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Financial Analyst at NRG Energy

Financial Analyst

NRG Energy Houston, TX Full-Time

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at [ Link removed ] . Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary: 

This role will be responsible for preparing financial and business-related analyses in support of the Retail Business. Will prepare forecasts, analyze business performance, review data and prepare monthly reports and metrics. Will conduct financial and business-related studies and cooperate with other departments in the preparation of analyses.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and analyze complex project and financial forecast models
  • Work closely with the Business Segment teams to determine appropriate modeling assumptions and structuring
  • Responsible for ensuring that all assumptions and modeling are reasonable and accurate
  • Prepare monthly variance analyses
  • Assist in the development of standardized reporting of key performance indicators that will be reported in monthly scorecards 
  • Interacts with other departments, as well as external and internal auditors to research and resolve items on a timely basis
  • Research technical issues as needed related to primary job responsibilities
  • Participate in special projects as assigned by management
  • Monitor effectiveness of business processes, conduct analysis, and coordinate implementation for system and process improvements
  • Perform all aspects of work with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 1-2 days a week in the office
  • Open office environment
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise
  • Travel (less than 10%)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or economics from an accredited college/university or four (4) years of direct financial analyst experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 -3 years of experience in operations within the energy industry or in a shared services model
  • Proficient in the operation of computers and windows-based software and knowledge of Excel

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Works independently using initiative and self-motivation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excels in quickly conceptualizing and assimilating data to make decisions and take appropriate action
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and take an active role in establishing plans, coordinating activities, and assuring successful completion of objectives
  • Proficient in communicating to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form
  • Comfortably handles risk and uncertainty



NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at [ Link removed ] )

Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources


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