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Financial Accounting Analyst, Senior

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 32780 

 

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 Corporate Accounting team.  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.  This individual will be responsible for but are not limited to the accounting for financial accounting, external reporting, and/or regulatory accounting.

 Job Responsibilities

Reviews and interprets policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations as it relates to affiliate transactions:

  • Review data for consistency and ensure proper recording of transactions according to established guidelines.  If different, validate the accuracy of transaction by reaching out to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identify & resolve discrepancy arose which creates out-of-balance situation between subledger and reported GL balance; be able to work independently or with minimal supervision to research discrepancies and document remediation plans.
  • Be the subject matter expert in regulations for Corporation, Utility, and affiliates
  • Work with business partners to develop appropriate guidelines to ensure compliance in result reporting.
  • Research & ensure proper rules and regulations pertaining to various areas. 

Monitors and develops monthly or daily reports and provides record of assets, liabilities and/or other transactions:

  • Acts as the primary month-end closing process coordinator and partners with I.T. and Finance Application Services team to facilitate month-end closing with evening work hours possible during month close.
  • Assists in the month-end closing process including journal entry preparation.
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations, 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.
  • Performs monthly and quarterly consolidation of parent company.

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 be able to respond to inquiries.
  • Provide recommendations to manager and director with supporting analysis.
  • Manages communication with internal and external parties 

Assists in setup of processes, procedures and other improvement efficiencies:

  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement, promotes a “best practices” environment.
  • Leads efforts to promote efficiency within existing processes in areas of responsibility.
  • Contributes to the department and company projects initiatives to improve processes and understands / translates financial impacts.
  • 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:

  • Six or more years relevant experience
  • Proficient computer skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of SAP, SAP BW, AO, BPC
  • 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 complex projects
  • Can use logic to solve problems, does not stop at first answers
  • Strong analytical skills with an attention to detail and passion for excellence
  • CPA or equivalent desired

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.

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.

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.