Analyst I

Waltham, MA | Contract

Post Date: 03/02/2018 Job ID: 80620 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A leading utilities company in Waltham, MA is seeking an Analyst to join their team. In this contract role, you will analyze data and activities to provide relevant and up to date information to support decision-making and the effective working of the company. As the Analyst, you will also research, produce, monitor and analyze cost, policy or other information to enable analysis of key themes and trends. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Analyst:
  • Manage the day to day relationship with relevant internal parties or employees in order to understand their requirements, deliver appropriate, customized solutions and advice
  • Manage the day to day relationship with contract or external service providers, including negotiation, interpretation and application of established contractual agreements and/or service level agreements to ensure adherence to standards and best outcomes for the company
  • Assist and coordinate work on projects by contributing to improve project delivery within the relevant function
  • Keep up to date with market/regulatory developments within own profession/discipline in order to ensure the optimization of best practice for the company
  • Develop and maintain analytical systems, models and procedures in order to support design solutions and enhance time/consistency/safety/efficiency and operability
  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area
  • Research and analyze key themes from a wide range of data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact upon the business
  • Negotiate and agree contracts with outside vendors including standards of work / levels of service to ensure best value for the company
  • Contribute to the identification and formulation of strategic objectives specific to area of work/business unit, in order to drive change and innovation within the company
  • Lead, motivate and develop a professional team, prioritize work and allocate resources in order to ensure results are delivered in line with expectations and customer/business objectives
  • Develop and utilize peer group network in order to absorb and apply technical/professional best practice within own area of specialism
  • Manage key external relationships with respect to local unions, regulators and any data provided for business decision making
Requirements for the Analyst:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related area and up to 5 years of related experience, or equivalent work experience
  • An advanced degree/credits is preferred
  • In-depth experience of a field or multiple fields of work processes
  • Knowledge of relevant industry practice and legislation and knowledge of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation
  • Proficient in relevant software e.g. Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience and proficiency in relevant company related IT systems Extensive and significant knowledge of one field of work or broad technical depth in multiple, related fields sufficient to lead programs or projects
  • Knowledge of budgeting and operational planning
  • Experience and proficiency in relevant company related IT systems Capability Requirements
  • Ability to see patterns or trends in data or situations, notice when something is similar to a past situation
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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