Sr Financial Analyst

Posted Date: Jan 27, 2024

Location: Charleston, WV, US, 25302

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Primary Role

Position supports the financial function for a state(s) and/or line of business.  Responsible for supporting the business planning and reforecasting process, financial reporting and analysis, ratio analysis and operational metric interpretation, evaluation and modeling of new business opportunities, and collaboration with operational business partners on an ongoing basis. Functions as the liaison with state(s) and/or line of business leaders on financial matters. This position can be located in the Camden, NJ office or Charleston, WV. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead collaboration with the business to understand key business drivers & operational metrics and deliver effective analysis of results on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Provide analytical support to all levels of management, including ad-hoc reporting for the state(s) and/or line of business and corporate partners.
  • Participate in budgeting & reforecasting processes. Collaborate with operational and financial business partners to develop budget assumptions and pertinent supporting schedules.
  • Support business development, including developing financial models.
  • Support regulatory filings and data requests with financial data and analysis.
  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance controls assigned to the team.
  • Other special projects and ad hoc assignments.


  • Strong relationship-builder amongst diverse business groups and individuals.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills.
  • Ability to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships within finance and with all levels of management.
  • Understands the mission, vision, values, and strategies of AW.
  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP).
  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • SAP and Hyperion experience preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, accounting, business or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced degree or CPA, CMA or CFA preferred.
  • 5 years of accounting/financial related experience required.
  • Regulated utility experience preferred.

Travel Requirements

  • As necessary, up to 10%.

Work Environment

  • Professional office environment.
  • Hybrid working schedule, 3 days in office and 2 days remote.


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Nearest Major Market: Charleston West Virginia