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PG&E Business Finance Analyst, Senior in Oakland, California

Business Finance Analyst, Senior Location Oakland, California;

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Requisition ID # 148126

Job Category: Accounting / Finance

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

PG&E's Business Finance and Planning team provides critical financial support to its operational business partners within the company. This support includes: financial analysis; budgeting, planning and forecasting; monitoring, controlling and accounting; operational performance reporting and analysis; and strategic planning and analysis. These services are critical to achieving the company's strategic, operational, and financial objectives.

The Business Finance and Planning department provides a unique environment for energized and talented finance professionals to engage in the business as valued functional advisors, make meaningful contributions to the direction of a dynamic business, and be actively developed and recognized.

This role in particular will be within the Business Finance and Planning team supporting the Electric portfolio investment planning financial activities and processes.

Position Overview

In this highly visible role, you will support the strategic and technical financial planning of PG&E’s largest portfolio of work, with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion.

The successful candidate will support Electric’s annual and multi-year Investment Planning (IP) and Business Plan Deployment (BPD) efforts, oversee and drive meaningful improvements within the planning processes, tools and systems, and provide valuable analysis and insight on special initiatives and ad hoc financial requests. The Senior Analyst is expected to act as the Business Finance subject matter expert (SME) for our IP and functional partners on financial data management, tools and systems used to produce our annual and multi-year plans. They will participate in Executive-level and cross-departmental forums, support the IP and BPD leadership review materials, and may serve on several cross-functional initiatives helping shape the financial and operational strategy for the Electric portfolio.

The position will report directly to a Business Finance Sr. Manager, partner with an Expert level analyst, workalongside a dedicated team of individuals supporting the overall Investment/Integrated Planning and Regulatory Filings, and will partner closely with Business Finance leadership, Electric’s Investment Planning organization, regulatory and corporate BPD and technical planning teams.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E’s discretionary incentive compensation programs.

A reasonable salary range is:​

California Minimum:$98,000

California Maximum: $146,000

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and based on business needs.

Core Responsibilities

  • Investment Planning : Support all financial related items in the Electric investment plan to ensure current year financial decision making, annual risk-based prioritization and multi-year investment planning strategies are all in sync. This will include helping develop new processes and tools within Business Finance and within the Investment Planning organizations. Act as the finance subject matter expert (SME) for all financial data and the interface between investment planning and core SAP systems.

  • Business Plan Deployment : Support the overall Finance processes and own the deliverables for the Electric Business Plan Deployment process (formerly “S1/S2”). Effectively communicate and coordinate the timelines, material and meetings with Business Finance, Regulatory, Corporate Planning, LOB support organizations and LOB leadership.

  • PCC / Order Detail Planning : Act as the lead for the overall Provider Cost Center (PCC) / Headcount and Order Detail Planning (ODP) processes. This will require developing the overall calendar / tactical implementation plan, determining which tools/processes to build or leverage, and providing guidance to all analysts and partner stakeholder groups. Train new and existing team members on processes, best practices, and tools for successful planning.

  • Regulatory: Closely partner with others to coordinate our Investment Planning/Business Plan Deployment with all regulatory filings (GRC, TO, CEMA, WMP, RAMP etc…), including understanding revenue / recoverability impacts.

General Team Responsibilities

  • Process Improvement : Identify, and evaluate key processes for opportunities in effectiveness, control, and efficiency, and recommend and implement improvements.

  • Tools: Provide active engagement on the evaluation, design, and use of our critical financial toolset, especially they relate to Integrated Planning and Regulatory filings.

  • Governance : Implement and maintain functional governance standards, process documentation, training materials and provide feedback on areas of opportunity.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience or training

  • Job-related experience, 5yrs

Desired Qualifications, minimum above plus

  • Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or related field

  • Minimum ofXyears of relevant experience; desiredX+years experience Excellent interpersonal communication and quantitative skills

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Business, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or other quantitative discipline

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience presenting at executive level

  • Excellent PowerPoint / visual presentation skills

  • Intellectual curiosity, and relentless continuous improvement

  • Strong Excel modeling skills

  • Working knowledge of SAP R3, SAP Business Objects/Analysis for Office, Power BI, and/or Copperleaf

  • PG&E or utility industry investment planning experience

  • Six Sigma / Lean experience

  • Ability to present complex data and findings to internal audiences

  • Ability to apply knowledge and skill to resolve complex problems

  • Ability to solicit and integrate information from a variety of sources

  • Ability to use proper analytical techniques to breakdown and solve complex problems

  • Ability to work across functions to influence decisions

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences using a variety of media

  • Ability to integrate industry knowledge into everyday business practices and decision making

  • Understands the financial impacts of issues specific to the utility industry

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.

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