Consultant, Financial III - 510398

Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga , TN 37402

Posted 2 months ago


Consultant, Financial III - 510398

Organization: Financial Operations & Performance

Department: Controller, Power Operations

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posting Open: 08/17/2020

Posting Close: 08/27/2020 at 11:59 PM EST

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary:

Partners with the organization in all aspects of financial and operational performance management. Engages with all levels of management to influence outcomes and promote sound decision making. Enhances fiscal discipline by creating transparency around financial and operational performance. Measures, monitors, and reports critical factors such as cost, effort, and scope against the established business plans. Highlights factors that could result in unapproved scope and cost inflation. Other accountabilities include financial statement integrity, technical accounting guidance, Sarbanes-Oxley control environment compliance, financial and operational performance reporting, annual business plan development, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, cost management, capital project planning, business system development and integration, system and process improvements, and business process management.


  • Ensure the integrity of the financial statements and a Sarbanes-Oxley control environment.

  • Improve financial and business acumen and actively educate others by seeking personal education and reviewing business information and technical documents.

  • Support, influence and facilitate the development and review of budgets and business planning activities.

  • Support, influence and facilitate the development and review of monthly forecast and savings/use.

  • Actively develop and foster relationships within the team, with business partner(s) and across Financial Operations & Performance.

  • Analyze financial reports and cost data to influence and facilitate outcomes for the achievement of business objectives.

  • Provides management with financial and operational insight to drive effective decision making.

  • Participate and lead special projects and initiatives as requested.

  • Works independently as a financial consultant.

  • Develop and utilize coaching skills with peers.



  • A Bachelor's degree is required. Field of study in accounting or finance is preferred. A Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, with related education, training & experience will be considered. An advanced degree in accounting, finance or business administration is desirable. A CPA is preferred.


  • At least five years of experience in financial management, business systems and controls; preferably including experience in the utility industry. Eight years preferred.

Certification/License, etc

  • Continued professional development necessary to obtain professional certifications (such as a CPA) is expected.


  • Must have working knowledge of general business, financial systems and controls, computer skills, and financial analysis techniques. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Strong commitment to building teamwork and conveying mission, objective, expectations and philosophy. Demonstrates and drives TVA competencies on a daily basis. Develops leadership competencies with coaching. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA's Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

  1. Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

  2. Email documents to [email protected]

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Consultant, Financial III - 510398

Tennessee Valley Authority