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Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams

Financial Analyst Sr
ReqID: 88201
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 develops and/or prepares presentations and management reports serving senior executive management, the Board of Directors and Investor Relations on a monthly and quarterly basis.  The successful candidate will serve as a functional, process and business point of contact for the enterprise-wide planning process and management reporting function.  This position also participates in the development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives for both the enterprise planning and management reporting processes.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Participation in the consolidation of the recurring business forecasts and management reporting, including establishing 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 and recommend resolutions to issues which impact the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and financial statements.
  • Interfaces with and supports Treasury, Corporate Strategic Development, and CFO on internal requests as well as projects that serve outside stakeholders such as rating agencies and investment banks.
  • Maintains close working relationships with the operating area business partners and other key stakeholders to ensure compliance with forecasting and management reporting requirements
  • Identifies and develops common, standardized and enterprise-wide process improvement initiatives.
  • Plays a key role in compiling information and analysis necessary to facilitate Williams’ strategic planning activities including the annual approval of the operating and capital plan.
  • Assists 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 and analysis 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.
  • Ability to comfortably interact and clearly communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization.
  • 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 and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Deadline oriented and demonstrated ability to work under pressure
  • Works independently with minimal supervision or direction while performing a wide spectrum of moderately difficult assignments requiring alternative analysis, innovation and judgment.

 

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Business Acumen: Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
  • Customer Focus: Anticipates internal/external customer needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions guided by policies in non-standard situations, impacts the achievement of customer, functional, operational, project or service objectives
  • Functional Expertise: Has developed depth of expertise in a specialized area within the discipline or breadth of expertise across the discipline
  • Influence: Working through the chain of command, persuades management level internal/external customers, vendors, or regulators to adopt a different point of view
  • Problem Solving: Thinks beyond the status quo to develop solutions to complex problems that improve performance, efficiency and safety
  • Project Management: Manages projects or programs with moderate resource requirements, risk and/or complexity, monitors and controls costs and resources

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Required: 

  • Six (6) or more years of related experience in financial analysis, GAAP accounting, and financial reporting, including consolidations and eliminations.
  • Experience working with senior management and reporting financial analysis and results to others.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge / understanding of master limited partnerships
  • Well-developed 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.


Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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