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Business Planning Analyst I

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Title: Business Planning Analyst I    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 


Business Planning Analyst I


Provide business planning support to successfully operate the utility in a changing environment.  With direction from the Manager, develop annual and multi-year operations budgets and forecasts.  This includes supporting the development of the annual operations budgets and business plan processes; communication to team members regarding financial matters, cost management and areas for improvement.  Provide financial support and a business perspective to assist the overall operations of the company including all business segments, corporate departments and senior management.


Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Assists with the preparation of portions of the annual budget and monthly reforecasts; including revenues, O&M and/or capital.  Support Manager and Accounting Department in development of overall financial statement budgets, including income statement, balance sheet and cash flows. Support Manager in production of multi-year forecasts and long-term planning efforts.  Supports the development of the ten-year forecast. 

Cost Control

  • Work closely with operations management on cost tracking and cost management efforts.  Provide financial analysis support to all business units, corporate departments and senior management. Create/maintain financial models and/or business intelligence tools using appropriate data gathering techniques to assist department managers with operational decisions.

Variance Analysis and Reporting

  • Support the preparation of monthly budget/forecast/actual variance analysis reports, month-end financial results package (including earnings reconciliation), along with other operational/efficiency reports.  Analyze results and prepare events analysis summary and monthly variance explanations.  Work closely with the business units’ operations staff to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare charts, graphs or summaries as needed to support analysis and presentation of results and forecasts.

Business Area Communication

  • Support the Manager in communication to team members regarding financial matters, cost management and areas for improvement.  



Required:    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related financial field from a regionally accredited college/university May consider an equivalent of four years related financial work experience in lieu of the degree in addition to the requirements below.


Related Experience
 No financial work experience is required, but it is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred:    Experience with software/systems such as SAP, PowerPlant and work management 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSAs)
 Knowledge related to cost control, financial and metric analysis, profitability and process improvement; Analytical, written and oral communication skills; Possess strong attention to detail; Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment.  


•    Champions Safety, Health and the Environment
•    Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
•    Drives Business Excellence for Customers
•    Builds Collaborative Relationships
•    Develops People and Teams
•    Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
•    Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment


TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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