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Finance/ Accounting Analyst (Associate or Mid Level) - Salt Lake City, Utah #4612

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Date: Apr 23, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

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

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.


Responsibilities of  the Associate level position include the following:

  • Analyze and interpret actual results, prepare short-term forecasts, and report to management concerning the following: O&M expense incurred at corporate administrative departments; retail revenue, sales volume and product pricing; capital project expense; 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.
  • 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 and accruals, 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.

In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the Career level position include the following:

  • Complete job responsibilities independently with limited management oversight in a consistent, timely, and accurate manner.
  • 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.
  • Support special projects and studies as assigned. 


Requirements of the Associate level include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting Finance or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local government 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.


In addition to the above, requirements for the Career level include the following:


  • A minimum of three years’ experience in accounting and financial analysis.
  • Data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, forecasting, and modeling skills.


  • Advanced degree and/or CPA designation.
  • Working knowledge of FERC reporting standards and requirements.
  • Experience with SAP in an accounting or financial reporting role.
  • General understanding of utility economics and utility commission rules and regulations.
  • An inherent desire to learn and to find new ways to deliver value to the company and its customers


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Req ID: 4612 

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Schedule: FULLTIME

Hiring Range: $45,900-$56,000 or $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.

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