Pacific Gas & Electric Company Financial Accounting Analyst, Senior in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 14231

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.It's 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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Corporate Accounting provides accurate and timely delivery of company’s consolidated financial statements, variance analyses, account reconciliations, and other analyses that support the filing of Forms 10Q and 10K. The high profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career and make a contribution and be recognized. The work of our department is key to the Company and provides challenge and variety including application of appropriate accounting treatment and analyses under GAAP, FERC, Tax and SEC reporting.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Senior Accounting Analyst to work in our Financial Accounting team, a sub-team of Corporate Accounting. This individual should have strong analytical skills and be detail oriented and self-directed. He or she should have excellent oral and written communication skills. This individual will be responsible for accounting and reporting for accounts and disclosures related to debt, equity, prepaid, legal accruals, insurance recovery, and other accounts.

Job Responsibilities

Reviews and interprets policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations:

  • Analyzes data provided by business partners record the resulting accounting entries.

  • Identifies issues, proposes solutions, and documents conclusions with minimum supervision.

  • Researches accounting guidance to determine proper accounting treatment.

Monitors and develops monthly reports and provides record of assets, liabilities and/or other transactions:

  • Assists in the month-end closing process including journal entry preparation

  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations for complex / high risk accounts, including communications with appropriate internal and external business partners to understand / resolve reconciling items

  • Prepares monthly variance analysis

  • Prepares supporting documentation for annual and quarterly financial, tax and regulatory filings, and/or income tax return

Interprets data, reports and records for managers/stakeholders:

  • Provides supporting documentation and explanations to internal and external auditors

  • Demonstrates a complete understanding of assigned sections and has the ability to respond to inquiries.

  • Manages communication with internal and external parties

Assists in setup of processes, procedures and other improvement efficiencies:

  • Identifies process improvements to reduce risk and create efficiencies at the desk level.

  • Assists in the implementation of process improvement initiatives undertaken by the department.

  • Performs quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley testing for compliance

  • Participates in special projects to implement accounting tools to improve processes and gain efficiencies.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of accounting experience


  • Six or more years relevant experience

  • Proficient computer skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge of financial analysis and internal controls

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC and FERC requirements

  • Excellent research and issue resolution skills

  • Ability to assess and recommend solutions for complex projects

  • CPA or equivalent desired