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Finance Accounting Specialist (Mid or Senior Level) - Salt Lake City #50653

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Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

The finance and accounting specialist 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. 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.


Responsibilities of the Career level 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.
  • 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.


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

  • Act as a finance department subject matter expert to business unit client organizations.
  • Develop, coach and supervise the work of employees.


Requirements of the Career level include the following:

  • 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.
  • Proficient with the use of computer systems including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
  • Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • 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.


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

  • A minimum of seven years experience in accounting or a related field.
  • Supervisory experience of professional finance and accounting staff.  


  • 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

Additional Information

Additional Information

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Schedule: Full-time

Hiring Range: $76,500 - $107,300

Target Incentive percentage: 12.00 or 15.00


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: Salt Lake City

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