Pacific Gas & Electric Company Business Finance Analyst, Senior in San Francisco, California
Requisition ID # 30610
Job Category : Accounting / Finance
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Finance and Risk
Job Location : San Francisco
PG&E's Business Finance 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 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.
The successful candidate will support the Information Technology (IT) Department. The candidate will also work closely with a variety of individuals ranging from various IT partners along with the accounting department to define and achieve IT’s strategic objectives.
The candidate will also serve as a contact for all finance and accounting, operational performance and budget and forecasting inquiries for the support organizations within IT. A successful senior will embed her/himself in the client organization and become a trusted financial and strategic partner of the leadership team. The individual will pro-actively identify the client organization’s financial decision-making and performance monitoring needs and work with their team to governance processes and cost efficiency initiatives.
The successful candidate will also help PG&E attain its goals by leveraging her/his exceptional communication, interpersonal, technical, analytical, statistical, and strategic skills, while applying the highest work ethic.
Minimum of 3 years of analytical experience (business, mathematics, statistics)
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Business, Finance, other quantitative discipline or relevant work experience
Desired Qualifications, minimum above plus
Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word
Working knowledge of SAP and Analysis for Excel
Able to present complex data and findings to internal audiences
Ability to solicit and integrate information from a variety of sources
Ability to use proper analytical techniques to breakdown and solve complex problems
Strong Excel modeling
Ability to execute tactically as well as depict the whole idea / analysis strategically for leadership teams (Vice Presidents, Sr. Directors, Directors and Managers)
Establish a working environment that fosters engagement, continuous learning, innovation, open honest communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, efficiency, accountability, collegiality and safety.
Drive understanding of client business model and utility business model.
Independently conceive of value-adding improvements to team or Business Finance-wide processes. Develop plans and direct improvement initiatives, and effectively communicate results to leadership.
Attend professional development and training seminars on a regular basis.
Provides advice and counsel to Business Finance leadership team, as needed.
Regularly attend and actively engage in client staff and strategic planning meetings. Brief team on client initiatives.
Identify and address internal and client training needs.
Business Strategy Development:
Partner with IT’s leadership team to prepare recommendations on program plans, operating forecasts, and other financial matters.
Independently conceive of value-adding business analyses and initiatives for the client organization. Develop and direct the analyses / initiatives, and effectively communicate results to leadership.
Financial Planning & Management:
Ensure the timely and accurate completion of the following major financial management endeavors: Quarterly Business Reviews and Monthly Financial Reporting.
Understand utility Cost-of-Service accounting fundamentals and the PG&E cost model and effectively communicate concepts to team and client.
Drive financial accountability and financial performance management within the client organization.
Provide expert financial analysis and advice to client in a clear and effective manner.
Lead the development and production of standard and ad hoc reports and analytical tools to ensure accurate and consistent representation of financial and operational performance.
Advise and coordinate the development and implementation of robust financial governance processes across key stakeholders groups.
Performance Management and Measurement:
Identify inefficiencies in internal processes and implement improvements by directing internal and leading Business Finance-wide improvement initiatives and measuring yield on improvements.
Advise internal and client leadership on operational performance management and measurement including creating tools and measuring performance.
Assist client organization and Business Finance in monitoring and reporting performance initiatives