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Senior Business Financial Analyst


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  2736

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve.  We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



Job Summary
    Performs business financial processes including project evaluation, activity based management, budgeting, forecasting, and business performance reporting. Establishes long-term and short-term financial plans; budgets and forecasts; consolidating detailed financial budgets and quarterly forecasts for cost centers, business units and/or strategic business units; reporting and analyzing business performance; performing system maintenance for the business performance reporting systems; performing and/or supporting cost center, business unit and/or strategic business unit project evaluation, performing and/or supporting cost center and/or business unit activity based management. Scope and number of processes may vary depending on team. Coordinates projects, teams and initiates continuous improvement initiatives.
Key Accountabilities
  • Analyze complex cost center, business unit or strategic business unit financial information in order to prepare budgets and forecasts. Identify opportunities to improve performance.
  • Report and analyze business performance including producing variance reports for cost center, business unit or strategic business unit, Analyze results, Compare actual results to budget and to most current forecast, Prepare inputs to the monthly board reports.
  • Analyze capital projects and new business opportunities using corporate standards and develops alternatives and recommendations.
  • Utilize Activity Based Cost models to analyze costs and identify opportunities for cost savings. Work with Business Unit leaders to effectively use cost data.
  • Monitor cost center, business unit and/or strategic business unit performance in relation to balanced scorecard measures.
  • Monitor work practices and utilizes continuous improvement and lean systems methodology to drive out costs.
  • Create a positive working environment by supporting DTE Energy and Controller's Organization initiatives including training and development, diversity, work and personal life balance and enterprise core values.
  • Coordinate continuous improvement initiatives, cross functional teams and projects.
  • This position may require FERC gas training.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five years of financial experience in business, public accounting or financial systems
Other Qualifications


  • Concentration/major in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA, CMA or MBA


Other Requirements

  • Ability to organize work independently and to work in teams.
  • Ability to coordinate cross functional teams and projects.
  • PC Proficiency, including experience with MS Office Products.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others.
  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.
Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit