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Technical Accounting Analyst, Expert

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 55540 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco

Position Summary

This role analyzes contracts and concludes on lease and derivative accounting, prepares related journal entries, disclosures, documentation, and may work to implement or enhance IT systems.  The successful candidate will work with business partners to evaluate potential opportunities and challenges using their understanding of technical accounting and then synthesize research, provide perspective and develop implications for line of business and/or company.  This role will also work closely with External Reporting and may assist in preparation of financial statements and disclosures for SEC, FERC, and other regulatory filings. 

Major Responsibilities

Responsible for drafting and updating accounting policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations:

• Performing analyses and documenting accounting conclusions for complex issues

• Developing recommendations to senior leadership

• Supporting the maintenance of comprehensive accounting policies


Ensures accuracy and compliance with U.S. GAAP and other accounting regulations:

• Contributing and/or leading implementation of new accounting standards and quantification of accounting impacts, including monitoring emerging standard setting at the FASB, SEC, and FERC

• Preparing accounting conclusions for commodity power purchase agreements

• Preparing journal entries and disclosures for mark-to-market, price risk management, fair value and other


Establishes and maintains relationships with business partners:

• Building and maintaining relationships with key business partners (e.g. Energy Procurement, Regulatory Affairs, Risk Management, Treasury, Information Technology, Corporate and Capital Accounting) to contribute to early identification of transactions and changes that could have potential accounting / reporting impacts

• Assisting in the development of education and training for the business on accounting topics


Assists in the set-up of procedures and other improvement efficiencies:

• Contributing to the improvement in the effectiveness of communications with business partners, and gain efficiencies during monthly close and reporting

• Contributing to the department and company initiatives to improve processes and understands / translates financial impacts



Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant accounting experience including technical accounting
  • Excellent writing skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to manage a variety of projects and timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Economics, or Business
  • Commodity and utility accounting (ASC 980) experience
  • IT system implementation and maintenance experience
  • Technical accounting experience working with debt, equity, derivatives and leases
  • SEC Reporting experience
  • Public Accounting Experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 8+ years of relevant experience

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.