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Pacificorp General Accountant (Associate and Mid-Level) - Portland, OR - 55037 in Portland, Oregon

General Accountant (Associate and Mid-Level) - Portland, OR - 55037

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Date:Oct 4, 2019

Location:Portland, OR, US, 97232


General Purpose

Provides professional accounting services utilizing U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Activities include interpretation of accounting and taxation rules and policies issued by governmental and regulatory bodies; preparation of regulatory statements, internal/external financial statements and/or tax returns; analysis of financial and/or economic data


  • Perform fixed assets/general accounting and month-end close activities through the preparation and processing of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger accounts and support of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.

  • Compile and analyze cost data on capital projects and provide recommendations to field personnel based on capitalization policies.

  • Compile, analyze and interpret asset construction costs to determine if capital vs. expense and allocate capital costs to final asset records created in PacifiCorp’s fixed asset subsidiary ledger.

  • Create, retire and transfer fixed assets records; maintain continuing property records in accordance with the FERC’s Uniform System of Accounts.

In addition, the Mid-Level General Accountant responsibilities include:

  • Perform moderately complex assignments, which may be critical, sensitive or urgent in nature, requiring analysis, integration and creativity.

  • Provide fixed assets related information to support the development of regulatory filings submitted to state and federal regulatory oversight agencies.

  • Compile, analyze and interpret financial and non-financial data on an accurate and timely basis in the preparation of PacifiCorp’s annual and quarterly report filed with the SEC and annual reports filed with PacifiCorp’s state regulatory commissions.

  • Perform ad hoc reporting, which may include drafting responses to data requests from state regulatory commissions, external auditors, other regulatory bodies and other internal requests.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Basic knowledge of GAAP, company accounting principles, procedures, practices, and company accounting systems.

  • Analysis skills including gathering and analyzing financial or economic data.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet applications when conducting analysis and financial/economic modeling.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to resolve internal/external customer issues.

  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.

In addition, the Mid-Level General Accountant requirements include:

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience that has contributed to the development of proven accounting, interpretation and computer application skills.

  • General knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Analytical skills including gathering and analyzing moderately complex fixed asset accounting data and providing recommendations upon analysis. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal/external customer issues which may be critical, sensitive, or urgent in nature.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computers, including Microsoft applications.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • SAP experience.

  • General understanding of utility regulation and the FERC Uniform System of Accounts and ratemaking principles is a plus.

  • Knowledge of company accounting policies, procedures, practices, and system

Additional Information

Req ID: 55037

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland

Department: PacifiCorp

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea:

Hiring Range: 45,900.00 - 74,200.00

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market:Portland OregonCareer Segment:ERP, Law, Accounting, Compliance, SAP, Technology, Legal, Finance

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