Corporate Development Analyst II
Saint Louis, MO
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the strategic planning process and long-term financial planning processes for the company, its business units and emerging businesses.
Create databases and help refine analytical frameworks, models, tools, etc. To support our strategic planning and corporate development efforts, including conducting industry value chain, competitive and strategic analyses
Preparing capital market and M&A market and transaction analyses
Conducting high level and detailed analyses of targets
Assist in preparing financial analyses, pro-forma financial statements, business cases and valuation models for existing businesses and potential new businesses and services.
Assist on M&A projects, participating to varying degrees in certain phases of project and transaction work
Assist in preparing recommendations and making presentations for potential acquisitions, investments and other strategic initiatives, including new regulated and non-regulated businesses, to the senior management team.
Essential Characteristics and Competencies:
: Strategic thinking and knowledge of business and financial concepts, principles, and practices as they relate to the strategy planning and corporate development processes.
: Comfortable with abstract concepts and complex technical issues, and demonstrated intellectual curiosity regarding business drivers, business strategies and investment performance metrics.
: Ability and commitment to develop a thorough knowledge of the gas industry (i.E., utility, midstream and upstream) and our company over time, including its various business units, assets, operations, and shared services support functions. This includes an ability to learn critical regulatory concepts and rules in multiple jurisdictions for utilities and at FERC for midstream businesses, and more generally, the company's financial accounting, cost allocation, and reporting practices and policies.
: Analytical mind and able to synthesize information from a variety of sources to help identify market trends and opportunities, understand strategic risks and opportunities, help develop and evaluate potential acquisitions and new business investments.
: Proven track record of persistence, sound judgment, and ability to work effectively within a dynamic work setting.
: Good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and ability to help create persuasive presentations for the Leadership Council, Board of Directors or other audiences.
Core and Job Category Competencies:
Core: Customer focus, results-driven, teamwork and communication
Job Category: Adaptability, quality, initiative and problem solving and analysis
Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)
: Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, economics, or MBA (with concentration in finance) is required.
: Financial analysis experience; ability to assist in evaluating business opportunities; properly frame a problem, weigh relevance and accuracy of information; evaluate alternative paths forward and assist with recommendations
: Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience