Consumers Energy Financial/Pricing Analyst in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

The Senior Rate Analyst assists with and conducts analyses in support of developing company revenue requirements, energy load profiles, cost of service studies, and rate design and tariffs that promote customer value and establish fair and equitable rates for regulated gas and electric service. The Senior Analyst will be expected to support Company proposals in regulatory proceedings as an expert witness commensurate with experience and job knowledge. The Senior Analyst will assist or perform general and customer-specific rate analyses, conduct research and have the ability to write summaries and expert testimony, and have the ability to organize and lead meetings. The Senior Analyst will have oral and written communication skills that enable effective interaction with customers, internal organizations and senior management.

Responsibilities:

  • Customer Specific Analyses

  • Rate Case Rate Design

  • Testimony Preparation

  • Research

  • Excel Based Modeling

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration or related area. A Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or other related liberal arts degree may be acceptable for positions in the Rate Administration function.

  • 2+ years of experience

These skills may set you apart:

  • SAP reports

  • Excel

Develops and maintains rate models; assesses adequacy of rates and rate structures and makes rate recommendations; Conducts a variety of financial analyses and financial studies, related to rate models and structures; performs cost allocations; develops and maintains financial models; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; conducts financial & statistical research; performs analysis of statistical data; recommends and implements modifications for improvement to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; Collects, compiles, and analyzes information from various sources on a variety of topics, including complex financial, analytical, budget or administrative issues; monitors and evaluates the efficiencies and effectiveness of basic financial operations; Prepares executive level reports, presentations, summaries, and correspondence; creates comprehensive technical records and reports; Prepares staff reports for presentation to the Public Service Commission; Performs cost benefit evaluations of proposed capital and operating budget items; develops capital funding strategies; makes determinations related to the overall benefit of the proposal and alternatives; implements policies and procedures accordingly; Develops long-range financial planning and revenue requirements; conducts various feasibility and cost studies; forecasts the impacts of potential future events; Assists expert witnesses with the planning and coordination of testimony and exhibits; provides responsible, accurate, and thorough technical and administrative project support to expert witnesses; Performs duties in a professional manner and works well with others or in a team setting; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public; Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule is expected to conduct job responsibilities; Observes safe work practices and safety methods; performs other duties as assigned.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.