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Senior Asset Accountant - Portland, Oregon - 106063

Date: Sep 7, 2021

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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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. 

Preferences

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an advanced degree.
  • SAP 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: 106063 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 71,100.00 - 83,600.00 

 

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.


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