Financial Analyst (Hybrid) at Direct Energy

| Houston, TX
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Job Summary:

This role will be responsible for preparing financial and business-related analyses in support of the Retail Business. Will prepare forecasts, analyze business performance, review data and prepare monthly reports and metrics. Will conduct financial and business-related studies and cooperate with other departments in the preparation of analyses.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain complex project and asset financial models that forecast detailed profit and loss, cash flows, and balance sheets.
  • Work closely with the Business Segment teams to determine appropriate modeling assumptions and structuring
  • Responsible for ensuring that all assumptions and modeling are reasonable and accurate.
  • Perform analysis to determine present & future financial performance, returns and cash impacts.
  • Gather, analyze, prepare, and summarize recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, future requirements, operating forecasts, etc.
  • Prepares monthly variance analyses
  • Assists in the development of standardized reporting of key performance indicators that will be reported in monthly scorecards
  • Interacts with other departments, as well as, external and internal auditors to research and resolve items on a timely basis
  • Researches technical issues as needed related to primary job responsibilities
  • Participates in special projects as assigned by management
  • Monitors effectiveness of business processes, conducts analysis, makes recommendations, and coordinates implementation for system and process improvements resulting in timely and correct completion of issues
  • Performs all aspects of work with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 1-2 days a week in the office
  • Open office environment
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Travel (less than 10%)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting or economics from an accredited college/university or four (4) years of direct financial analyst experience
  • Proficient in the operation of computers and windows-based software and knowledge of Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience in operations within the energy industry or in a shared services model

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Works independently using initiative and self-motivation. Must be a self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excels in quickly conceptualizing and assimilating data to make decisions and take appropriate action
  • Good written skills to document processes, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment. Able to take a leadership role in a team to establish plans, coordinate activities, and assure successful completion of objectives
  • Proficient in communicating to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form
  • Comfortably handles risk and uncertainty


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston
More Information on Direct Energy
Direct Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Direct Energy was founded in 2022. It has 2900 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Remote Work Program, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Days. To see all 40 open jobs at Direct Energy, click here.
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