Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
Direct Energy - Houston, TX

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Company Profile:
Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, and sells energy and home services to over six million residential and businesses customer relationships in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Our team of 6,000 employees is committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider in North America.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide.

Direct Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/F/M/D/V.

Primary Focus

Reporting to the Sr, Director, Corporate Business Performance Management (BPM), this role is part of the Direct Energy Corporate Finance team with core responsibilities that include planning, decision support and business performance management.

The ideal candidate is a results-oriented, professional with a proven ability to partner with key stakeholders, develop and implement solutions to business requirements in an effective and efficient manner while meeting the on-going needs of senior management and his or her team. The ideal candidate has had prior shared service experience or similar experience related to planning, reporting and decision support.

Key Accountabilities

Lead the development for the annual planning, latest estimate and reporting across the business specifically as it relates to DE Corporate and Shared Service groups, and ensure consistency with critical success factors, making recommendations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the process
Develop and implement processes that include monthly analysis and reviews with key stakeholders, budget holders and Finance leads across Direct Energy
Lead, in conjunction with key stakeholders, the development of standards for allocations reporting and related items including the development of new value add benchmarks, reporting and planning processes while balancing both efficiency with business needs and available resources.
Lead, in conjunction with key stakeholders, process improvements by liaising with business partners to optimize and enhance the planning, reporting and forecasting capabilities of Direct Energy, and ensuring the accuracy of the same in SAP; ensures consistency with Direct Energy strategic objectives
Lead the production, monitoring and reporting of key performance measures to identify risk and opportunities
Performs ad-hoc analysis as requested including variance analyses.
Act as a key member of the Corporate BPM leadership team providing insight and input to achieve the DE Corp BPM agenda
Provide management oversight mentorship, development and growth opportunities to direct report(s) and broader team

Skills and Qualifications:
Energy industry experience a plus but not a requirement

CFA, CPA or MBA is preferred, accounting designation, 10 years of progressive financial and operational experience

Proficient in SAP BPC/BOBJ/ BI & ECC, MS PowerPoint and Excel

Proficient in financial model building, has experience in developing policy, implementing governance structures & controls

Good team building skills and has a proven track record of leading teams

Strong analytical skills, including ability to structure and prepare analysis to support and lead decision-making with senior management as well as providing qualitative and quantitative analysis of business situations.

Strong interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills and ability to interact with multiple departments and senior management

Ability to prioritize time and work on multiple tasks with ongoing deadlines

Ability to work with different groups and levels across the organization to bring about consensus and build a successful team supporting the business

About this company
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Centrica is centered on integrated energy operations in the UK and North America through four major brands -- British Gas, Centrica Energy,...