Worked at Louisville Water since 2017
As Louisville Water’s senior financial analyst, keeping numbers organized is the name of the game for Ramiza Carpenter.
Next month, she’ll celebrate six years on the job.
“My first day with Louisville Water was October 16, 2017,” she said. “In this role, I share responsibilities in regards to monthly financial close, annual budget, and water rates work. Other duties include supportive research and analytics, ad-hoc reporting, process improvements, and building models.”
Carpenter said that creating financial models and analyzing data is the best part of her job.
“Overall, I like the science of analyzing raw data, but the most satisfying work is creating models that combine large datasets to evaluate financial performance of our organization – granular and high level,” she said. “Knowing that I’ve made someone’s workday a bit easier is what I find most rewarding.”
For someone interested in a finance career, Carpenter said having a keen sense of organization is a plus and the demand in her field is high.
“Financial analyst must have strong organizational skills in order to multitask and meet tight deadlines. If this describes you, it is a rewarding career,” she said. “Another nice benefit is that financial analysts’ employment growth is projected at 8 % for the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov. The same site states that the average growth rate for all occupations is 3%, just to put it in perspective what demand is for this profession. Job security is very important to all of us and the future is looking great.”
When she’s not crunching numbers or running analytical reports she enjoys making memories with her grandchildren and trying new recipes.
“I enjoy cooking for friends and family. I find cooking to be therapeutic. Everyone around me is a foodie so I’m asked to make their favorites and it’s a great feeling to receive that type of feedback. I also enjoy traveling, gardening, and visiting with friends and family, especially grandbabies. They tend to bring calm to the hectic day-to-day schedule. Makes you stop and revert into a world of wonder and discovery,” she said.