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Business Finance Analyst

Apply Date posted 07/31/2020

Requisition ID # 51464 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

PG&E's Business Finance team provides critical financial support to its operational Business Partners within the company.  This support includes: financial analysis; budgeting, planning and forecasting; monitoring, controlling and accounting; operational performance reporting and analysis; and strategic planning and analysis. These services are critical to achieving the company's strategic, operational and financial objectives.

The Business Finance department provides a unique environment for energized and talented finance professionals to engage in the business as valued functional advisors, make meaningful contributions to the direction of a dynamic business, and be actively developed and recognized.

Client Organization

The successful candidate will support the Electric Operations organization.  Electric Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E’s Electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

Position Overview

The candidate will serve as a business partner focal for all finance and accounting, including planning, budget, forecasting, tools, and optimization analysis. A successful career analyst will integrate with the client organization and become a trusted financial and strategic thought leader. In sum, the individual will balance and utilize their functional expertise, intellectual curiosity, ethics, and interpersonal skills to build and maintain integrative relationships and ensure best in class decision support and recommendation.

Core Responsibilities

  • Planning (Long Term): Develop, advise, and integrate the business unit financial plans and performance baselines to meet the Company's long term operational and financial objectives.
  • Forecasting (Short Term): Provide timely, balanced forward looking financial assessments that capture current performance and enable nimble, value optimized operational and financial decisions.
  • Reporting & Analysis: Provide timely and accurate monthly financial visibility that objectively assesses performance, and proactive financial analytics that identify opportunities, risks, and associated resolution recommendations.

Other Responsibilities

  • Process Optimization: Identify, and evaluate key processes for opportunities in effectiveness, control, and efficiency, and recommend and implement improvements.
  • Tools: Provide active engagement on the evaluation, design, and use of our critical functional toolset.
  • Governance: Implement and maintain functional governance standards, and provide feedback on areas of opportunity.
  • Regulatory: Serve as the financial backbone for regulatory filings, support, and defense.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year of related functional experience (business, mathematics, statistics, engineering - based)
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Business, Finance, or equivalent quantitative experience

Desired Qualifications, minimum above plus

  • Experience following Integrated Planning Process
  • Experience working within utility industry
  • Working knowledge of SAP R3, SAP BW
  • Utilization of Data Visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and quantitative skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, and relentless continuous improvement
  • Strong Excel modeling and Powerpoint skills
  • Understanding of Accounting principles and overhead allocation mode