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Portland General Electric Senior Financial Analyst - Wildfire Mitigation Program in Tualatin, Oregon

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

Senior Financial Analyst - Wildfire Mitigation Program

Job Description:

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for financial analysis and a desire to make a significant impact? Join PGE's Wildfire Mitigation Team as a Senior Financial Analyst and be at the forefront of developing a leading finance program with unparalleled process development and tracking. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a high-visibility initiative that is crucial for PGE's commitment to safety and sustainability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance Program Development: Establish and lead a pioneering finance program for PGE’s Wildfire Mitigation, focusing on process development, tracking, and financial impact.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Partner with key stakeholders within and outside the company, including internal audit, PGE leadership, OPUC regulators, and other interested parties.

  • Expense Management: Take line-item responsibility for understanding all charges against Wildfire accounting, offering guidance on expense recording, categorization, and making necessary corrections.

  • Data Analysis: Conduct comprehensive economic and financial modeling, revenue and cost projections in collaboration with corporate finance o ensure consistent practices.

  • Operational Analysis: Perform analyses of competitors, operational effectiveness, and capacity utilization to inform strategic decisions.

  • Budget Management: Oversee corporate and site budgets, generate forecasts, analyze utilization, and provide financial insights to the organization.

  • Scenario Modeling: Create detailed financial models of various scenarios to support future business planning decisions.

  • Accuracy Assurance: Investigate and verify the accuracy of financial charges across the company to ensure precise accounting and reporting.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • Proven experience in financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.

  • Strong understanding of economic and financial principles with the ability to analyze complex data.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and manage multiple priorities.

  • High attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting and analysis.

  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

About PGE: Portland General Electric (PGE) is dedicated to delivering reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions. The Wildfire Mitigation Program is a critical component of our strategy to enhance safety and resilience across our service areas. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape and lead a finance program with significant visibility and impact, contributing to the success of PGE’s wildfire mitigation efforts.

Why Join Us:

  • Impactful Work: Contribute to a vital program that ensures the safety and sustainability of our communities.

  • Innovative Environment: Be part of a team that values creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.

  • Community Focus: Work for a company that is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve.

If you are a dedicated financial professional with a passion for making a difference, apply now to join PGE’s Wildfire Mitigation Team and help shape the future of energy safety and sustainability.

The Details:

Key Job Information

Senior Financial Analyst 5959

Grade 7

Career Level: P3

Key Responsibilities

Economic Analysis Develops economic analyses for significant and complex corporate projects and/or functions, including examining economics/costs under uncertainty; directs the activities of at least one other team member in completing the analysis

Financial Models Develops longer-term financial models with complex assumptions or relationships (e.g., models that will receive a high level of scrutiny internally and by regulatory groups); coordinates with other departments to ensure model assumptions/outputs align across the organization

Reporting Develops end-to-end load-forecasting models with complex algorithm and presents to management and internal stakeholders; identifies, designs and implements process improvements of the load-forecasting models

Internal Consulting Develops reports documenting complex analyses; may be responsible for preparing annual budgets and/or strategy reports including metrics and measurements

External Interaction Presents analysis and work products to clients and senior management; may direct external consultants to complete projects

Financial Systems Prepares information to be presented to the Oregon Public Utilities Commission and other external parties and answer straightforward questions

Education/Experience/Certifications

Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, economics or other related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Typically five or more years in related field. Strongly preferred: Experience in utility accounting and understanding of utility business model.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Functional Competencies

  • Intermediate knowledge of fundamental economic, business and accounting principles

  • Advanced knowledge of macroeconomics and microeconomics, pricing theory, finance, accounting and financial analysis

  • Advanced financial modeling skills and experience using Microsoft Excel

  • Intermediate knowledge of regulated utility operations, revenue requirements, utility accounting principles (e.g., rate-base return standard, AFUDC), wholesale power market and the basics of power plant and transmission system operation and market fundamentals

  • Intermediate mathematical skills, including calculus, ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra, probability and multivariate statistics

  • Intermediate knowledge of fundamental economic, business and accounting principles

General Competencies

  • Intermediate business acumen

  • Intermediate problem-solving skills

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Intermediate analytical thinking skills

  • Intermediate organization and prioritization skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Intermediate: Consistent use of relevant principles to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Cognitive

  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards

  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization Demonstrates sound memory

  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks

Schedule/Attendance

  • Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule

  • Ability to work long hours as needed.

  • Ability to work a variable schedule

  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance

  • Ability to work shift schedule

  • Ability to work on-call schedule

PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of in-the-office and working offsite. This individual will need to be located within 75 miles from job location and will need to work in-the-office at least one day a week. However, these arrangements may change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.

Physical Capabilities

  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving practices.

  • Occasional driving/traveling/commuting within service territory

  • Occasional driving/overnight traveling/commuting outside the service territory

  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling/carrying: Up to 10 lb

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor: Office

Compensation Range:

$87,225.00 - $145,375.00

Actual total compensation, including a performance based incentive bonus, is commensurate with experience, skills, qualifications, education, training, and internal equity. While we anticipate the selected candidate for this position will fall towards the middle or entry point of the compensation range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total rewards package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future. To find out more, click here (https://portlandgeneral.com/hrcs5511) .

Join us today and power your potential!

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting talentacquisition@pgn.com or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at dei@pgn.com .

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. Posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below. If no date is listed, job is open until filled.

July 21, 2024

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