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Financial Analyst Job Family (multiple positions) in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description


Our department is a dynamic, fast paced environment with responsibility to provide all aspects of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) support for NiSource and their subsidiaries.

FP&A supports NiSource through variance analysis, reporting, and business decision support by partnering with the business to execute and achieve financial and operational targets. FP&A enables execution of strategic direction through the setting of intelligent financial targets that account for shareholder and customer value. FP&A supports effective process and data governance through transparency and accountability of the data the business relies on for decision making. FP&A also supports regulatory filings with forecasted information.


PURPOSE:  Provides value-added financial services to both internal and external customers.  The incumbent may assume responsibility for financial activities, including but not limited to reviewing and interpreting the impact of financial reporting proposals promulgated by governing bodies; preparing analytical studies on historical, forecast, and pro-forma financial data; developing comprehensive financial data reports for both internal and external customers; and providing other needed expertise and reporting to accurately reflect and manage financial matters.


  • Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. (Professional Judgment)
  • Compiles, organizes and formats data, including qualitative analysis required for internal and external reporting.  Identifies and researches reporting issues, provides recommendations, assists with the adoption of new reporting requirements. (Reporting)
  • Recognizes situations where the regulatory framework and rate case outcomes drive our business;  Supports regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing pro-forma calculations, testimony and data requests; Assists with review and analysis of regulatory documents;  Appreciates the application of the regulatory construct to our business. (Regulatory)
  • Understands terminology and developments. Knows when to and can apply technical knowledge to processes, procedures, and tasks. (Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills)
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of financial statements, metrics and measures, and key strategic business initiatives; Understands and utilizes economic and industry data as it relates to job responsibilities.  (Business Acumen)
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the operating plan and role in the F&A organization; Has a general knowledge of other departments' role in the F&A organization; Collaboratively develops solutions between corporate and business units. (Understanding F&A)
  • Demonstrates our commitment to quality by documenting work fully and accurately.     (Documentation of Work Performed)
  • Takes action to identify, analyze and improve existing processes within our organization to maximize opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness and meet new goals and objectives. (Continuous Process Improvement)


FP&A Senior Financial Analyst

50%- Perform Financial Modeling & Analysis

25% Process Governance ¿ Data Integrity /Quality

15% Data Entry, Cleaning, and Mining

5% Continuous Improvement

5% Leadership Communication

FP&A Lead Financial Analyst

30% Communication with Leadership

25% Perform Advanced Financial Modeling & Analysis

25% Day-to-Day Coordination of FP&A Processes

10% Mentorship and Coaching

10% Continuous Improvement


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for FP&A Financial Analyst Job Family

FP&A Senior Financial Analyst

  • Knowledge proficiency of Finance and Accounting principles, including the relationships between segments of the financial statements (e.g. balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow)
  • Build financial models to understand and quantify an impact to the business.
  • Analyze information from a variety of sources to detect trends, associations, cause-effect relationships and other anomalies and make recommendations.
  • Effectively manage time to ensure deadlines are met and quality is achieved.
  • Consistently builds relationships and work collaboratively with different parts of finance as well as other parts of NiSource.

FP&A Lead Financial Analyst

  • Knowledge proficiency of how an energy company generates revenue and the ability to understand and explain how the financial statements flow through and impact customer bills and NiSource Earning Per Share.
  • Develop and leverage relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.
  • Recommend the most effective course of action after evaluating options against decision criteria.
  • Gain others' commitment to take action that will enhance value for business partners and/or customers.
  • Build detailed analytical models, analyze data and make fact based recommendations that support business decisions.
  • Lead processes and/or improvement projects.


All analyst levels

  • Requires 4 year degree in business discipline
  • Requires knowledge of PC applications
  • Prefer CPA
  • Prefer MBA

 Senior Analyst

  • 2-4 years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field
  • Requires multiple functional experience

 Lead Analyst

  • 4 years or more experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field
  • Requires multiple functional experience
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before September 26th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.


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