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Public Utility Analysts

Full Time • Posted Aug. 16

  • Organization: Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Website: http://azcc.gov
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Company Description

ABOUT US

The Arizona Corporation Commission was established by the state’s constitution to regulate public utilities and business incorporation. The Corporation Commission is Arizona’s co-equal, fourth branch of government. The five Commissioners elected to the Corporation Commission oversee executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings on behalf of Arizonans when it comes to their water, electricity, telephone, and natural gas resources as well as the regulation of securities, pipeline, and railroad safety. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit http://azcc.gov.

Job Description

You will provide recommendations to the Commission regarding filings based upon audits verifying the accuracy of financial information submitted by utility companies. You are responsible for meeting deadlines associated with the filing of testimony and staff reports for Commission hearings related to the establishment of just and reasonable rates to be used in billing customers for utility services.  The work involves analysis and auditing of detailed financial data, verifying accuracy of calculations, and preparing staff positions on rate increase filings and financial approval applications.  You may present testimony at hearings, Open Meetings, and other public forums and assist other sections as necessary.

Qualifications

- Significant work experience in accounting and auditing;

- Understanding of finance principles, cost-of-capital and cost-of-equity considerations;

- Ability to apply analytical methods to complex financial data and draw logical conclusions;

- Knowledge of the principles of rate-making and public utilities regulation;

- Ability as an expert witness to explain and support findings and recommendations clearly in writing and verbally;

- Skills in prioritizing and completing projects under deadlines; 

- Skills in using sophisticated accounting systems, statistical modeling software, and Microsoft Office programs in the analysis of advanced ratemaking issues associated with large utilities; and

- Ability to work effectively with others, including utility company reps to examine and analyze their financials.

A degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field is preferred, and prior experience as a public utilities rate analyst is a big plus.

We have positions posted at several levels. Search the state job board by agency: Corporation Commission to review others.

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