Pacific Gas & Electric Company External Reporting Analyst, Senior in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 16045

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

The Corporate Accounting department is responsible for the timely and accurate recording and reporting of financial results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements. The work is critical to the company’s success and provides challenges and variety, including analysis and application of appropriate accounting and disclosure requirements under US GAAP, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders, and SEC regulations.

The External Reporting team is a sub-team within Corporate Accounting and performs quarterly and annual financial reporting to multiple external regulators such as the SEC, FERC, and the CPUC. The team also completes financial reporting duties for the employee benefit plans, nuclear decommissioning trusts (NDT), and other management reports or external surveys. This high profile team provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career, make a contribution and be recognized. The work of the team provides exposure to key individuals in Financial Forecasting, Legal, and Investor Relations.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Senior Accounting Analyst to work in our External Reporting team. 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares complex 10-Q & 10-K reporting disclosures and supporting workpaper documentation

  • Prepares financial statements and disclosures for various non-SEC reporting requirements (e.g., FERC, CPUC, employee benefit plans, NDT) and supporting workpaper documentation.

  • Assists in set up of processes and procedures and related documentation

  • 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

  • Prepares and interprets policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations

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

  • Manages communication with external parties (e.g. auditors) and addresses inquiries.

  • Interprets data, reports and records for managers/stakeholders

  • Provides supporting documentation and explanations to internal and external auditors.

  • Identifies and evaluates accounting issues including preparing documentation, proposing solutions and/or communicating issues

  • Prepares analysis and conclusions of complex accounting issues

  • Educates the business on accounting topics

  • Reviews emerging standards and considers their impact on PG&E



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

  • Minimum of four years of accounting experience


  • Six or more years relevant experience

  • Proficient computer skills (Excel/Word/SAP)

  • 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