Financial Business Analyst – Utility Asset Management Specialist II/III R16-521

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Financial Business Analyst – Utility Asset Management Specialist II/III R16-521
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Finance and Accounting
Posting Start Date: September 16, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours


Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon’s largest provider of electric service, PGE is helping to shape Oregon’s energy future.

What is it like to work at PGE? Well, it’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s enriching. And with the average employee spending nearly 14 years with us, we think you’ll like it too.

You’ll work with talented coworkers in a supportive and results-oriented environment. Our progressive vision and commitment to excellence in our service and operations will keep you and your coworkers engaged and aimed towards excellence.

Are you ready to be part of an essential, dynamic and motivating company? Join our team – apply for a position today.

Financial Business Analyst – Utility Asset Management Specialist II/III R16-521

Ensure the success of the Utility Asset Management (UAM) group as the financial and business analyst supporting all operational functions of the group.
The analyst will prepare budgets and pro forma income statements and monitor the financial performance of the UAM Group. The work consists of complex and non-routine tasks to maintain or improve the operation, reliability, safety, efficiency, profitability, and regulatory compliance of the Company in the area of Utility Asset Management, including: joint use administration, facility inspection, treatment and maintenance, wireless attachments, and outdoor lighting services.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (functions with percent of time spent performing function)

Financial and Business Analysis
• Prepare budgets, monitor budget performance, and update financial forecasts.
• Ensure that costs and revenues are accurately accounted for.
• Comprehensive knowledge of applicable statutes, policies, and procedures to ensure cost recovery and accurate rate calculations (pole attachment, inspection, wireless, etc)
• Monitor monthly budget and prepare necessary journal entries.
• Provide technical expertise in budgeting and accounting and occasionally transfer necessary analytical skills to other functional areas.
• Assist internal groups in the preparation of financial models. Maintain those models after their development
• Calculate and monitor unit and output costs and help improve processes and systems to lower unit costs.
• Partner with program managers to develop and maintain forecasting models and production management tools to influence resource allocations.

Experience Required:


  • Typically a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, marketing, science, math, similar field or commensurate experience. Three years of related experience in a specialty area or one year of postgraduate study in a specialty area plus two years of related experience.
  • Typically two to five year’s related work experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel.
  • Understanding of basic financial statements including Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements.
  • Understand utility accounting practices including expense, capital and above and below the line accounts.
  • Working knowledge of applicable statutes, policies, and procedures in a specific functional area of the organization.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good perspective of utility business.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills involving presentations before groups.
  • Effective human relations skills.
  • Ability to manage time and work projects effectively.
  • Experience gained through a combination of on-the-job and formal training.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Interested in the extras? PGE offers a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan. Additionally, PGE provides robust on-the-job development and training opportunities, as well as incentives for meeting company goals and encouraging health, safety and community volunteerism.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Staffing Services Contact:

Sandy Banister




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Posting End Date: October 3, 2016