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Pacificorp Senior General Asset Accountant - Portland, Oregon - #109275 in PORTLAND, Oregon

Senior General Asset Accountant - Portland, Oregon - #109275

Date: Nov 10, 2022

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.


  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of five years relevant work experience that has contributed to the development of skills in accounting, including the ability to gather and analyze complex financial data and provide written explanations based upon analysis.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computers, including spreadsheet applications, when conducting analysis and financial modeling.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an advanced degree.

  • SAP financial modules competence.

  • PowerPlan competence

  • General understanding of utility regulation and the FERC Code of Regulations.

  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, company accounting policies, procedures and practices and company accounting systems; an understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.

Additional Information

Req Id: 109275

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: PORTLAND

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: FULL TIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 72,500.00 - 85,300.00

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 celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.