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Senior Finance/Accounting Analyst - Portland, Oregon - 106112

Date: Sep 22, 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

Conducts analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, development of alternatives and recommendations.   Presents analysis and recommendations to management and may implement selected alternative.  Analyses include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis, trending/forecasting, financial analysis, budget analysis and reporting.


  • Prepare and review monthly billing for transmission service contracts involving complex spreadsheets..
  • Assist in the, preparation of quarterly and annual FERC/regulatory reports.
  • Summarize monthly financial transactions covering transmissions services.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and review monthly billing of transmissions service agreements.
  • Manage in transmission agreements and ensure proper financial reporting.  
  • Research and analyze meter and schedule data and address and resolve data problems for accurate customer billing.
  • 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, regulation, and other ad hoc assignments.
  • Assist in maintaining policies, procedures, business processes, and contract activities.. 
  • Preparation of billings for construction activities.
  • Track maintenance and capital work for settlement on joint-owner assets.
  • Develop operational knowledge over control center activities. 


  • 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 with strong data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, and modeling. 
  • A strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 
  • Experience in financial analysis.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means. 
  • 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 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.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data especially excel and prior experience with financial accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations. 


  • Advanced degree and/or relevant certifications. 
  • General understanding of FERC Code of Regulations.  
  • Experience in SAP Financial Systems modules.  
  • General understanding of utility economics and accounting, as well as utility commission rules and regulations. 
  • End to end knowledge of the various transmission transactional activities from source data to settlement.
  • General understanding of the transmission tariff and applicable provisions for financial settlement.
  • Experience in negotiating and settlement of contractual and billing disputes.
  • Electrical engineering knowledge or general understanding of metering data.
  • Knowledge in Transmission Scheduling practices including understanding tagging and related industry rules.
  • Experience working with legal contracts and ability to interpret and apply contractual language. 
  • Experience in billing, collections, and financial analysis.
  • Proficient with using and programming COGNOS reports.
  • Working knowledge of the Company's Operational Systems including MV-90, AS400, MV-PBS, and OASIS.

Additional Information

Req ID: 106112 
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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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