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Program Financial Analyst

Company: Leidos
Location: Quincy
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a highly motivated candidate to join our team in Peoria, IL as a Program Financial Analyst. -This position will support the Finance and Accounting Department for implementation of a $100M+ per year utility energy efficiency contract. The successful candidate must be able to work independently to meet program Accounting and Finance needs as well as other team objectives, and should possess the capacity to complete several deliverables in coordination with Program Finance Manager. The candidate should be detail-oriented, organized, and capable of analyzing large sets of data. - This position also requires the ability to be flexible in meeting strict deadlines, and working closely with the Program Finance Manager in process improvement and task management encompassing all internal and external aspects of finance. This position will report directly to the Program Finance Manager.
Job Location: Ameren Illinois and Leidos believe it is very important to provide employment opportunity to the utility ratepayers that reside in Illinois. Therefore, there is Strong preference for the successful candidate to be located in the Ameren Illinois service territory https://www.ameren.com/illinois/company/about-ameren/service-territory (roughly the southern two-thirds of Illinois). The Ameren Illinois service territory includes several large to mid-size communities such as Galesburg, Quincy, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Springfield, Charleston-Mattoon, Effingham, Mt. Vernon, Marion, Carbondale, and Metro East (Belleville, O'Fallon, Granite City, Edwardsville, Alton, Collinsville).
Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, travel may be required to the Peoria, IL and/or Collinsville, IL offices on a periodic basis.
Ability to work with large amounts of data and provide high level analysis of revenues, expenses, other overhead costs in coordination with the Program Finance Manager
Create meaningful financial reports and help find discrepancies
Gather and organize financial documentation and records for analysis
Manage vendor invoicing discrepancies from start to finish in coordination with the Program Finance Manager
Must be independent in meeting deadlines and project goals
Understanding of Accrual reporting
Clear and concise communication to the client, Program Finance Manager
Ability to quickly adapt to ad hoc requests and a fast-changing environment
Identifying trends in Financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement
Ability to identify process gaps, and propose solutions to remediate issues
Adapting and utilizing all internal and external finance databases and systems
Able to process large numbers of incentive check batch payments
Control of approvals for internal and external invoices
Tracking of contracts regarding all financial aspects in coordination with Program Finance Manager
Ability to process returned checks and credits
Assistance with management of invoice cycle daily completion
Coordination & supervision of sub-contractor communication in utilized systems
Manage monthly reporting requirements both internally and externally in coordination with the Program Finance Manager
Ad hoc projects as needed from Project Finance Manager
Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of experience in related fields (Finance, operations, accounting). Bachelor's degree in Business/Finance or Accounting strongly -preferred. High school diploma with additional years experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience in Energy Efficiency a plus
Experience in Salesforce a plus
Intermediate to advanced experience in Excel and other analytical tools
Working knowledge of standard Accounting procedures & GAAP
Ability to understand and create P&L, Margin, and other related Financial analysis
Must have skills to develop, maintain and/or modify accounting systems as needed to ensure adequate recognition of financial analysis and transactions
Must possess proven capability and experience working both tandem and serial tasks, with a self-motivated and can do attitude
Strong organizational skills needed to handle multiple tasks/projects
Ability to pivot quickly in situations
Ability to manage high volumes of tasks in a fast-paced, cyclical and demanding work environment
Ability to work as a team player, working towards one combined goal

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Keywords: Leidos, Springfield , Program Financial Analyst, Professions , Quincy, Illinois

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