basis.

Essential Functions: Ø
  • Take ownership in the planning process and is accountable for the development, management and monitoring of plan results. Ø
  • Consults with external groups, as needed, in order to accurately develop key components of the plan. Ø
  • Perform on-going analysis of actual financial results as compared to the Operating Plan, providing explanations of variance drivers. Ø
  • Utilize tools, process, and technology to the greatest extent possible, ensuring efficiency in the work. Ø
  • Support the production of the monthly, as well as ad-hoc management reporting for senior management. Ø
  • Responsible for the development of financial earnings projections, keeping management informed on a regular basis.
  • Work effectively with all levels of management in order to provide financial analysis and problem solving recommendations.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Knowledge and experience with the NU budgeting and forecasting process including internal systems.

Strong knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability in the following areas: GAAP accounting rules, financial reporting, regulatory rules and regulations, and the ability to apply this knowledge to detailed analyses and financial model management.

Must possess an understanding of financial statements, financial modeling and work efficiently under pressure.

Strong time management and the ability to meet deadlines are essential.

Demonstrated competency and proficiency in oral and written communications.

Must be customer driven, display initiative, accepts responsibility, holds others accountable, participates in and facilitates team effectiveness, thinks and acts analytically.

Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions to support the mission, work independently and apply knowledge and skill to solve problems.

Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with all levels of management.

Demonstrated proficiency and aptitude in various financial tools and applications.

An understanding of NU’s detailed financial organizational structure is desirable.

A willingness to embrace change, and new ideas, working with team members from different backgrounds..


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. An MBA or CPA is preferred.


Minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience is required.

Licenses & Certifications: None

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