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Senior Analyst - Technical Accounting

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 26650 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco


Department Overview

PG&E’s dynamic Capital Accounting Advice team is vital to the interpretation of accounting guidance and development of accounting policies that support and govern our capital expenditures.  With capital expenditures from 2016-18 averaging $6 billion annually, the team is critical to ensuring the accuracy of our financial statements and reducing regulatory risks. The high-profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career, contribute to the success of the Company and be recognized for their impactful accomplishments.The work of our department is key to the Company, providing challenges as well as an opportunity to work on a variety of areas including interpretation, analysis, and application of appropriate accounting treatment under GAAP, FERC, and Tax relating to capital assets at PG&E.

The Capital Accounting group plays a critical role in ensuring the accuracy of PG&E's financial information related to Plant, Accumulated Depreciation, Construction Work in Progress, Asset Acquisitions, Sales, Retirements, and Asset Retirement Obligations. The team works with many stakeholders throughout PG&E to maintain effective oversight and understanding of the Company’s capital expenditures.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Senior Accounting Analyst to work in our Capital Accounting Advice team.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your analytical skills and work in a high-profile department where you can collaborate with others within and outside of the Finance and Risk organization.

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 document and present accounting conclusions in a clear and persuasive manner.

Job Responsibilities

Develop expertise in the area of the capital asset life cycle. Take ownership of related accounting issues through performing research of relevant accounting and regulatory pronouncement and presenting recommended solutions.  Work closely with management and related departments, including Regulatory departments and various lines of business. 

Day-to-day responsibilities include collaborating with employees within the accounting departments, Business Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis) and operations to provide guidance regarding topics including, but not limited to:

  • Capital versus expense determination
  • Capital asset life cycle
  • FERC plant account determination
  • Adherence to capital accounting policies

Additional recurring responsibilities include facilitating trainings related to the capital accounting policies and create supplemental documentation (e.g. Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance Documents) to further supplement the understanding and adherence to capital accounting policies.  Also, providing support of regulatory filings by performing reviews of testimony, preparation of responses to data requests, and interpretation of rate case decision for implementation purposes.

Perform special projects as requested by the manager and director related to the implementation of new accounting standards in collaboration with impacted finance and operation departments, represent the Capital Accounting group as a key stakeholder in process improvements and initiatives lead by operations, and other ad-hoc requests.




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


  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC
  • Computer skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and internal controls
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC and FERC requirements
  • Knowledge of PowerPlan 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 
  • Respond to request for capital advice from LOB.  This can include engineers, PMs, Project Controls Analyst, Program Managers/Planners
  • Communication skills that allow for discussion with fellow accountants and those on operations
  • Expectation is to become a subject matter expert in the LOBs they are responsible for supporting (may not know everything, but knows who to contact)
  • Develop relationships with their business partners


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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland