American Electric Power Dir Business Opers Suppt in Corpus Christi, Texas



Dir Business Opers Suppt

Job Description:

Responsible for review, reporting, and analysis of operating company financial results, and coordination of short- and long-term financial plans, including facilitation of prioritization of operation and maintenance and capital expenditures consistent with AEP strategy. Coordinates the interfaces with other AEP organizations impacting operating company results. Directly supports regulatory activities. Economic analysis of alternative solutions to business opportunities. Responsible for reviewing organizational activities to optimize effectiveness and efficiency and make recommendations for improved performance. Responsible for the oversight of the preparation of operating company direct budgets and variance reporting Responsible for operating company ongoing financial review and analysis and reporting of results relative to financial targets, including net income, return on equity, operation and maintenance expenses, capital expenditures, bond rating metrics, etc. Coordinate operating company interfaces with Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Commercial Operations, Shared Services, Accounting and other groups, including operating company resource allocation of capital and operation and maintenance resources consistent with the Operating Company and AEP's strategies. Directly interface with AEP financial organizations including Corporate Planning & Budgeting, Accounting, and Treasury. Completion of operating company direct budgets and actual versus budget reporting, including coordination with AEP Utilities organization. Support regulatory activities, including expert testimony, and financial review and analysis of case filing and business decisions. Review and approve affiliated company services and billings. Coordinate and review AEPSC shared service agreements and budgets. Review, analyze, and coordinate annual operating company budget and long-range financial forecast; coordinate review of related alternative forecasts, and prepare and report analysis of variances. Coordinate mid-year corrections to spending plans based on operating company and AEP financial and operating performance to date. Monitor financial information including forecasts, income statements, balance sheets, cash flows, bond rating metrics, and provide insight to operating company personnel. Coordinate preparation of annual incentive compensation plan, and ongoing reporting of results. Coordinate with the appropriate field personnel and corporate accounting to ensure proper accounting classification of charges. Ensure operating company adherence to AEP policies and procedures related to financial activities, including internal controls, Requisitions/Blankets, and Capital and Lease Improvements. Coordinate and complete economic analyses of alternative business solutions to determine lowest reasonable costs for customers and reasonable returns for shareholders. Coordinate operating company strategic plan updates and periodic reporting. Develop financial plan for the Operating Company to achieve the goals of the strategic plan.

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Corpus Christi, TX

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Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or engineering; MBA and professional certification in finance or accounting preferred. Minimum of 7 years' experience in business management, financial planning and budgeting, or related experience, including experience in supervisory and management capacity. Regulatory experience with capability to testify as an expert witness preferred.

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