Business Planning/Budget Analyst Sr-Lead (Capital Planning)

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Business Planning/Budget Analyst Sr-Lead (Capital Planning) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



Provide capital & O&M planning and financial analysis support to successfully operate the Storm Protection Program (SPP) in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.  With direction from the Supervisor, develop monthly, annual and multi-year operations budgets and forecasts. This includes supporting the development of the annual operations budgets and business plan processes; coordinating with Regulatory on clause related matters; communicating with team members regarding financial matters, cost management and implementing process improvement. Provide financial support and a business perspective to assist the overall operations of the SPP department, supporting business segments, corporate departments and senior management.


Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Independently prepare significant portions of the annual budget and monthly reforecasts for SPP; including revenues, O&M and/or capital.
  • Develop and produce program budgets, detailed project estimates/forecasts and cash flow projections.
  • Develop and produce multi-year forecasts and long-term planning efforts, as well as the development of the ten-year forecast and SPP regulatory projections.


Cost Control:

  • Work closely with operations management on cost tracking and cost management efforts. This includes creating and tracking purchase requisitions, tracking purchase orders, validating/processing departmental invoices and capturing monthly accruals. Provide financial analysis and create/maintain financial models and/or business intelligence tools using appropriate data gathering techniques to assist team members with operational decisions.
  • Interact with TEC procurement group in relation to cost codes, purchase order commitments, change orders and sales tax issues as required. Interact with Accounting Systems and Services, General Accounting, Regulatory Accounting, Audit, Corporate Taxes, Legal, and Risk Management to ensure all accounting and regulatory compliance guidelines are implemented. 


Variance Analysis and Reporting:

  • Independently prepare monthly budget/forecast/actual variance analysis reports, month-end financial results, 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 and investigate variance inquiries.
  • Track and analyze project costs, including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals and forecasts. Develop and maintain methodologies to track projects and identify deviations from the Budget and Forecast. 
  • Prepare charts, graphs or summaries as needed to support analysis and presentation of results and forecasts. 


Business Area Communications:

  • Communicate to team members regarding financial matters, cost management and areas for improvement. Conduct problem solving activities and identify profit and cost control opportunities along with other accounting related activities.   
  • Provide training to key department team members to understand financial policies, processes, and procedures sufficiently to effectively manage the financial aspects of their work.


Work Management and Schedule Control:

  • Maintain the PowerPlant System for SPP Funding Projects, by monitoring and adjusting projection completion status, ensuring work orders are in a completed status and that all payroll, invoices, and material discrepancies are finalized in order for accounting completion to occur within the designated timeframe. 
  • Assist with forecasting engineering, construction and material resource requirement analysis and reporting, including early identification of long-lead items, resource constraints and required project start dates. 


Include (Degree must be in accordance with TECO’s education policy)
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.


Required: Minimum of five years of accounting/financial experience; Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred: Experience with software/systems such as SAP, PowerPlant and work management 


Required: Strong knowledge and abilities related to cost control, financial and metric analysis, profitability and process improvements and skill to translate into courses of action. Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Possess strong attention to detail.  Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Effectively exercise judgement while working independently and effectively coordinating multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to perform its assigned duties independently, often fulfilling responsibilities held by the Supervisor.
Preferred: General knowledge of utility operations, utility accounting and regulatory practices preferred.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & 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. 



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