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Eversource Energy Team Leader in Berlin, Connecticut

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The Team Leader, Finance oversees aspects of the accounting function for Eversource.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for effectively developing and monitoring direct reports (2+ FTE’s). Guides direct reports when challenging situations are encountered and helps them to be successful. Develops capability across team, ensures appropriate training and cross-training, resources and support for the team; provides direction and oversight to other team members.
  • Promotes and encourages a positive, professional, collaborative and efficient work environment in which open communication is encouraged.
  • Provides related financial support and leads various financial projects.
  • Collaborates effectively with several key business areas.
  • Manages critical path schedules to ensure deadlines are met. Sets direction of the work group by developing actionable plans with staff to achieve the established goals, objectives and timelines. Oversees work organization and planning; provides clear communication regarding day-to-day work and/or project assignments; and ensures the efficient use of resources .
  • Ensures projects undertaken are in accordance with overall Finance and Eversource goals and objec­tives.
  • Administers approved Company policies and procedures as they relate to Finance functions.
  • Develops and implements procedures related to Finance activities.
  • Assists with the development of and administration of the department’s operating budget.
  • Develops analysis individually and oversees analysis prepared by others, including the positions’ direct report(s), that will support the filings in an ethical manner. Analysis will include accounting practices and financial principles used in general industry, as well as those unique to utilities. Work products must be able to withstand challenges from opposing parties.
  • Provides financial support and consultation to Business Managers in their assessment of complex strategic initiatives and the financial implications of corporate and budgeting decisions on company profitability.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Strong knowledge of finance, utility accounting and regulation
  • Experience in regulatory financial concepts such as revenue requirements and rate making theory is desirable.
  • Financial modeling experience is desirable
  • Possess the aptitude to draw sound business conclusions, act decisively and drive business results.
  • Ability to effectively direct multiple and competing priorities
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic mindset; ability to see the big picture and provide effective direction
  • Focus on innovation; continually and consistently challenge the status quo.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience :

  • Five plus years of related experience required

Licenses & Certifications:

  • CPA or industry specific designation(s) preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Mental Aspects :

  • Nature of work is project driven.
  • Will involve high dollar, volume and complex calculations.

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Communicate priorities and goals (company, department, team)
  • Show how employee’s work fits in
  • Provide business updates, news
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Role model honesty/integrity in communication and action
  • Balance “getting results” with concern for individual needs
  • Have honest dialogue with employees; get to know them

Manage and Develop People

  • Set realistic performance objectives and expectations
  • Give ongoing, honest feedback; coach for success
  • Recognize good performance
  • Remove obstacles to day-to-day performance
  • Provide tools, information, training

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Encourage cooperation/remove obstacles between work groups/departments
  • Encourage collaboration/peers helping peers

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Ask for employee input on work process/practice improvements and before implementing change that will affect them
  • Encourage ideas

Lead Change

  • Deliver effective, positive communications about change to your team
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to successfully implement changes in priorities and work processes
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances

Focus on the Customer

  • Ensure that everyone on the team understands our customer promise and provides superior customer service
  • Be a role model for the team on delivering superior customer service

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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