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Finance/Accounting Specialist - Portland, OR #109930

Date: Mar 2, 2023

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.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

  • Cross-train with several members of the corporate accounting team on various critical functions including regulatory, benefits, cost recovery, leasing and debt accounting, potentially including the following duties: 
    • Research and document conclusions; 
    • Document processes; 
    • Coordinate with regulatory accounting managers and others outside the accounting team; 
    • Analyze and reconcile general ledger data including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations; 
    • Prepare invoices and maintain customer relationships; 
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in areas of expertise as needed; 
  • Help streamline and automate corporate accounting functions.
  • Perform month, quarter and year-end close functions
  • Implement and manage internal controls to maintain Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Prepare responses for regulatory data requests related to areas of expertise as needed.
  • Perform other corporate accounting responsibilities as department needs change and to ensure sufficient cross-training.
  • Participate in preparation and analysis of monthly Financial & Operating statements and quarterly and annual FERC/SEC/regulatory reports as needed related to areas of expertise.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in accounting or a related field. 
  • A strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to accept and implement feedback with a professional attitude.
  • 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 collaborate with other team members and departments, maintain project timelines and 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 with GAAP for regulatory accounting (ASC 980).
  • Experience implementing new technology tools in accounting processes.
  • 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: 109930 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FT 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $85,500. - 100,600  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% of salary.

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 


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

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

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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