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Job - Business Finance Analyst, Associate in California

California, United States
Job type
Commercial, Financial and Legal Jobs
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Posted on
2 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


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

Department Overview

PG&E's dynamic Business Planning 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 $60 billion in assets and revenues of over $17 billion and serves over 5 million electricity
distribution customers and over 4 million natural gas distribution customers.
This high profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite
their career, make a contribution and be recognized. The work of the Business Planning
department is key to the company's success and provides challenge and variety, including
involvement in developing, communicating, and implementing processes and tools related to
budget and financial forecasts, analyzing business results and advising partners on
business/operating impacts, as well as providing accurate and timely financial and operational
performance reporting.

Position Summary

The Business Finance Operations Associate Development Program is a 3 to 6 month training
program that provides Associates an opportunity to gain meaningful training and experience within
Business Finance. Once training is complete, each Associate will be assigned within Business
Finance to support a line of business. Each Associate's permanent role and responsibility will depend on his/her academic, experiential background, and performance during the Development
Possible departments Associates can transfer into include:
• Gas Operations
• Electric Operations
• Customer Care
• IT
• Energy Supply
• Shared Services


Minimum Qualifications:
•BA/BS in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related discipline or equivalent


Planning and Forecasting: Facilitate and support business partner preparations for key project
reviews with Management, Executive Project Committee (EPC), and Senior Utility Leadership as
needed. This includes preparing schedules and required documents such as: business cases; job
estimates; Capital vs. Expense analysis; EASOP and NPV analysis; project health status profiles;
annual budget requests; contingency requests; and project plan prioritizations. Additional
responsibilities include coordinating three-year spending, 5 year Capital, and monthly forecasts.
Operational Performance Analyses: Analyze costs to provide explanations of significant monthly
variances with emphasis on identifying root cause(s) and appropriate corrective actions. Meet with
business partners (executive level through project manager) to review costs, discuss variances,
and proposed actions. Track productivity and cost performance and work with business partners
on performance improvement plans.
Monitoring, Controlling, and Accounting: Proactively monitor project costs and coordinate the
corrections of cost accounting errors. Manage Orders, WBS structure and reporting hierarchy for
clients with respect to the goals and objectives of the client organization. Manage linkages between
SAP cost records and client operational systems. Reconcile and understand relationships between
SAP and client offline project management systems. Provide any ad-hoc SAP assistance to client
users. Understand and apply accrual accounting to ensure that client costs are compliant with

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