Regulatory Accountant / Economist
The energy sector is in the period of change driven by technology and climate policy. On top of that, Powerco has embarked on a step-change in network investment over the next five years. We’re a regulated company, so in addition to keeping the lights on and gas flowing, we have to meet a bunch of disclosure obligations to our consumers and regulators.
Were looking for a Regulatory Accountant/Economist to join Powerco’s energetic Regulatory and Pricing team. Reporting to the Regulatory and Pricing Strategy Manager you will be in a unique position to help Powerco (and the industry) engage constructively on these issues. You’ll need to travel now and again in this role.
You will get to:
- apply your financial and project management skills to regulatory issues and obligations affecting Powerco’s gas and electricity businesses
- provide leadership and advice on interpreting the regulatory rules and how they impact upon Powerco’s business activities
- leverage your strong interpersonal skills as you work collaboratively with teams across the business and offices
- flex your intellectual curiosity because you’ll be looking at economic, financial and technical issues that affect the business both now and in the future.
Were a small team so we share the tasks. Your role will involve the following:
- Providing advice and insights to the business about the impact of regulatory developments and decisions, particularly those with a finance/accounting element
- Managing Powerco’s processes to meet its regulatory disclosure obligations, including engagement with Powerco staff on the link between regulatory requirements, processes, and governance arrangements
- Providing assurance to Powerco that the regulatory disclosure obligations across the electricity and gas businesses are understood and have been met
- Maintaining positive relationships and contacts with regulatory agencies at both technical and management levels
- Providing input to assist the Regulatory Policy Manager in the preparation and delivery of submissions and related consultations by regulatory entities
The person we are looking for will need a combination of:
- a tertiary degree or equivalent in finance or economics or similar analytical subject
- some knowledge of the NZ electricity and/or gas industry or similar regulated industry
- an understanding of micro-economic concepts underlying the design and operation of energy markets and regulation of the distribution networks
- ideally five or more years experience of work in a finance/advisory capacity
- the curiosity and persistence to own and resolve complex issues.
Applications close on Friday, 8 March 2019.