Financial Analyst II

| Princeton, NJ, USA
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NRG is seeking a Financial Analyst to help support the Legal Department. This candidate is expected to become the segment expert within the department, taking full ownership of the department's financial budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting duties while staying closely coordinated with the Director of Legal Operations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Drive the annual budgeting process while working with the General Counsel in preparation and presentation of the Outside Counsel Legal spend and the corporate functions in the Legal Department
  • Monthly review and variance analysis of the Outside Counsel Actuals vs. Budget across the entire company
  • Monthly review and variance analysis of the G&A Actuals vs. Budget for the functions that make up the Legal Department
  • Accurate and timely submittal of the quarterly accrual reports to Corporate Accounting
  • Monthly meetings with the General Counsel on the department's financial results and ensure he understands the drivers and opportunities for the department
  • Preparation and input of quarterly forecast numbers and annual budget numbers into our financial planning system
  • Responsible for the monthly reporting and analysis of personnel costs within the Legal Department including tracking open positions
  • Prepare, analyze and provide recommendations on a monthly synergy report to make sure we are hitting our targets
  • Serve as the legal financial reporting liaison between the legal department and the various corporate functions (Accounting, FP&A, Talent) while continually seeking opportunities to improve processes
  • Become a high-end user of our outside counsel billing system to run spend reports and make rate decisions for the law firms we work with in adherence with our rate guidelines
  • Assist attorneys responsible for oversight of legal matters to ensure outside counsel spend remains within budget
  • Provide the correct accounting codes to our internal stakeholders on new outside counsel matters as well as Legal Department G&A expenses
  • Prepare, analyze and provide recommendations on ad hoc reports that are requested by the General Counsel and others at the company
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting or economics from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years of finance experience in operations or FP&A within the energy industry or in a shared services model.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of finance experience in operations or FP&A within the energy industry or in a shared services model
  • Highly proficient in the operation of computers and windows-based software and advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Proficient in Power BI, FPR and Legal Tracker is a plus

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's)

  • Forward thinker and self-starter who can follow directions but will also go the extra step
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • High level of motivation and aptitude for problem solving with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as this position requires significant interface with outside stakeholders and the senior management team
  • Demonstrated ability to present budget/forecast analyses and support annual budget presentations to the CEO
  • Ability to use, retrieve and analyze data from multiple applications (SAP, FPR, Legal Tracker, etc.)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines within a fast-paced environment
  • 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

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 3 days a week in the office
  • Open office environment
  • Some overtime required especially around budget time
  • Limited travel if any

Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
  • Generous Flexible FTO plan, where you take the time you need; also includes 11 company holidays, and 1 floating holiday
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands

If you reside in or intend to work remotely from California, Colorado, New York or Washington State, you may contact [email protected] for compensation information related to this position and other information as required by applicable law. Please include the job title in your request.



** No Outside Recruiters or Agencies **

You must reside in the United States to be eligible for this position.

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

Official description on file with Talent.

More Information on NRG Energy
NRG Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX and Princeton, NJ. NRG Energy was founded in 1989. It has 5093 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 30 open jobs at NRG Energy, click here.
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