Business Services Senior Manager

Talen Energy   •  

Colstrip, MT

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


8 - 10 years

Posted 368 days ago

Essential Functions

  • Upholds the values and mission of Talen Energy.
  • Serve as a partner with the asset manager and operations management to insure accurate information is provided on a timely basis to facilitate decision making.
  • The position provides oversight on a broad range of finance and accounting, including:
    • Responsible for following Talen finance and accounting policies and procedures.
    • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. 
    • Manage internal and external compliance reporting cycle to assure timely, accurate reporting of financial and operational information.
    • Work with asset managers, plant managers, general manager and VP operations to create integrated budgets and comprehensive forecasts. Assure consistency in budgeting methodology.
    • Independently analyze complex transactions and new business arrangements to determine the US GAAP accounting implications for the company
    • Work with plant managers, general manager and internal and external executives to review and optimize O&M budgets.
    • Ensure fuel supply contracts and other significant contracts are accounted for correctly in accordance with GAAP
  • Work with corporate accounting and Treasury located in Houston and Allentown:
    • to oversee accounts payable and payroll function,
    • to support local IT services at the plant,
    • to maintain fixed assets and depreciation,
    • to control materials and supply inventory values and accuracy,
    • to track fuel use and power production, and
    • to serve as primary interface with corporate accounting, tax, treasury and auditing.
  • Understand power markets and fuel supply associated with the assets, including fuel supply contracts.  Perform other duties as required to support plant operations and maintenance.
  • The position provides oversight on a broad range of supply chain services, including procurement, contracting, and warehousing.
  • The position provides oversight on a broad range of human resources services in support of business objectives and human resources initiatives. These services include: staffing, employee and labor relations, organizational effectiveness, talent management, compensation and benefits, and training and development.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with many varying internal and external customers.
  • Develop, maintain and document proper processes and controls in accordance with Talen guidelines, policies, and direction: identify and coordinate implementation of new policies as required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • 8-10+ years of demonstrated success as an experienced leader.  (Power generation experience a plus.)
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and reporting, cash management, financial statement analysis, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated success designing and improving processes procedures and organizational structure.
  • Solid knowledge of the energy industry, specifically the independent power sector, is desirable.
  • Working knowledge and experience with an enterprise-wide ERP system. Great Plains skills are a plus.  Knowledge of Microstrategy and Asset Suite a plus.