LG&E and KU Energy Budget Analyst III or Sr in Louisville, Kentucky

Title Budget Analyst III or Sr

Requisition ID 4490BR

Address 820 West Broadway

City Louisville

State Kentucky

Company Paid Relocation - External Not Provided

Job Function Finance & Accounting

Position Purpose This position is responsible for performing budgeting, forecasting and management reporting duties, performance of a wide variety of difficult budgetary studies and analyses, rate case support and for recommending changes in budgetary methods and procedures. Provides direction and guidance to other budgeting personnel and business line leaders, while also serving as a liaison to management.

Required Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in finance, business or accounting with advanced degree or CPA preferred or an alternate combination of education and experience that results in equivalent job knowledge. Three to seven years of experience in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing budgets and budgetary performance or equivalent accounting experience.

Preferred Qualifications Preference for detailed numerical work and demonstrated ability in the use of spreadsheet, word processing and financial software programs. Knowledgeable of generally accepted accounting standards and procedures. Above-average interpersonal skills for providing explanation or interpretation of budget policy, practices, programs, and performance.

Job Description Plans and coordinates the development of the annual operating plan for the respective business line division.

Assumes full responsibility for all development and/or coordination necessary to provide correct and timely response to operating plan and budget requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, financial target dissemination among functions/departments, full utilization of labor resources, and identification of support function labor requirements.

Responsible for assigned or business initiated aspects of the planning and budgeting function, including business case support/development and justification of requested capital projects (Investment Proposals, CEMs, AIPs).

Initiates analysis of cost data, locates sources of major variances and requests explanation from appropriate functions/departments.

Leads efforts in development of financial recovery plans if budget deviations dictate action and ensures proper communication to department, function and financial staff.

Analyzes information on actual vs. budget performance, expense reports, and other factors of the department or division and performs budgetary, financial, and statistical analyses.

Performs various budgetary calculations and analyses and prepares varied and difficult financial reports. Compiles various explanations.

Assists with the development of departmental and line of business goals, objectives, and operating budgets. Provides instruction to office staff for data entry and review. Performs monthly general ledger journal entries.

Responsible for various aspects of rate case support.

Performs day-to day accounting and budgeting functions, including project/work order maintenance, project/task setup, journal entries, expense coding error corrections, preparation of reports, coordination of AIPs in Powerplan, etc.

Reviews all assigned tasks to assure optimum safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness on a regular basis.

Performs varied and complex budgetary and/or financial calculations and estimations for management, other departments, auditors, and governmental agencies.

Tracks project spending.

Uploads annual budget data into Powerplan and makes modifications each month throughout the year to the forecast.

Utilizes the computer systems to input, retrieve, and display budget information. Demonstrates ability to use standard reports where applicable or, if necessary, possess sufficient financial system skills to create specific ad-hoc reports. Suggests system improvements.

Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the Classification of Accounts. Provides instruction to department and functional staff on its use.

Uphold good interpersonal skills for continuous interaction with all levels of management and administrative staff.

All other duties and projects as assigned.

Work Conditions Normal office environment.

Physical Effort Primarily sitting with optional standing or walking.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

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