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Finance/Accounting Specialist - Portland, OR #104683

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.


General Purpose

Provides advice and counsel to management and client organizations. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions.  Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.


  • Research technical accounting and reporting issues under both GAAP and the FERC’s Uniform System of Accounts. Prepare memos and other written communications documenting conclusions.
  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger data including preparing journal entries and making accounting corrections.
  • Perform and maintain accounting for regulatory asset/liabilities.
  • Perform moderately complex assignments requiring analysis, integration, and creativity.
  • Consult and resolve internal/external customer issues which may be critical, moderately complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, including drafting of responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, external auditors, other regulatory bodies and other internal requests.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and support for Transmission formula rate model.
  • Consult, resolve and/or recommend alternatives to internal/external customer issues which may be critical, complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in accounting or a related field.
  • A strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience in financial statement preparation and analysis.
  • Experience in writing papers on documenting accounting guidance and conclusions.
  • Program design skills including development of interventions, processes, or new or modified programs to meet customer needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to work with all organizational levels, and to influence actions and negotiate outcomes.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means.
  • Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.
  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


  • Advanced degree and/or CPA designation.
  • General understanding of FERC Code of Regulations. 
  • Experience in SAP Financial Systems modules. 
  • General understanding of utility economics and accounting, as well as utility commission rules and regulations.

Additional Information

Req Id: 104683
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: No Selection
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: 80,900.00 - 95,200.00

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential. 


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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