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General Asset Accountant - Portland, Oregon -108212

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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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 professional accounting services utilizing U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts. Activities include interpretation and application of accounting and capitalization policies, including those issued by governmental and regulatory bodies; analysis of construction project costs, including removal costs; preparation and maintenance of fixed asset records; and external and ad hoc financial reporting.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Perform fixed assets/general accounting and month-end close activities through the preparation and processing of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger accounts and support of internal controls under Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance requirements.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret asset construction costs to determine if capital or expense in nature and allocate capital costs to final asset records created in PacifiCorp’s fixed asset subsidiary ledger.
  • Create, retire and transfer fixed assets records and maintain continuing property records in accordance with the requirements of the FERC’s Uniform System of Accounts.
  • Analyze cost data on capital projects and provide recommendations to field personnel based on capitalization policies.
  • Consult with operational and management personnel on issues that may be critical, complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature, identifying and implementing solutions.
  • Perform moderately complex assignments requiring analysis, integration, and creativity. 
  • Provide fixed assets related information to support the development of regulatory filings submitted to state and federal regulatory oversight agencies.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, which may include drafting responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, external auditors, other regulatory bodies and other internal requests.
  • Provide financial, analytical and general business support to internal client  organizations.
  • Perform ad hoc analytical and reporting tasks, including gathering information from other departments, interfacing with various levels of management and preparation and/or review of supporting work papers in a manner conducive to achieving compliance with internal controls and procedures.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience that has contributed to the development of proven accounting, interpretation and application skills, financial and economic analysis skills. 
  • General knowledge of GAAP.
  • Analysis skills including gathering and analyzing moderately complex financial data and providing recommendations upon analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal/external customer issues which may be critical, sensitive, or urgent in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.



  • Proficiency with FERC Uniform System of Accounts
  • Proficiency with PowerPlan
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet applications when conducting analysis and financial modeling. 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an advanced degree.
  • SAP or Oracle financial modules competence.
  •  General understanding of utility regulation and the FERC Code of Regulations.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, company accounting policies, procedures and practices and company accounting systems; an understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.

Additional Information

Req Id: 108212
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: 66,200 - 78,000 

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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