Utility Analyst - Utility Consumer Counselor
Office of Utility Consumer Counselor - Indianapolis, IN

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Company Description:
Utility customers in Indiana and throughout the nation face new challenges both now and well into the future. These challenges include todays uncertain economy as well as the spectrum of potentially dramatic changes in federal environmental legislation that may affect the prices consumers pay for utility services. Despite these challenges, all Indiana consumers have the right to expect safe, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible. From heating and cooling your home or workplace to paying fair rates for water and ensuring the overall delivery of dependable utility services, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is your consumer advocate.

Job Description:
Hire Salary: $52,102/yr

This position serves as a Utility Analyst for the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, within their Natural Gas division. This position serves as an auditor for a variety of regulatory accounting and auditing issues.
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Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will be responsible for applying advanced accounting and auditing principles, theories, standards and techniques in order to plan, oversee and perform audits of the books and records of utilities. These primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Design and perform necessary audit procedures on regulated public utilities including evaluating accounting and administrative controls, preparing and performing audit tests to document financial statements as well as analyzing and interpreting audit test results;
Investigating energy utility issues and proposals, including the rates and charges of utilities, the promotion of improved energy efficiency, improved utility planning and procurement, and the costs, risks and benefits of alternative regulatory approaches.
Act as a skilled technical witness in matters before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on behalf of the OUCC. Reports directly to the Division Director.
Research federal laws, state statutes, case law, regulations, local ordinances and authoritative standards in preparation of audits;
Maintain required level of professional knowledge through timely review of modifications to principles, standards, federal laws, state statutes and legal decisions;
Work with multi-disciplinary project teams that may include attorneys, economists, other accountants, engineers, and other specialists;
Perform duties in a confidential, professional manner;
Other duties as assigned

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Preferred Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, with strong course work in accounting and auditing. Candidates must have a minimum of two years experience working in the utility sector and demonstrate an understanding of the major operational, economic, and financial aspects present within today’s utility industry; CPA preferred; secondary degree in engineering or hard science desired
Demonstrated ability to summarize and communicate complex technical issues orally and in writing;
Demonstrated ability to constructively identify and solve problems;
Ability to extend principles, theories, concepts and methods as observations of unique circumstances or new developments dictate;
Ability to research logical conclusions and prepare clear reports;
Ability to maintain confidentiality

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The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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