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Financial Analyst


Columbus, NE, US, 68602

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst located at the Columbus General Office in Columbus, NE.

Position closes January 21, 2020.


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Position Summary

The incumbent is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and developing recommendations on financial and management cost information for the business unit/facility supported.  This will include development of short and long range financial plans and budgets for Operations & Maintenance (“O&M”), Adminstrative & General (“A&G”),  and Capital along with monitoring progress and explaining variances from those plans.  The incumbent utilizes financial reporting and performance management tools necessary to enable the business unit to plan, measure and evaluate their financial performance.  This position performs, supports or coordinates financial performance benchmarking for the business units. The position also provides direct support for financial requirements within certain contracts with external entities including issuance of invoices as necessary. Create and maintain financial master data for NPPD’s enterprise accounting and costing software.

Education, Training and Experience

Financial Analyst: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, computer science or related field (i.e. math, statistics); (OR) Associates Degree in accounting or business administration and four years experience; (OR) High School/GED and 10 years experience in a related field.



Experience in financial reporting systems and analyzing financial information. Job duties involving application of technical accounting principles, utility costing, FERC reporting and benchmarking work responsibilities are desirable.


Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Establish and maintain an integrated financial plan (O&M, A&G, and Capital) to support the financial objectives of the business unit/facility.  This requirement  includes current year budget and active planning and six year rate outlook plan.


Accountable for achieving Financial and Controlling performance goals for the business unit. Prepare, for management, standard, business unit specific, and ad hoc financial reports and analysis. Provide guidance and support for the maintenance of activity prices for labor and vehicles, service entry sheets, parked invoices and commitments.


Monitor and analyze variations between actual versus planned costs for operating, administrative and capital results.  Assess the overall impact of these variances to current period results and year end projections. Monitor and correct monthly entries to accurately reflect financial data which s includes accrual journals, pcard and invoicing corrections.


Advise and provide guidance to business unit personnel on O&M versus capital designations for projects.  Assist in the categorization, planning, cost performance tracking and monitoring of expenditures and provide periodic financial status on business unit projects. Create and maintain SAP master data objects for both capital and O&M.


Establish and maintain business unit performance indicators as appropriate. Support or coordinate cost and financial benchmarking for external surveys and comparisons.  Provide interpretation of benchmarking results and communicate to management.


Monitor craft labor contracts and assist in identifying and resolving differences between incurred and billed charges. Establish and monitor contractor cost center labor rates in SAP.  Compile and report information relative to periodic work situations such as power plant outages or storm damage repair on frequencies ranging from daily to monthly to life to date. Compile and issue certain invoices to external entities( i.e. craft labor entities) and investigate and resolve any discrepancies.

Delivery of business training to business unit personnel. The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for developing and maintaining the training material.


Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: 

Financial Analyst: Pay Grade 12: $5,777.00 to 7,297.00


Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln