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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

Department Overview

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.

Position Overview

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 Qualifications

  • 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