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Financial Services Business Partner

Company: Omaha Public Power District
Location: Omaha
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

The Financial Services Business Partner is a key adviser to the Vice President and other Management team members within an assigned Business Unit, with direct reporting to the Financial Services Business Unit. The role is designed to be a thought partner to the assigned Business Unit Vice President; a process adviser and facilitator for the integrated financial planning process; for financial performance reporting, and for day-to-day financial processes. The Financial Services Business Partner will combine strong leadership and problem solving with a deep understanding of the business in order to guide the financial planning, financial analysis, budgeting and overall financial predictability for the Business Unit.
Support Business Unit operational planning efforts and the creation of accurate resource need projections.

  • Partner with the Business Unit Vice President on the cascading of Business Unit financial targets to Departmental targets.
  • Lead/facilitate the preparation of the Business Unit budget while adhering to OPPD's integrated financial planning process, especially for the annual Resource Optimization Sessions.
  • Support management and their direct reports in the communication of their business environments including operational attributes, budgets and cost driver analysis.
  • Lead financial performance reporting and analysis and collaborate with the Business Unit Vice President to prepare for monthly operating and financial review meetings.
  • Support management in their compilation of financial 'recovery plans' when appropriate.
    Provide tailored analysis using OPPD-wide assumptions to support Business Unit operations.
    Act as a conduit to centrally shared process and content expertise and serve as a financial coach to Directors and Managers.
    • Constructively challenge and validate assumptions and explanations during Business Unit meetings with Directors and Managers.
    • Drive implementation of Financial Services Business Unit processes and initiatives.
    • Monitor operational and financial performance and perform regular benchmarking internally and against peers.
    • Assist the Business Unit Vice President in the elaboration of Business Unit initiatives that align with corporate strategic directives and objectives.
      Support the implementation of cost control initiatives.
      • Identify variances, define remediation plans and support accountability.
      • Proactively involve risk management and procurement as needed to support Business Unit operations.
        You can expect to dig into a rewarding career with one of the most reputable employers in the state of Nebraska. We care about our employees' well-being; not only are we committed to providing a fair salary, but will also load you up with one of the most competitive benefits packages in the region. Last but not least, you'll be coming to work for a company where our mission, vision, and values are more than just a piece of paper. Because of our unique position, we get to live them out every day and leave every night knowing the work we put in is worth doing.
        Required Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and equivalent work experience (minimum 7 years in an accounting, finance, or budgeting role).
        • Demonstrated interpersonal and facilitation skills with ability to consult with and advise all levels of management
        • Minimum five (5) years analytical, problem-solving and decision-making work in similar role or function.
        • Ability to work autonomously
        • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to a diverse set of leadership.
        • Ability to work at the operational level and apply forward thinking.
        • Ability to drive results through taking initiative.
        • Ability to build, maintain and grow collaborative working relationships.
        • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience using computers and business applications (i.e. Microsoft office or similar software).
          Desired Qualifications:
          • Master's Degree (preferred in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field).
          • 7 to 8 years of relevant experience including financial performance reporting and modeling (e.g., Hyperion etc).
          • Experience working with financial systems.
          • Experience with the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon broad organization goals and objectives.
          • Experience with interpreting strategic implications and translating into operational financial planning.
          • Experience in electric utility industry.
          • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA or other recognized accounting or financial certification).

Keywords: Omaha Public Power District, Omaha , Financial Services Business Partner, Accounting, Auditing , Omaha, Nebraska

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