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Business Finance Analyst, Expert

I'm Interested Date posted 10/08/2020

Requisition ID # 64748 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

PG&E's dynamic Business Finance team provides financial planning and reporting services to PG&E. This involves Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, Monitoring, Controlling and Accounting, Operational Performance Reporting and Analysis, Strategic Planning and Analysis, and financial decision support to the operations organizations. All of these services are critical to a company with over $34 billion in assets and revenues of over $12 billion and serves over 5 million electricity distribution customers and over 4 million natural gas distribution customers.

PG&E is looking for talented people to join the Business Finance department. Our team plays a crucial role in supporting officers, directors, and managers of the Information Technology organization by providing key financial consulting and operational performance information that drive strategic decisions for the organizations. These positions offer considerable exposure to PG&E's business operations and an opportunity for stimulating professional growth.

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will have excellent consulting, verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, a background in finance, poise in working with many levels of staff, strong organizational and planning skills, initiative and enthusiasm, and strong interpersonal skills.  This candidate will be primarily responsible for the Information Technology Product & Enterprise Platform portfolio.


• Operational Performance Analyses: Analyze partner costs on a monthly basis; provide explanations of significant monthly variances. Prepare monthly financial reports with analyses of key drivers causing significant variances. Prepare monthly variance explanations; determine root causes of significant variances and identify appropriate corrective actions. Meet with partners (officers, directors and managers) to review costs, discuss variances, confirm external charges to partner orders or PCCs, and review significant standard cost variances. Track unit cost performance and work with partners on performance improvement plans.

• Budget Planning and Forecasting: Facilitate partner preparations for monthly Business Reviews by defining preparation schedules and preparing required documents (such as monthly business review profiles, annual budget requests, and budget prioritizations). Coordinate integrated planning process for partners (including 5-year capital outlook). Help coordinate monthly forecast process. Ensure alignment with regulatory filings.

• Support Key Business Issues: Actively participate in special initiatives related to Business Planning or business partner organizations and complete assigned tasks related to the initiatives.

• Departmental performance metrics: Develop, maintain and report key departmental metrics in areas of Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting.

• Strategic Planning and Analysis: Fulfill ad-hoc requests for cost-related data and analyses. Perform research to support partner regulatory filings and benchmarking efforts. Actively participate in partner leadership team meetings and provide financial advice. Proactively focus partner attention on areas requiring improvements. Liaison with Business Planning colleagues to ensure that partner information is gathered on time and presented appropriately for various UO meetings.

• Monitoring, Controlling, and Accounting: Proactively monitor costs and coordinate the corrections of cost accounting errors. Manage Orders and PCC hierarchy for partners to ensure reporting is systematically supported. Provide any ad-hoc SAP assistance to partners. Review partner cost monitoring systems to ensure that adequate controls are in place to uncover and correct erroneous charges.


Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelors in accounting, business, finance, engineering, or related field

• Minimum of 5 years work experience in financial analysis, developing budgets and/or forecasts

Desired Qualifications

• Demonstrated knowledge of SAP Business Warehouse

• Demonstrated knowledge of SAP R3, Excel, and Word

• Experience with PG&E budgeting process

• Demonstrated experience having successful interactions at various organizational levels (from line employees to managers to directors to officers)

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