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Business Finance Analyst, Associate

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 17895 


Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco





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

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s dynamic Business Planning team provides financial planning and reporting services to the lines of business within PG&E.  This involves Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, Monitoring, Controlling and Accounting, Operational Performance Reporting and Analysis, Strategic Planning and Analysis, and financial decision support to the operations organizations. These services are critical in managing PG&E’s over $34 billion in assets and revenues of over $12 billion and serving over 5 million electricity distribution customers and over 4 million natural gas distribution customers.


Position Summary

The Business Finance Analyst Associate program provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career, contribute and be recognized. This position provides a focused training curriculum that will provide the Business Finance Associate with the tools needed for developing, communicating, and implementing processes. Additionally, the Associate will also be exposed to tools related to budget and financial forecasts, analyzing business results and advising partners on business/operating impacts, as well as providing accurate and timely financial and operational performance reporting.  In concurrence with the training program, the Associate will be assigned within the Business Finance team to support a line of business.


Lines of Business that the Business Finance Associates may support include Gas Operations, Electric Operations, Customer Care, Information Technology, Energy Supply and Corporate Services.


Primary Job Responsibilities

Planning and Forecasting:

  • Facilitate and support business partner preparations for key project reviews with Management, Executive Project Committee (EPC), and Senior Utility Leadership as needed.
  • Preparing schedules and required documents such as business cases; job estimates; Capital vs. Expense analysis; project health status profiles; annual budget requests; contingency requests; and project plan prioritizations.

Operational Performance Analyses:

  • Analyze costs to provide explanations of significant monthly variances with emphasis on identifying root cause(s) and appropriate corrective actions.
  • Meet with business partners (executive level through project manager) to review costs, discuss variances, and proposed actions.
  • Track productivity and cost performance and work with business partners on performance improvement plans.

Monitoring, Controlling, and Accounting:

  • Proactively monitor project costs and coordinate the corrections of cost accounting errors.
  • Manage Orders, and reporting hierarchy for clients with respect to the goals and objectives of the client organization.
  • Manage linkages between SAP cost records and client operational systems. Reconcile and understand relationships between SAP and client offline project management systems.
  • Provide any ad-hoc SAP assistance to client users.
  • Understand and apply accrual accounting to ensure that client costs are compliant with GAAP.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience



  • 1 year of job related experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP R3, Excel, Word and PowerPoint           
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the utility industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP
  • Demonstrated experience having successful interactions at various organizational levels (including peers, managers, directors and officers)



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland