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Utility Analyst - Accountant

Date Posted:  Jul 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  384262
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

About the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC):
The OUCC’s mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education and creative problem-solving.  For more information about the OUCC, visit the website at www.in.gov/oucc, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IndianaOUCC, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IndianaOUCC.

 

 

Salary:
The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

This position will assist as an OUCC advocate for utility customers in matters before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“IURC”) by applying accounting principles and practices, and performing reviews of financial records and utility operations.

OUCC staff accountants are required for conducting financial analyses and auditing to evaluate the financial condition and performance of regulated utilities and to render expert judgment on utility request for rate changes before the IURC. The selected candidate will plan and perform review of utility books and records, financial statements, and other information such as utility FERC Form 1 filings filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

This position works as a professional analyst for the Division and Agency. Duties are performed with limited to moderate supervision, and require self-motivation, discipline, and initiative. The individual is expected to serve primarily as a skilled technical witness in utility ratemaking, and matters of public policy.

A Day in the Life:

  • Develop skilled, technical opinions through analyses of all relevant utility applications, petitions, testimony, schedules, and exhibits.
  • Gather information through data requests, onsite audits and other research methods as necessary.
  • Summarize large amounts of data and testimony.
  • Draw conclusions from research to build case foundations and contribute to case development.
  • Prepare high-quality, persuasive testimony and exhibits to support OUCC case positions and make recommendations.
  • Serve as case team leader, and a significant contributor responsible for addressing multiple issues.
  • Consistently provide strong, credible, articulate oral testimony under cross-examination at public hearings.
  • Assist other OUCC staff with projects while maintaining regular personal workload.Anticipate problems and develop alternatives in advance.
  • Take appropriate decisive action to achieve agency and division goals and objectives.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary project teams that include attorneys, economists, accountants, engineers, and other specialists.
  • Proactively maintain required level of professional knowledge through timely review of modifications to principles, standards, federal and state laws, and legal decisions.
  • Ability to perform duties in a confidential and professional manner. 
  • Contribute to achievement of overall agency and division goals.
  • Review current utility regulatory practices and theories.
  • Engage in continuous personal and professional development.
  • All other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of two years agency or industrial experience.
  • Master's Degree in Accounting or CPA certification is preferred.
  • Ability to make objective and well-reasoned recommendations.
  • Possess strong written and verbal skills; the ability to work independently and in teams to meet deadlines; and the ability to produce work product in a well-organized manner.
  • Extensive computer skills in Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work on and/or manage multiple cases simultaneously.
  • Able to understand detailed cost of service and rate design studies.
  • Ability to summarize and communicate complex technical issues.
  • Able to work under stressful and occasionally adversarial conditions, such as under cross-examination and short timelines. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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