Utility Financial Analyst - Power Systems Engineering - Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted: June 11, 2014
Type: Full Time

Job Details

Company Overview:

PSE is a full service consulting firm for electric utilities, independent power producers and commercial and industrial electric users. Our clients include distribution cooperatives, generation and transmission cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, public utility districts, and industry associations. The professionals at PSE include engineers, economists, and financial analysts. Our team has extensive experience in all facets of the utility industry. We are employee-owned and independent, which gives our clients the confidence that our team is motivated to satisfy their needs and represent their interests.

General Summary:

Power System Engineering, Inc. (PSE) has an immediate opening for a full-time entry-level Utility Financial Analyst located in our Minneapolis, MN area office. This individual will be responsible for providing analysis and consulting services to PSE clients for a wide range of economic and financial engagements.


The following are essential responsibilities of this position and do not include marginal functions that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. The scope and duties of this position may change or be altered based on the business needs of the company. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

  1. Participate in the completion of various financial and utility rate studies in a project team environment.
  2. Manage and document progress on assigned tasks, deadlines and budgets for multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Analyze, interpret, and report on client financial statements and performance.
  4. Prepare cost allocation studies used to assess and design utility rates.
  5. Prepare comparison of rates between a variety of utilities.
  6. Develop forecasts of costs and revenues using trend or regression analysis.
  7. Gather and process substantial amounts of data in Microsoft Excel.
  8. Assist in the preparation of analysis and exhibits as needed to support expert testimony.
  9. Review and audit financial and management policies for PSE clients.

Minimum Requirements:

The following are minimum requirements of this position.

  1. A bachelor’s degree in business or economics strongly preferred.
  2. Possess strong organizational skills needed to participate in multiple project teams simultaneously while completing tasks on time, target, and budget.
  3. Possess the ability and drive to produce excellent work product, learn new concepts, develop skills, and be a strong team player.
  4. Be client oriented.
  5. Possess high business ethics.
  6. Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  7. Basic knowledge of electric utility systems a plus.

Working Conditions:

  1. Normal office conditions.
  2. Occasional travel possible though not “normal.”
  3. Normal business hours.

Working Relationships:

Peers, management.

PSE clients including electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, local governments and various trade/industry associations.

Contact Information

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to moormans@powersystem.org.

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