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Portland General Electric 5965 - Senior Accountant in Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Senior Accountant, Gross Margin Accounting Team

Working in PGE’s Accounting department is more than numbers and balance sheets. Joining this collaborative team is an opportunity to develop your skills and work on complex projects with people from different areas of expertise. Do you continuously look for ways to optimize work processes? Are you someone that is action oriented and skilled in the art of communication? If so, we are looking for you, and there is room to grow where the future is electric. Join an energy leader today!

As Senior Accountant in our Gross Margin group, you will play a critical role in supporting PGE’s accounting, reporting and analysis for net variable power costs. You’ll be responsible for accounting transactions and ensuring the integrity of internal controls and accounting records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), company policies and regulatory accounting. In this role you’ll perform accounting activities that include preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of ledger accounts and financial statements that support our SEC and FERC filings. In addition, you will be expected to conduct accounting research and document accounting conclusions as necessary. You’ll also be a subject matter expert that provides analysis and consulting support to the business to help understand forecasting and budgeting variances that will assist in decision-making.

Our ideal candidate is someone that is a proactive problem-solver, has a collaborative mindset, can effectively communicate complex concepts and is ready to jump into their self-development path. In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, a CPA certification and utilities specific experience are preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute close activities including but not limited to preparation of complex journal entries, review of team member’s journal entries and preparation of account reconciliations.

  • Prepare and review various disclosures for PGE’s SEC and FERC filings.

  • Perform analysis over PGE’s net variable power cost results – working closely with the power operations team, the financial planning and analysis team and investor relations.

  • Present the monthly net variable power costs results to management.

  • Prepare and update the net variable power costs budget and forecasts.

  • Understand financial systems – quickly gain proficiency with accounting organization-specific applications and understand how to perform complex calculations/tasks; work with IT and/or vendors to test updates, patches, issues, implementations.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

Competencies and Requirements

  • Intermediate knowledge of accounting principles and concepts, including GAAP and regulatory accounting

  • Intermediate knowledge of internal controls, including the requirements of SOX

  • Intermediate knowledge of accounting and finance business processes and policies

  • Intermediate knowledge of financial systems

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills

  • Strong analytical thinking skills

  • Ability to adhere to deadlines

  • 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 successfully collaborate with peers, managers, and others within the organization

  • Ability to work long hours

  • Ability to work a variable schedule

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

  • Ability to commute to PGE locations, when necessary

  • Ability to use computer regularly for entire work shift

  • Comfortable working in a hybrid environment (onsite at a PGE location/working at home)


Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation 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.

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.

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

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At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.