Public Utility Financial Analyst

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for analyzing routine to complex financial and economic information and issues pertaining to electric and natural gas utilities under the general direction of the Director of Regulatory Affairs. Responsibilities include: analyzing electric and natural gas utility financial information; establishing rates of return and capital structures for electric and natural gas utilities; analyzing utility stock and bond issuances; analyzing the financial effects of affiliated  interest agreements and mergers and acquisitions; creating and/or maintaining utility financial models; reviewing utility gas supply plans; analyzing long-range economic forecasts for the electric and natural gas industries; and leading or participating in special projects or studies. The work performed by this position involves analyzing complex financial information that requires critical thinking and the exercise of independent judgment. Projects may require working both independently or collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This position provides technical assistance on financial and economic matters to the Director of Regulatory Affairs and participates on internal and external working groups examining regulatory financial and economic matters. This position requires independent performance in technical and highly complex matters affecting overall utility regulation and requires a high level of independent decision making.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience in utility affairs and a strong working knowledge of Wisconsin's public and private electric and natural gas industry, including its regulatory framework, are preferred.


Qualified applicants will have experience with all the following:

  • Extensive knowledge of business administration, finance, and statistics, particularly as applied to utilities and energy-related businesses.
  • Considerable knowledge of micro- and macro-economic theory, including some knowledge of utility economics.
  • Knowledge of cost-benefit analyses, net present value and other economic analysis methods, including knowledge of econometric, statistical, and/or financial modeling tools, including CAPM, DCF, capital attraction, and equity risk premium.

In addition to having all the above, well qualified applicants will have experience with one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of Wisconsin Statutes and the Wisconsin Administrative Code pertaining to utility regulation and the Public Service Commission.
  • Knowledge of PSC procedures and policies, including electric utility tariff filing requirements, rules, laws and parameters.
  • Knowledge of utility regulation theory and the energy industry, including utility corporate structures and operations, both in-state and out-of-state.
  • Knowledge of utility resource planning and regional energy markets
  • Written communication skills, including the ability to prepare testimony and exhibits, and clearly explain legal, technical and policy materials to diverse audiences including executives, public officials, natural gas and electric utilities, stakeholders, policymakers, and the general public.
  • Oral communication skills, including the ability to present legal, technical and policy material in the form of speeches, discussion groups, and phone calls to diverse audiences such as executives, public officials, natural gas and electric utilities, and the general public.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following

  • A letter of qualifications
  • Resume

It is recommended that applicants also submit

  • 2-3 professional references
  • Writing samples demonstrating experience preparing formal technical documents, such as expert testimony, memoranda, or reports with respect to finance or economic issues