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Senior Budget Analyst Job

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: MN - Minneapolis, US, 55401

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

Direct and coordinate the development, tracking, reporting and analysis of financial information including managerial reporting, financial reporting, budget creation and income statement analysis. Perform account reconciliations as assigned. Provide proactive, clear and actionable recommendations and alternatives to Management. Document key processes and internal control points for reporting to management. 



Essential Responsibilities

Provide monthly explanations along with thorough and accurate analysis to senior management regarding the nature and cause of financial deviations from budget, prior year and forecast. Provide projections of the impact of deviations on the financial outlook for the remainder of the year.


Coordinate the budget create process and the forecast process in the areas assigned. Provide in depth customer support and analysis to comply with Corporate guidelines.


Reconciles accounts as assigned.


Document key processes of areas assigned to ensure consistency and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Provide proactive process improvement recommendations and assist in implementing the accepted solutions.


Provide direction and instruction in training employees regarding financial issues, use of budgeting and forecasting tools and the budgeting and forecasting process. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience involving complex research and analysis.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in use of Corporate Financial systems, and corporate and FERC accounting practices.
  • CPA, CMA or CFA desired.



  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business area; including peers, middle management and senior management.
  • Data base experience or experience with other data rich systems
  • A self-starter, the ability to ask the questions why and what is next. 





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 29600:Shared Services Finance || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 15727

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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