Pacific Gas & Electric Company Business Finance Analyst, Associate in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 1853

Job Category : Accounting / Finance

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation#s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. Its the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

PG&E's dynamic Business Planning team provides financial planning and reporting services to PG&E. This involves Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, Monitoring, Controlling and Accounting, Operational Performance Reporting and Analysis, Strategic Planning and Analysis, and financial decision support to the operations organizations. All of these services are critical to a company with over $34 billion in assets and revenues of over $12 billion and serves over 5 million electricity distribution customers and over 4 million natural gas distribution customers. This high profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career, make a contribution and be recognized. The work of the Business Planning department is key to the company's success and provides challenge and variety, including involvement in developing, communicating, and implementing processes and tools related to budget and financial forecasts, analyzing business results and advising partners on business/operating impacts, as well as providing accurate and timely financial and operational performance reporting

Position Summary

The Business Finance Associate Program will provide the new hire a focused training curriculum and job onboarding experience. In concurrence with the training program, the Associate will be assigned within the Business Finance team to support a line of business.

Possible departments Associates will support include:

• Gas Operations

• Electric Operations

• Customer Care

• IT

• Energy Supply

• Corporate Services

Job Responsibilities

Planning and Forecasting: Facilitate and support business partner preparations for key project reviews with Management, Executive Project Committee (EPC), and Senior Utility Leadership as needed. This includes preparing schedules and required documents such as: business cases; job estimates; Capital vs. Expense analysis; EASOP and NPV analysis; project health status profiles; annual budget requests; contingency requests; and project plan prioritizations. Additional responsibilities include coordinating three-year spending, 5 year Capital, and monthly forecasts. Operational Performance Analyses: Analyze costs to provide explanations of significant monthly variances with emphasis on identifying root cause(s) and appropriate corrective actions. Meet with business partners (executive level through project manager) to review costs, discuss variances, and proposed actions. Track productivity and cost performance and work with business partners on performance improvement plans.

Monitoring, Controlling, and Accounting: Proactively monitor project costs and coordinate the corrections of cost accounting errors. Manage Orders, and reporting hierarchy for clients with respect to the goals and objectives of the client organization. Manage linkages between SAP cost records and client operational systems. Reconcile and understand relationships between SAP and client offline project management systems. Provide any ad-hoc SAP assistance to client users. Understand and apply accrual accounting to ensure that client costs are compliant with GAAP.



  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience


  • Prefer at least 1 of experience year relevant experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP R3, Excel, and Word

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the utility industry

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP Business Warehouse

  • Demonstrated experience having successful interactions at various organizational levels (from line employees to managers to directors to officers