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Manager, Business Finance

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 146049 

Job Category: Accounting / Finance 

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Finance

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 23,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More than anything else, we are driven by our responsibility for public and workforce safety—including the recognition that every single PG&E employee is a public safety leader.

At the same time, PG&E is at the forefront of changes in the utility industry to support the transition to a cleaner energy economy. We’re ranked among the nation’s cleanest utilities and are active in shaping clean energy policies at the state and national levels. A key part of our mission is to address the challenges of climate change on behalf of the communities we’re privileged to serve.

Evidence of our mission is visible in our Community Wildfire Safety Program, created in 2018 in response to a series of extreme weather events driven by climate change. This program, which includes precautionary measures in response to 2017 and 2018 wildfires that will help further reduce wildfire threats and strengthen our communities for the future, is continually being evaluated and adjusted to meet the changing needs of California.

Due to potential liabilities stemming from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, both the corporation and the utility filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on January 29, 2019 and emerged in June 2020. More than ever, PG&E is in a process of rebuilding – the way that the company works, its infrastructure, and its internal structures. At the forefront of all of this rebuilding is a focus on continuing to support those communities that have been affected by the wildfires.

As the Company pushes forward on its path to reinvention and innovation, a new board and a new leadership team will be at the helm. PG&E strongly believes that the future of the company will be driven by exceptional leaders who believe in the mission at hand.

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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Director, Finance Planning and Performance Management.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E’s discretionary incentive compensation programs. 

A reasonable salary range is:

California Minimum:$132,000

California Maximum:$226,000

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and based on business needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with leaders to drive high performance and execute business goals and priorities.
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with LOBs aimed at identifying and understanding the business needs and providing strategic tools and guidance.
  • Lead, support, and provide advice on the following major financial endeavors:  Annual and 5-Year Operating Plan, Quarterly Business Review Support, Board Reporting
  • Lead the enterprise monthly affordability tracking and reporting process.
  • Lead centralized analytics, modeling, and data visualization team for the Business Finance organization
  • Support standardization of financial reporting, analytics, and modeling across business units
  • Act as a consultant to Business Finance leaders and analysts on analytics, modeling, and data management/visualization tools.
  • Drive process improvements, including root causes analyses.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards to support business operating plans and goals.
  • Develops and leads a team of Principals, Experts, and Analysts through assignments and provides prompt and constructive feedback on individual performance through: employee goals, development plans, training plans.

Leadership Qualities

PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.

Strategic Mindset

  • Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

A Leader in the Community and Industry

  • Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Safety Leadership

  • A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.
  • Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.

Influences and Inspires

  • Using various- communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.
  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.

Optimizes Team Performance

  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.

Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion

  • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Fiscally Responsible

  • Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Leads Ethically and in a Compliant Manner

  • Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.
  • Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations.

Provides a High Level of Customer Service

  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Background Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Business, or Finance; or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience leading and developing teams AND
  • Minimum of five years in financial planning, analysis, forecasting, and budgeting


  • MBA
  • CPA and/or CFA
  • 5 years of relevant experience, including 2 years leading a team
  • Working knowledge of SAP R3, SAP BW
  • Ability to execute tactically as well as depict the whole idea / strategic analysis
  • Exceptional time management skills to deal with tight deadlines
  • Excellent strategic thinking, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Successful track record of working collaboratively with teams
  • Understanding of Utility Accounting fundamentals and the PG&E cost model to consult on program issues


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