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Finance/Accounting Specialist - SLC, UT - #106957

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp


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

The finance and accounting specialist prepares financial and business-related analyses and other work product supporting the following areas of focus: capital expense, O&M expense, business planning, workforce, regulatory filings and discovery, general accounting and month-end close activities, and general finance and business support to internal client organizations.

Provides advice and counsel to management and client organizations. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions.  Researches, analyzes, develops, and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.


•    Analyze and interpret actual results, prepare short-term forecasts, and report to management concerning the following: capital project expense; O&M expense incurred at corporate administrative departments; and workforce levels.
•    Support preparation of long-term department-level O&M expense and workforce projections in support of the business planning process. Support business unit consolidation and reporting efforts associated with the long-term business planning process.
•    Gather, interpret, and analyze financial data for use in forecasting, trend analysis and modeling.
•    Review capital project expenditure appropriation requests
•    Provide financial, analytical, and general business support to internal client organizations.
•    Support general accounting and month-end close activities through the preparation and processing of journal entries, accruals, and amortization schedules, preparation of interdepartmental cost allocations, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, and support of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.
•    Provide information to support the development of regulatory filings submitted to state and federal regulatory oversight agencies.
•    Work independently with department managers to develop financial targets and assist client organizations in delivering against established targets.
•    Develop and maintain efficient, reliable, and accurate business reporting tools.
•    Direct special projects and studies as assigned.
•    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, 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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (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 with all organizational levels, and to influence actions and negotiate outcomes. 
  • 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 personal computers systems 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 influence actions and negotiate outcomes.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local government laws and regulations. 


  • Advanced degree and/or CPA designation. 
  • General understanding of FERC Code of Regulations.  
  • Experience in fixed asset accounting and depreciation theory and practices.
  • Experience in SAP Financial Systems modules.  
  • General understanding of utility economics and accounting, as well as utility commission rules and regulations

Additional Information

Req Id: 106957
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $83,400 - $98,100 

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

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