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Finance/Accounting Specialist (External Reporting & Technical Accounting) - Portland, OR - 105417

Date: Jan 2, 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), the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rules and regulations and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts. Activities include interpretation and application of these principles, rules and regulations and accounting and finance policies, including those issued by governmental and regulatory bodies; and external and ad hoc financial reporting.


  • Perform technical accounting research under GAAP, FERC and SEC accounting and disclosure requirements, including gathering, analyzing and interpreting information to recommend proper accounting treatment to finance and operational personnel and document conclusions in formal memorandums or other written or verbal communications that may be shared with PacifiCorp’s executives and parent company.
  • Perform technical accounting duties, including reviews of significant contracts for accounting and disclosure implications, assessment of new accounting pronouncements and other internal controls related to technical accounting.
  • Perform quarterly variance analyses of actual results for reporting to parent company and in support of related deliverables for SEC filings and internal controls.
  • Assist with preparation of SEC Form 10-Q and 10-K filings.
  • Assist with preparation of other external reports, which may include state regulatory filings for affiliated interest activities and other annual reports and the quarterly and annual FERC Forms 3Q and Forms 1
  • Perform other ad hoc reporting and tasks, which may include providing information to external auditors, drafting responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, assisting with internal control compliance, evaluating finance policies and other internal requests. 
  • Consult with operational and management personnel on issues that may be critical, complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature, identifying and implementing solutions.


  • 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 GAAP. 
  • Experience in financial statement preparation and analysis.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds. 
  • 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 software applications, including Excel, to gather, analyze, and summarize data.
  • 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 and verbal explanations based upon analysis.


  • Public accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • General understanding of utility regulation and the FERC Uniform System of Accounts and ratemaking principles.
  • SAP experience 
  • Knowledge of company accounting policies, procedures, practices, and system 

Additional Information

Req ID: 105417 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 81,800.00 - 96,200.00 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary.

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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