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Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams

Financial Analyst III
ReqID: 88841
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
Operating Area/Functional Area: Finance & Accounting

 

Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States.  At Williams, we’re focused on being great. If you are a high-performer and are committed to contributing to something much bigger than yourself, you are going to love working here. We’re well positioned to help meet the growing demand for natural gas as a cleaner-burning domestic energy source.


Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams: https://williams.wistia.com/medias/zsgtf87fb1

 

The position reports to the Manager of Enterprise Planning & Analysis and serves as a key team member in a small group responsible for the execution of Williams’ consolidated enterprise planning, forecasting, and management reporting process, including analysis and reporting of actual and forecasted financial results for consolidated Williams and Williams Partners.  This position will contribute to and support the preparation of presentations and management reports serving senior executive management, the Board of Directors and Investor Relations on a monthly and quarterly basis.  This position will also assist in the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives for both the enterprise and management reporting processes.   

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:                                                

  • Supports the consolidation of the recurring business forecasts and management reporting, including contributing to common calendars, templates, standards, policies, processes and systems.
  • Produce monthly reports to compare actual, forecasted and budgeted results for the consolidated enterprise.
  • Coordinate with others to analyze and explain monthly and quarterly financial results, including assistance with quarterly and annual SEC filings.
  • Reconcile historical and forecast data within Essbase cubes to other reporting systems and resolve differences as needed.
  • Coordinate with other departments to include a variety of key performance indicators in a monthly management report.
  • Identify issues which impact the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and financial statements.
  • Supports implementation of common, standardized, and enterprise wide process improvement initiatives.
  • Assists in compiling information and analysis necessary to facilitate Williams’ strategic planning activities including the annual approval of the operating and capital plan.
  • May assist in the preparation of presentations and other data necessary to support the public disclosures made by Williams Investor Relations group and Williams’ Treasury group’s interaction with the rating agencies
  • Assists in the preparation of the information necessary to administer Williams’ Annual Incentive Program (AIP)
  • Prepares reports, forecasts, and other ad hoc analyses as requested by senior management

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, financial analysis and financial reporting skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to translate large amounts of detailed data into meaningful information for management.
  • Self-motivated and hard-working, with a drive for results.
  • Ability to work with a variety of departments and skill levels to obtain information for analysis and reporting.
  • Strong task management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of the midstream gas gathering & processing business and regulated interstate gas pipeline transportation, as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay careful attention to detail
  • Experienced working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Deadline oriented
  • Works independently under supervision and direction while performing a wide spectrum of assignments requiring alternative analysis, innovation and judgment.

 

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Business Acumen: Applies best practices and knowledge of internal/external business challenges to improve products, processes or services
  • Customer Focus: Interprets internal/external customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies responses to non-standard requests
  • Decision Making: Makes a range of decisions within guidelines and policies; impacts standard and non-standard functional, operational, process, project or service activities
  • Functional Expertise: Has developed conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline
  • Influence: Explains difficult issues and works to build consensus with internal/external peers in customer, vendor or regulatory organizations
  • Problem Solving: Solves complex problems, takes a new perspective on existing solutions to improve performance, efficiency and safety
  • Project Management: Accountable for small projects or programs with minimal tasks and resource requirements

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

  • Four (4) or more years of related experience in financial analysis, GAAP accounting, and financial reporting, including consolidations and eliminations.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications with emphasis in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong teamwork skills

Preferred:

  • Experience with Hyperion tools including Enterprise Performance Management, Essbase and Smartview.
  • Experience with the midstream gas gathering and processing and/or regulated interstate gas pipeline transportation industries.
  • Experience working with senior management and reporting financial analysis and results to others.
  • Knowledge / understanding of master limited partnerships
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Excel financial modeling skills

 

EDUCATION:
Required:             Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field of study

Preferred:             Advanced degree or CPA

 

 

 

 

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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