PPL Corporation Manager - Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis in Allentown, Pennsylvania



Manager - Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development of PPL’s 5 year corporate financial forecast, quarterly reforecasts and monthly updates.

  2. Supervise the development of sensitivities around the 5 year financial forecast.

  3. Manage the modeling team within Financial Planning & Analysis and cross train other members of the finance department to assist with meeting tight deadlines. Provide support to business line finance teams as needed.

  4. Modify the UI model software for changes in accounting rules, business structure and strategic initiatives (mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financing options) as needed.

  5. Design / create financial models covering a broad range of topics and analyses at the request of senior management.

  6. Support presentations for CLC, the Board of Directors and senior management.

  7. Prepare information in support of the company's credit ratings presentations and analyses, and respond to requests from the Rating Agencies (S&P, Moody’s) as needed.

  8. Participate in due diligence efforts that support business acquisitions, divestitures, rate cases, or capital market activities.

  9. Maintain relationships with Utilities International so that issues can be resolved in a timely manner.

  10. In-person supervision of employees to ensure compliance with FLSA wage and hour issues as well as to monitor compliance with safety rules.

  11. Physical presence in the office/on-site to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

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Position Summary:

The Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for supporting the objectives of the Finance department by

leading a team of analysts responsible for modeling PPL's 5 year business plan as well as the impact of potential strategic

initiatives in a timely manner with the highest degree of accuracy possible. This includes overseeing the collection of data

from PPL's business lines as well as updating / maintaining corporate assumptions and verifying results are consistent with

expectations. The results generated by the financial models are used by senior management to make critical business

decisions and communicate with investors and creditors.This position requires the construction of accurate models in a timely

manner. As such, the incumbent is expected to be knowledgeable of PPL's diverse business lines and will partner with the

financial management of all PPL business lines as well as other service groups and subject matter experts to verify

assumptions and obtain a detailed understanding of key inputs to ensure they are modeled appropriately. Building

relationships that foster mutual trust and the free flow of financial / operational information is important. Further, the

incumbent is expected to develop and nurture a depth and breadth of capabilities within the department so that no single point

of failure/departure can jeopardize the completion of important assignments. Excellent personnel management,

communication and time management skills are essential in addition to a strong background in finance / accounting theory

and practiceMost of the models are developed using software developed by Utilities International (UI). However, being able to

effectively create and analyze scenarios in MS Excel is also critical. As such, candidates should have a strong base in Excel.

Candidates should also have a willingness to continually enhance their understanding of the capabilities within the UI software


Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:

Senior Manager

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Finance and/or Accounting.

2.7-10 years of experience in various finance related functions.

  1. Strong knowledge of electric industry.

  2. Excellent personnel management / communication / time management / computer skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MBA / professional certification.

  2. 12 years of experience in various finance related functions.

  3. Knowledge of the Utilities International software platform.

  4. Knowledge of PPL financial systems including the general ledger.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation (https://twitter.com/PPLCorporation)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation)Follow PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric (https://twitter.com/PPLElectric)Facebook (www.facebook.com/PPLElectric)