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Accounting Analyst, Senior

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 25849 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco

Company

 

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

Department Overview

Corporate Accounting provides accurate and timely delivery of company’s consolidated financial statements, variance analyses, account reconciliations, and other analyses that support the filing of Forms 10Q and 10K.  The high profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career and make a contribution and be recognized.  The work of our department is key to the Company and provides challenge and variety including application of appropriate accounting treatment and analyses under GAAP, FERC, Tax and SEC reporting.

 

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Senior Accounting Analyst to work in our Energy Accounting  team, a sub-team of Corporate Accounting.  This individual should have strong analytical skills and be detail oriented and self-directed.  He or she should have excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Responsibilities:

Reviews and interprets policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations:

  • Analyzes and implements regulatory decisions and records the resulting balancing account entries
  • Identifies issues, proposes solutions, and documents conclusions with minimal supervision. 
     
    Monitors and develops monthly reports and provides record of assets, liabilities and/or other transactions:
  • Assists in the month-end closing process including journal entry preparation
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations for complex / high risk accounts, including
    communications with appropriate internal and external business partners to understand / resolve reconciling items
  • Prepares monthly variance analysis
  • Prepares supporting documentation for annual and quarterly financial, tax and regulatory filings, and/or income tax return
     
    Interprets data, reports and records for managers/stakeholders:
  • Provides supporting documentation and explanations to internal and external auditors
  • Demonstrates a complete understanding of assigned sections and has the ability to respond to inquiries.
  • Manages communication with internal and external parties

    Assists in setup of processes, procedures and other improvement efficiencies:
  • Identifies process improvements to reduce risk and create efficiencies at the desk level.
  • Assists in the implementation of process improvement initiatives undertaken by the department.
     

Cost Recovery:

  • Participates in regulatory cases at the California Public Utilities Commission as a witness or witness assistant regarding cost recovery mechanisms, or balancing accounts. These responsibilities include:
    • Writing opening testimony that provides a thorough and convincing discussion supporting how costs presented in the case will be recovered from customers and, if necessary, writing rebuttal testimony responding to third-parties opening testimony that is contrary to PG&E’s proposals;
    • Responding to third-party data requesting seeking additional information on opening testimony and formulating data requests to third parties on their testimony.
    • Writing clear and persuasive comments on proposed decisions addressing cost recovery concerns/issues.
    • Leading cross-departmental teams on implementing the cost recovery requirements related to balancing accounts required in final CPUC decisions. These activities include writing advice letters, creating or revising existing balancing accounts, participating in completing Regulatory Accounting Documents.
    • Performs quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley testing for compliance

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of accounting experience

 

Desired:

  • Knowledge of utility rate making and regulatory processes
  • Six or more years relevant experience
  • Proficient computer skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and internal controls
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC and FERC requirements
  • Excellent research and issue resolution skills
  • Ability to assess and recommend solutions for moderate to complex projects
  • CPA or equivalent required

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland