REMOTE Financial Analyst (Sr - Principal) - GADS/COGNOS

AEP Service Corporation
Remote friendly

Job Summary

ORGANIZATION: Generation Transformation Office
FOCUS: Generating Availability Data Systems (GADS) and related financial planning and performance

LOCATION: remote preferably within AEP's service territory in these states: OH, WV, VA, KY, TN, IN, MI, OK, TX, LA, AR. Other states and municipalities/locales may be considered based on payroll, tax and benefits.

Based on education, experience and interview, this job opportunity will be filled commensurately at either of these titles:

Financial Analyst Principal (grade 8)
Financial Analyst Sr. (grade 7) = bachelor's degree + four (4) years of experience

INITIAL POSITION / BASE SALARY FUNDING: ($81,777 - $120,089). In addition to base salary, AEP offers a competitive Total Rewards including: discretionary annual incentive, 401k, pension, health insurance, vacation, etc.
Prepare financial forecasts, variance analyses, regulatory filings, and ad hoc analysis of strategic opportunities. Analyze and make recommendations on regulatory and general business strategy. Develop/manage staff.

This position will also support Performance Information requests for Metrics and regulatory, and provides support with GADs, the GADs interface with COGNOS, and any related GADs reporting requirements and requests. The successful candidate in this role may also prepare and coordinate EFOR Forecasting efforts with Plants, Region VPs, and forecasting groups and may also help prepare regulatory Capacity Requests as necessary (PUCT, others).

Job Description

Essential Job Functions:

  • Initiate, formulate and develop assumptions for financial forecasts, in conjunction with operating company/business segment personnel, using corporate financial models including the identification of significant strategic issues and alternative and/or contingency plans.
  • Perform monthly/quarterly variance reporting and analysis of budget vs. actual results and actual vs. prior year results on a consolidated or segment level for the primary purpose of improving future forecasts. This analysis will also aid operating companies in understanding their financial results and assist Financial Reporting in SEC reporting.
  • Identify needed rate relief and make recommendations for the timing and amount. Develop and prepare pro forma rate case data and testimony. Assist witness in testimony preparation. Serve as witness in certain fuel or tracker proceedings, as required.
  • Develop/manage staff where applicable and serve as an example/advisor/mentor to departmental analysts.
  • Prepare and make reports to executive management and Board of Directors as assigned or required.
  • Develop special strategic evaluations of corporate business opportunities including but not limited to evaluating acquisition and divestiture opportunities and make recommendations based upon the results of the evaluations.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement, cost savings and revenue enhancement.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Engineering required.

Work Experience: four to six (4-6) or more years of work experience in the disciplines mentioned in the education requirement.

Other Requirements:

Physical Demand Level: Sedentary


  • This position requires extensive coordination with corporate finance, corporate planning & budgeting, accounting/tax, commercial operations, generation and transmission, regulatory, requiring the incumbent to work across functional boundaries and operating companies.
  • Familiarity with AEP accounting desired.
  • A successful candidate will exhibit the following qualities/skills:
    • Effective Leadership Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • UI Financial Model Programming, PeopleSoft, and Business Objects
    • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and comfortably with all levels of the organization.
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Relationship building
    • Teamwork
    •  Adaptability/Flexibility
    •  Customer Focus
    • Planning/Organizing Skills
    • MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA, PE, CFP or other professional certification preferred.


Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:

Compensation Range:

Candidates will be considered based on their qualifications and the candidate’s ability to work from an approved work location. Although the location is flexible, AEP does not have a presence in all states and localities. The following locations are NOT currently approved for this position: AK, CO, CT, DE, HI, IA, ID, KS, MA, ME, MS, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WY, US Territories or international work locations. AEP will consider qualified candidates who are willing to relocate to an approved work location, at the candidate’s expense, provided the relocation can be completed within a timeframe that meets AEP’s staffing needs. NOTE: All remote work locations require vetting and final approval prior to offer and/or start date. Any work locations listed as preferred or unapproved relate specifically to the requirements for this position and are not necessarily applicable to other posted positions.

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It is hereby reaffirmed that it is the policy of American Electric Power (AEP) to provide Equal Employment Opportunity in all aspects of the employer‐employee relationship including recruiting, hiring, upgrading and  promotion,  conditions  and  privileges  of  employment,  company  sponsored  training  programs, educational assistance,  social and  recreational  programs,  compensation,  benefits,  transfers,  discipline, layoffs and termination of employment to all employees and applicants without discrimination because of  race, color,  religion,  sex, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran or military  status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. When required by law, we must record certain information to be made part of an Affirmative Action Plan. Applicants for employment may also be invited to participate in the Affirmative Action Program by self-identifying their Race or Ethnic Identity.

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