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Position Title:Electric Business Analyst I/II (Accounting & Finance Focus)
Reference Number:13.093
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Email:humanresources@roseville.ca.us
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY: Electric Business Analyst I: $5,819 - $7,798 MONTHLY (26 PAY PERIODS ANNUALLY)
Electric Business Analyst II: $6,401 - $8,578 MONTHLY (26 PAY PERIODS ANNUALLY)

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm, Monday, February 24, 2014, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. Apply at www.roseville.ca.us

TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview Exam: March 27, 2014

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

THE POSITION
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Electric Business Analyst I/II. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A flex schedule may be available.

DEFINITION
To perform complex professional analytical work in support of a variety of Electric Department projects and programs, in support of internal and external customers; to conduct financial and system data analysis; and to participate in the conduct of special studies in support of department business.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Electric Business Analyst I

• Receives general supervision from assigned supervisor; may receive technical and functional supervision from an Electric Resources Analyst.

Electric Business Analyst II

• Receives direction from assigned supervisor; may receive technical and functional supervision from an Electric Resources Analyst.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual Electric Department financial reports. Work with the City Finance Department to ensure the accuracy of financial reports produced within the Electric Department and of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Electric Department Annual Report. Maintain the Department’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accounting records. Prepare reports for external stakeholders such as Bondholders and Rating Agencies.

• Perform settlements functions including entry of invoice data, development of wire transfer requests, and interacting with the Finance Department to ensure timely bill payment.

• Perform cost of service analyses and rate design; develop and analyze retail rate options and provide support for rate case adjustments.

• Forecast revenues and rate increases and analyze current and projected retail revenues; determine and recommend methods for collecting revenues from customers; prepare related reports for presentation to the Public Utilities Commission and to the City Council.

• Develop, update and run electronic models related to retail revenues, operating costs, indirect costs, and capital improvement projects.

• On an annual basis, research and create models for required long-term forecasting; research proposed development, historical data, state of the economy, vacancy rates, and the weather, customers, demographics, system usage, and customer usage patterns.

• Design, implement, modify, and manage complex databases used to input and extract data and prepare regular and custom reports; design, upgrade, and ensure successful migrations to and from various computer programs; update data and ensure maintenance of accurate data.

• Conduct market assessments, including evaluation of customer base and competitive forces in the market place, demand-side analysis and planning, power supply, risk assessment, and business planning.

• Perform analytical research to validate interval load and generator meter data received from multiple data sources.

• Ensure program compliance with Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations.

• Provide day-to-day support to other divisions regarding rates, budgeting, accounting, and special studies.

• Intervene and/or support intervention during the developing of legislation or regulations consistent with the interests of the City.

• Assist project management from inception to completion; plan, lead, organize, and control project deliverables, schedules, and budgets.

• Participate in the selection and oversight of outside consultants.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Electric Business Analyst I

Knowledge of:

• Quantitative analysis, including technical, statistical and financial analysis.

• Principles and practices of data management, including database and spreadsheet applications.

• Research techniques and documentation.

• Technical report writing procedures and techniques.

Ability to:

• Perform complex professional analytical work in support of a variety of Electric Department projects and programs, especially as related to accounting and financial services.

• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.

• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

• Learn to apply analytical and research methods to a variety of electric utility program areas including utility planning, forecasting, load research, financial planning, electric rate design, utility demand, and demand-side management.

• Learn to manage a project from inception to completion.

• Use complex mathematical, statistical and database models and standard computer applications; analyze large and complex sets of data.

• Present complex and technical information in writing and orally to a wide variety of audiences.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Experience:

• One year of experience performing business case analysis, financial analysis, or econometric analysis.

AND

Training:

• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, accounting, computer science, economics, mathematics or a related field.

License and Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Electric Business Analyst II
In addition to the qualifications for the Electric Business Analyst I


Knowledge of:

• Sophisticated computer applications related to financial analysis, accounting systems, database management, and operational and forecast modeling, preferably as used in the electric utility industry.

• Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.

• Project management methodologies.

• Principles of economics, accounting, financial planning, utility cost of service, and energy industry fundamentals.

Ability to:

• Independently perform complex professional analytical work in support of a variety of Electric Department projects, programs and activities.

• Read and interpret formulas and results from electronic models and spreadsheets and draw logical conclusions.

• Interpret technical and analytical financial data.

• Develop technical and financial models related to cost, rates, and revenues.

• Design, create and modify databases, and analyze large and complex sets of data.

Experience and Training

Experience:

• Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to an Electric Business Analyst I with the City of Roseville.

AND

Training:

• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, accounting, computer science, economics, mathematics or a related field.

License and Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

1.  Please describe your accounting background, including any experience with or knowledge of GASB accounting standards. What is your experience with or knowledge of FERC accounting standards that apply to municipal electric utilities?

2. Describe any experience in settlements, accounts payable or receivable that would be applicable to an electric utility.

3. Describe any experience using databases and SQL (especially for financial or accounting analysis and reporting).

4. The City of Roseville must produce financial reports for the Electric Department that conform to two separate sets of accounting standards (GASB and FERC). What are some of the opportunities, risks, and challenges in developing and managing financial systems, accounting processes, and internal controls in such an environment?

5. Provide an example of a time when you had to present (oral and/or written) a complex topic to an audience who had only a layperson’s level of understanding. What was effective and what was ineffective about your approach? What did you learn from the experience?

SELECTION PROCESS
Applications and responses to supplemental questionnaire will be screened to those most meeting the needs of the department. Those applicants may be invited to an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.


Job Status:Regular / Benefitted, Salary
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