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Pacificorp Asset Accounting Specialist - Portland, Oregon - 106062 in Portland, Oregon

Asset Accounting Specialist - Portland, Oregon - 106062

Date: Oct 6, 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

Provides professional accounting services utilizing U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts. Activities include interpretation and application of accounting and capitalization policies, including those issued by governmental and regulatory bodies; analysis of construction project costs, including removal costs; preparation and maintenance of fixed asset records; and external and ad hoc financial reporting. 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.


  • Perform fixed assets/general accounting and month-end close activities through the preparation and processing of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger accounts and support of internal controls under Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance requirements.

  • Compile, analyze and interpret asset construction costs to determine if capital or expense in nature and allocate capital costs to final asset records created in PacifiCorp’s fixed asset subsidiary ledger.

  • Create, retire and transfer fixed assets records and maintain continuing property records in accordance with the requirements of the FERC’s Uniform System of Accounts.

  • Analyze cost data on capital projects and provide recommendations to field personnel based on capitalization policies.

  • Consult with operational and management personnel on issues that may be critical, complex, sensitive, or urgent in nature, identifying and implementing solutions.

  • Provide fixed assets related information to support the development of regulatory filings submitted to state and federal regulatory oversight agencies.

  • Perform ad hoc reporting, which may include drafting responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, external auditors, other regulatory bodies and other internal requests.

  • Provide financial, analytical and general business support to internal client organizations.

  • Perform ad hoc analytical and reporting tasks, including gathering information from other departments, interfacing with various levels of management and preparation and/or review of supporting work papers in a manner conducive to achieving compliance with internal controls and procedures

  • Position may also include responsibilities associated with asset retirement obligations accounting

  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger data including preparing journal entries


  • 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.

  • 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 software applications, including Excel, to gather, analyze, and summarize data.

  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.

  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds.

  • Ability to gather and analyze complex financial data and provide written explanations based upon analysis.


  • Advanced degree and/or CPA designation.

  • General understanding of utility regulation and the FERC Uniform System of Accounts and ratemaking principles.

  • Experience in SAP Financial Systems modules.

  • PowerPlan experience

  • Knowledge of company accounting policies, procedures, practices, and system

Additional Information

Req ID: 106062

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: No Selection

Personnel Subarea:

Hiring Range: 81,800.00 - 96,200.00

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.