American Water Regulatory Analyst in Davenport, Iowa

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Support the end to end preparation and development of the financial analysis and the compliance reporting requirements to support state/operational business partners in all rate and regulatory matters. Support the completion of exhibits, work papers, interrogatories, and writing testimony to sponsor in a timely and accurate fashion. Assists with technical solutions and analysis on national issues. Prepare regulatory reports, financial information and operational data necessary for filing complete and timely rate applications and reports to state regulatory commissions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare analysis that supports operational/state business partners inthe filing of base rate cases and alternative regulatory mechanisms (DSIC, RAC, trackers, etc). Ensure the financial support is complete, accurate and timely prepared meeting all filing deadlines.

  • Support the end to end preparation and development of the pro forma adjustments that are relied upon to support base rate case requests and alternative regulatory mechanisms.

  • Support the accurate preparation of rate case support schedules, testimony and exhibits for increasingly more complex issues.

  • Prepares written testimony (written and oral) and sponsors more complex adjustments in rate filings.

  • Assists with technical solutions and analysis on national issues.

  • Prepares responses to interrogatories for schedules and exhibits they own.

  • Prepares financial support that is relied upon by Company consultants in areas such as: cost of service studies, return on equity, capital structure, depreciation studies, service company costs, Lead/Lag studies, etc.

  • Prepares routine regulatory compliance filings, responses to ad hoc requests from regulators, compliance requirements from public utility commission orders.

  • Analyze utility applications, reports, financial records, and cost studies.

  • Provides research and comparative analyses of public utility issues, trends and best practices.

  • Maintains and supports the use of SharePoint to drive efficiencies and develop best practices.

  • Measures and assesses activities to drive continuous process

Knowledge / Skills

  • Economic principles relating to utility rates and cost analysis

  • Fundamental accounting concepts and understanding of analytical concepts for financial analysis as well as US GAAP accounting practices

  • Data collection, research, statistical and cost analysis

  • Business report writing, preparation and delivery of presentations

  • Audit, review and analyze business and financial records

  • Execution and analysis using company business technology

  • Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) with particularexpertise in Microsoft Excel

  • Must have the ability to review data and make appropriate decisions regarding public utility operations and to project future costs.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Five to seven years of pertinent technical experience. Utility industry experience a plus.

  • Working knowledge of SAP a plus.

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, accounting, business or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • MBA in Accounting or Finance preferred.

  • CPA, CMA or other technical license a plus.

Work Environment

Indoor office environment

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%.

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