Senior Financial Analyst #1424
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SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST (JOB ID: 1424)
Position Title: Senior Financial Analyst OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Department/Location: Financial Services/Bismarck, ND
Company: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Position Purpose: Basin Electric’s diverse asset base, rapid load growth, and increasing strategic opportunities require a dynamic, pivotable and responsive Financial Analysis team and Senior Financial Analyst focused on financial modeling, strategic planning, cost/benefit analysis, and project evaluation. The Financial Analysis team and Senior Financial Analyst will be directly involved in many projects needed to achieve Basin Electric’s strategic objectives. Reports to the Manager of Investor Relations and Financial Analytics and is responsible for identifying, strategically analyzing, and conveying to management an in-depth understanding of the risks and rewards critical to the achievement of the Cooperative’s financial goals and strategic initiatives. This position will be required to determine the most appropriate tools needed to develop complex analytical and sensitivity models and effectively communicate the results. The incumbent will assist in the coordination and communication between various internal teams and experts to incorporate assumptions and perspectives into modeling and project analysis. The incumbent will use expertise in financial modeling to support key strategic decisions in a fast-paced environment. The position will be responsible for identifying opportunities to enhance, automate, and scale analysis to fit each individual project. The incumbent will initiate and implement standard qualitative and quantitative analysis based on metrics and methodologies accepted and supported within the financial community. It is the responsibility of the incumbent to author and maintain complex financial models to support ad hoc analysis projects with tight deadlines. The incumbent will lead the annual calculation of the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). As part of the Treasury Division Team, this position will be expected to, as needed, assist other teams within the Division with financial analysis and economic impacts. The incumbent will act as the Finance outreach for departments throughout the Cooperative to perform economic analysis as requested.
Qualifications: To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of accounting, financial and business principles at a level acquired through the completion of a four-year degree in accounting, finance, business, mathematics, quantitative analysis, or business related discipline and eight years of accounting, finance, business, mathematics, quantitative analysis, or business related experience. The incumbent must have the ability to work in a detailed, time critical environment, and must have the ability to manage several priorities at once. The ability to pull teams together to complete a project and strong analytical skills are also required. The incumbent must be proficient with personal computers and Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel demonstrating extensive skills in Excel or other modeling applications with the ability to develop complex spreadsheets/models that are capable of compiling and linking data. This position must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; must have knowledge of debt capital markets; and must have the ability to develop and nurture relationships.
Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands: This position requires frequent sitting and standing/walking; and occasional reaching below and above shoulder level, use of keyboard/computer, bending, kneeling, lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds, and pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds. It also requires finger dexterity and hand coordination. This position requires good hearing and vision, and the ability to speak. It also requires the ability to develop plans, procedures and goals; present information to others; and work under stress to complete projects within deadlines.