Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Job Family: Information Technology
Discipline: Business Support (IT)
Career Level: Specialist I
Department: Office of the CIO
FLSA Status: Exempt
The IT Finance function within the Office of the CIO develops, analyzes, governs and reports on a complex and dynamic capital and expense budget. The Business Support (IT) Specialist provides extensive subject matter expertise and individual accountability to support and grow the maturity of the IT Finance function for the Organization. This position is heavily involved in the development of annual budget and forecasting process and serves as key liaison between the Corporate FP&A group and the technical functions within the IT Organization. The incumbent will be instrumental in the operations of our IT Finance organization and should be experienced and comfortable challenging the assumptions of peers and superiors as well as operating in an independent manner in a fast moving and fluid environment with shifting priorities.
- Collaborate with Corporate FP&A and the IT Business Leadership to develop financial models and analysis to support the five year business plan and prepare rolling forecasts
- Build and prepare monthly financial reporting packages that include analysis of actual versus budget and forecast results, key trends or drivers and explanations of the impacts to plan and/or forecast
- Partner with Accounting for the timely and accurate month end close and reconciliation processes through journal entry review/recommendations and month over month trend analysis
- Support the implementation of an ITFM tool such to grow and mature the IT Finance function in terms of planning, show back and total cost of ownership analysis
- Support the Company’s efforts to gather, analyze and report benchmarking data to peer utilities
- Support the development, documentation, automation and continuous improvement of Office of the CIO business process standards, procedures, guidelines and policies.
- Serve as a Subject Matter Expert and mentor for specific IT business support processes and personnel
- Perform ad-hoc analysis and support special projects and initiatives as needed
May coordinate the work flow of a given team and may support the review of work and training of other employees.
Roles at this level require industry specific experience. Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. With 5-7 years of relevant experience. Certifications are often required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent analytical ability in analyzing actual versus budget variances and performance analysis
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
- Experience working in an FP&A or IT Finance role required
- Experience implementing or utilizing an ITFM Tool
- Ability to operate independently and prioritize demand in a fast-paced environment with regularly changing priorities
- Advanced Excel sills (Pivot Tables, Lookups, Indexing, Data Validation) required
Primary Focus is on daily deliverables, outputs and reporting. Typically accountable for managing one’s own time and work flow. Responsibilities are generally tactical in nature and work is typically complex in nature requiring the incumbent to draw on previous knowledge to perform role. Has well established capabilities, acts as a resource to less experienced staff on routine issues.
Problems and issues faced are vague. Draws on significant past experience to perform role. Proficient in the body of knowledge of given discipline or specialty area. Accountable for direct level of reasoning and decision making.
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Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.