Sr General Accountant (Portland, Oregon) #111751

Date: Feb 29, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


General Purpose

The successful candidate in this position will provide professional accounting services utilizing appropriate accounting principles. Activities may include preparation and review of: journal entries and account reconciliations; work papers and other schedules; internal/external financial statements; management reports and analysis of financial, tax and/or economic data.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

  • Compile data, analyze, review and interpret financial results; including balance sheets, statements of operations and statements of cash flows.
  • Perform activities in compliance with U.S. SOX and Company policies.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret data in preparation of PacifiCorp’s annual and quarterly reports filed with the SEC and the company’s state regulatory commissions.
  • Research & interpret accounting and taxation rules including policies issued by governmental and regulatory bodies.
  • Perform analytical and reporting tasks: gather information from other departments, interface with various levels of management and prepare and/or review of supporting work papers in a manner conducive to achieving compliance with our internal controls and procedures.
  • Test and review accounting transactions for accuracy of entry and classification.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, including drafting of responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, external auditors, other regulatory bodies and other internal requests.
  • Notify business units and management of potential problems identified, which may be critical, complex, sensitive or urgent in nature, and work through resolutions as appropriate. 
  • Consult, resolve and/or recommend alternatives to internal/external customer issues which may be critical, complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature.

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 five years relevant work experience that has contributed to the development of skills in accounting, including the ability to gather and analyze complex financial data and provide written explanations based upon analysis.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers, including spreadsheet applications, when conducting analysis and financial modeling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. 


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an advanced degree.
  • SAP financial modules competence.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, accounting policies, procedures and practices and accounting systems; an understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111751 
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FT 
Personnel Subarea: ​​​​​​​Exempt
Hiring Range: $76,200 - $89,600  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% 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.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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