Financial Analyst

Veolia Boston, MA
Veolia is a leader in efficiently managing the world's resources, offering a complete range of services and solutions across energy, water, and waste. The Municipal & Commercial ("M&C") business of Veolia North America, totaling over $1.0 billion in annual revenues, consists of the company's activities in the following areas:

Municipal Water: Treating water and wastewater for municipalities and cities

Energy: Providing steam, chilled water, hot water, and electricity from district energy networks, combined heat and power facilities, and renewable energy (biomass, landfill gas-to-energy) projects, and energy advisory / consulting services through its SourceOne and Enovity subsidiaries.

With the Manager of FP&A, the FP&A Analyst will coordinate the budgeting, forecasting, and long-range planning processes for the Municipal & Commercial business, consisting of approximately 40 separate energy entities and over 150 municipal water contracts located throughout the United States and Canada. The FP&A Analyst will also support the business with financial reporting to senior management, financial modeling, and risk review for new business opportunities and other business improvement initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities / Job Duties

* Coordinate the annual budget, semi-annual forecast, and annual long-range planning processes by issuing guidance, assumptions, and instructions to business units, consolidating financial plans, and preparing Powerpoint presentations to senior management

* Conduct plan-over-plan variance analysis, analyzing the impacts of commodity prices, volumes, growth, fixed costs, and non-cash impacts (depreciation, provisions, asset retirements) on overall business projections

* Provide expert support to business units for the company's cloud-based FP&A module (Tidemark)

* Perform user-acceptance testing and communicate needs for Tidemark to the Business Intelligence team

* Confirm accuracy of financial plans by analyzing budget models and inputs within the company's accounting structure (SAP ERP System)

* Prepare reports on key performance indicators (Revenue, EBITDA, EBIT, and Capital Expenditures) for business units and senior management

* Analyze capital expenditures proposals, review project approval requests for budget assumptions and delegations of authority, and provide detailed monthly capital expenditure reporting by project

* Design spreadsheets for quarterly reporting on efficiency gains and savings from key projects

* Support businesses with the preparation of discounted cash flow models under multiple scenarios to analyze the economics of organic growth opportunities, including IRR, ROCE, and simple and discounted payback on capital investments

* Participate in business development risk review meetings, providing input from Finance on investment metrics, risks, structuring, and compliance with company risk policy

* 2-3 years professional experience

* Strong background in economics, corporate finance, and accounting

* Superior communication skills

* Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint

* Exceptional analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail

* Intellectually curious and pro-active, committed to digging deep into data and asking questions

* Committed team player with strong interpersonal skills

* High level of integrity, ethics, and leadership capability

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