The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission), a leading utility regulatory agency, is looking for a talented Senior Financial Analyst with utility or regulatory experience, who can make a professional difference in the Nation’s Capital. As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will be involved in a challenging variety of utility regulatory projects, including: ongoing financial analysis and regulatory oversight efforts for approximately $3 Billion of electric and gas utility long-term infrastructure upgrades, rate cases, management audits, utility merger case activities, electric and gas distribution strategic initiatives and long-term planning reviews.
The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for providing technical advice to the Chief of Accounting and Finance and the Commission on the full range of financial issues associated with the regulatory oversight of utility companies. The successful candidate conducts complex financial analysis and research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation. Reviews, analyzes and summarizes pertinent documents filed in formal proceedings, including testimony, briefs, Commission orders, motions, notices, and reports. Examines and analyzes the capital structures, rates of return, credit ratings and other financial data contained in applications for rate adjustments submitted by public utilities, to determine if these applications are reasonable and conform to the Commission's rules of practice and procedure. Performs credit rating analysis and assesses operating and financial risks faced by electric and gas companies. Reviews and analyzes the utilities' revenue and cost data to determine whether they appropriately reflect regulated operations of the companies in the District of Columbia. Participates in preparing advisory memoranda, including rate case and investigative orders involving complex financial issues.
This position requires mastery knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of finance to provide a broad range of financial analysis support on all matters relating to regulated energy and telecommunication entities in the District of Columbia. Mastery knowledge of utility ratemaking theory used to develop and present costs of capital, rates of return, and credit ratings analysis. Demonstrated experience in credit ratings analysis and review of company financial data. Mastery knowledge of financial markets and understanding of industry trends and practices as related to jurisdictional utilities operating in the District of Columbia; as well as Commission orders, FERC and SEC orders, proposed rulemakings by state and federal administrative and legislative authorities, pertinent to the regulation of utility companies. Expert knowledge of the sources of financial and other data specifically related to regulated industries, including the rules and statutes under which the Commission functions. Ability to perform broad and complex research tasks, and skill in identifying problems and making recommendations. Excellent skill in oral and written communications to develop cross-examination questions, prepare data requests, develop reports and comments on finance and accounting matters, render advice to Commissioners, respond to inquiries, and make presentations.
Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”), Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (“CMA”) or another related certification is preferred.