Budget Analyst Job Family - Capital (Valparaiso Or Merrillville, IN)

Nisource Merrillville , IN 46410

Posted 1 month ago


Purpose: Provide analytical capital budget support to NIPSCO Operations. The incumbent assumes responsibilities for financial activities, including but not limited to, preparing, monitoring and forecasting departmental capital budgets, as well as monthly and year-end accruals.This position will frequently interact with multiple levels of the organization.


  • Performs duties under general supervision

  • Prepare and monitor departmental capital Budgets

  • Track forecast expenditures to prevent budget overruns and forecast revenue shortfalls

  • Prepare monthly budget variance reports for various reporting segments

  • Internal consultant, answering questions from company personnel on budget matters

  • Review departmental expenditures and make recommendations on reducing costs

  • Participates in the performance of all ongoing financial activities for both internal and external customers

  • Compile, calculate and prepare bills for third party customers in an accurate and timely manner

  • Conduct the preparation and distribution of statistical data as required by FERC and other agencies as well as those for intra-company needs

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of key budget initiatives

  • Identifies and understands budget issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from various sources to draw conclusions and implement effective process changes to maximize opportunities

  • Understands technical/professional terminology and developments associated with budgeting

  • Compile and provide accurate accounting for monthly and year end accruals

  • Attend budget meetings throughout NIPSCO service territory

  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • Must have excellent planning, organization, verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have successful track record in the area of finance/accounting

  • Must have the ability to perform duties effectively under normal, emergency and contingency situations

  • Must have working knowledge of GAAP, NIPSCO Expense, and Capital budget development systems, along with other Company accounting procedures.

  • Must have proven successful experience relative to basic PC skills

  • Must demonstrate our commitment to fair and ethical business dealings, be an effective team member and maintain focus and professionalism under pressure

  • Proficient in Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Working knowledge of Transmission/Distribution Operations

  • PC skills - CBS, MAPPS

Education Level:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Finance or Accounting

  • Possess a working understanding of the State and Federal Regulatory requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in electric utility or related industry

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at careers.nisource.com before January 1, 2020!

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

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Budget Analyst Job Family - Capital (Valparaiso Or Merrillville, IN)