Business Performance Specialist - Ameren Bright Return Program

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Return-to-Work Program


Making a decision to return to work can be exciting and scary all at the same time. We get it 100% - many of us at reacHIRE are returners, too!!  And, we believe meaningful relationships formed along the way back to work should be built on communication and trust. Which is why our team of Program Managers are here to listen to your unique story and help you take the best next steps toward your next opportunity.We are excited to partner with Ameren for a 6-month return-to-work program starting in August 2023.

**Ameren will consider applicants who currently reside within the company's Missouri or Illinois service territory.**

If you are a professional returning to work after a 1.5+ year career break or worked in part time or independent contractor roles, this could be the perfect opportunity! reacHIRE is invested in helping professionals return with confidence; providing the resources and support needed via Program Managers who will help guide and navigate the entire process alongside you.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting amazing Returners, so please don’t hesitate to apply - we’d love to hear from you.


The Business Performance Specialist supports the activities of Ameren Illinois, providing financial analysis and statistical information to assist with financial planning and reporting throughout the business segment.  


What You’ll Contribute Day-to-Day:

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of the annual budget; conduct research and offer advice to resolve any significant variances between actual and budgeted expenditures.
  • Provide monthly forecast of expenditures; prepare analytical and statistical information to ensure the most effective utilization of personnel, equipment, and materials for the area of responsibility.
  • Assist personnel with all budget and accounting related information as requested.
  • Provide performance assessments for all projects and research; resolving any significant variances between actual expenditures and budget.
  • Assist department with special projects as assigned including preparation of specialized reports and confidential documents.


You’ll Be a Great Fit If You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field from an accredited college or university
  • CPA Certification and 1+ years of relevant accounting experience OR 3+ years of relevant accounting experience required without CPA certification.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite with an advanced level of proficiency with Excel.
  • Good organizational, problem-solving, analytical, communication, and human relations skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor reports, solve problems and be decisive, proactive, and self-motivated with the ability to work independently on multiple tasks requiring priority setting and deadlines. 

It's An Added Bonus If You Have:

  • Master’s Degree or CPA/CMA/CFA

About reacHIRE

How are reacHIRE’s programs unique?

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. reacHIRE believes a career break shouldn't be a career breaker. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. Either way, you’ll become part of the reacHIRE team, join with a cohort of fellow Returners, and we will provide 360-degree support via Aurora, along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of your journey back to work! 

Our return-to-work program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, and self-expression is what makes us great. Be you and reach higher!

Please note:

  • reacHIRE will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments in order to complete the application or interview process. For assistance with your application please contact: Sarah White at
  •  reacHIRE is unable to sponsor program participants for the duration of our return-to-work programs. 

What’s great about working at Ameren?

We're Ameren Corporation (AEE), a St. Louis-based, Fortune 500 company that powers the quality of life for millions of people throughout Illinois and Missouri.


Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Combined, we serve 2.4 million electric and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area. We're the largest electric utility in Missouri and the second largest in Illinois, and we're among the nation's largest investor-owned electric or gas utility.


Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected, and the best solutions are put into action.



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