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Accounting Analyst, Senior

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 38820 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco




Department Overview

PG&E’s dynamic Accounting team 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 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 for transactions relating to capital assets at PG&E.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Senior Accounting Analyst to work in our Accounting group.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your analytical skills and work in a high profile department where you can make a contribution and be recognized.

The Senior Accounting Analyst should have strong analytical skills and be detail oriented and self-directed.  He or she should have excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to present accounting conclusions in a clear and persuasive manner.

Job Responsibilities

Participate in the day-to-day operations of the Accounting group to ensure that group responsibilities are completed by the prescribed due dates.  Maintain proper internal controls and review of all areas of responsibility to determine compliance with accounting policies.  Participate in researching GAAP and regulatory guidance to determine the appropriate accounting treatment. Complete monthly account reconciliations and related variance analysis related to plant, construction work in progress and accumulated depreciation to ensure meaningful variance explanations.  Collaborate with team members to maintain the ongoing development and compliance with departmental policies and procedures.  Lead and implement process improvements and the development of financial reporting tools. 

Develop expertise in the area of the capital asset life cycle and take ownership of related accounting issues.  Work closely with management and related departments, including internal and external reporting groups, Tax, Regulatory departments, and various lines of business.

Responsible for ensuring the integrity of several portions of the financial statements by performing timely and efficient analytics.

Perform special projects as requested by the supervisor and manager.



  • BA/BS in Accounting, or related filed, or equivalent work experience  
  • 4 years of recent relevant accounting experience



  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC and FERC requirements,
  • Knowledge of SAP Asset Management (AM) module
  • Knowledge of PowerPlant software
  • Knowledge of Utility ratemaking
  • CPA or equivalent required or substantially complete.
  • 6 or more years relevant experience
  • Public Accounting experience
  • Excellent research and issue resolution skills
  • Ability to assess and recommend solutions for moderate to complex projects
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and communicate activities and findings in both written and verbal form
  • Able to present analysis and findings in a cohesive, understandable and actionable format to department management
  • Understanding of programs, policy and operations to advise business on meaning of data, results
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge in technical/professional concepts
  • Computer skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and internal controls
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC




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 climate 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.

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

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.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland