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Finance/Accounting Analyst - Portland, OR #52276

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Date: Jun 19, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Accounting for regulated wholesale electricity sales and purchases, unit contingent renewable and qualifying facility generation purchases.  This includes, invoicing, payment of invoices, contract administration, analysis, account reconciliations, internal reporting, interfacing with counterparties at other companies, responding to internal and external auditors, regulatory data requests and preparing annual reports for FERC.


  • Prepare and review monthly billing for power contracts
  • Prepare and review monthly billing of transmissions service agreements
  • Summarize monthly financial transactions covering transmissions services.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual FERC/regulatory reports.
  • Process internal controls to maintain Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Track customer activity for outstanding accounts receivables.
  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger data including preparing journal entries.
  • Assist in resolving customer issues and disputes as they arise.
  • Assist in contract documentation and implementation of contract provisions and ensure alignment with operation activities.
  • Assist in response to data requests from auditors, regulators, and other ad hoc assignments.
  • Assist in maintaining policies, procedures, business processes, and contract activities.
  • Monitor cash receipts to ensure timely receipt and posting of cash.
  • Assist in the review of counterparty confirmations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting Finance or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A minimum of three years experience in accounting and financial analysis.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, forecasting, and modeling skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive 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. Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.


  • General understanding of FERC Code of Regulations. 
  • Experience working with legal contracts and ability to interpret and apply contractual language.
  • Experience in billing, collections, and financial analysis.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data especially excel and prior experience with financial accounting systems.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Req ID: 52276 

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt 

Hiring Range: 60,800-74,200


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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