Under the supervision of the Vice President - Rates & Revenue, conducts necessary financial and statistical analysis and research to prepare and support water utility rate, tariff and surcharge applications, as well as intermediate and long-term term financial projections.
Responsible for a variety of tasks and duties, which may include, but are not be limited to, the following:
Developing, drafting, and preparing exhibits, studies, schedules, work papers and testimony for all general rate case applications filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).
Developing and preparing rate surcharge, adjustor and other similar filings submitted to the ACC.
Developing, drafting, and preparing responses to data requests received in regulatory proceedings.
Developing, drafting, and preparing required public notices of rate and tariff changes.
Developing, preparing, and maintaining tariffs.
Developing, drafting and preparing letters in response to Commissioner requests.
Ensuring company compliance with ACC decisions and other directives.
Preparing, compiling, and summarizing financial information for use in budgeting and strategic planning.
Conducting economic and cost/benefit analyses for company projects and/or valuation of acquisitions, and feasibility and cost of service studies.
Developing water utility and related industry studies.
Performing rate-related research projects and other regulatory and utility operating and management matters.
Developing studies related to customer growth, usage, and industry challenges, as well as statistical comparisons with other utilities.
Providing updates regarding ACC rules, regulations, standards and practices, and the regulatory activities of other public service corporations.
Performing other special assignments and tasks as directed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to:
Strong background in finance, accounting, economics and statistics.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel at the advanced level, as well as MS Office and PowerPoint.
Ability to perform complex work with accuracy and timeliness.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written skills.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Neat and presentable appearance.
Good reading skills and ability to quickly comprehend.
Must be dependable, punctual, and have good attendance.
Ability to perform repetitive physical activities using feet, legs, hands, and arms and be able to use keyboard, walk, sit, stand, bend, stoop, climb stairs, reach, grasp, lift up to 25 pounds, push, pull, crouch, squat, crawl and twist.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
5+ years of prior experience with a public utility in a rate, regulatory, or accounting related position is required.