Supervisor, Accounting

Requisition ID # 63385 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Supervisor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview


Corporate Accounting provides accurate and timely delivery of the company’s consolidated financial statements, variance analyses, account reconciliations, and other analyses that support the filing of Forms 10Q and 10K.  The high-profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career and contribute and be recognized.  The work of our department is key to the Company and provides challenge and variety including application of appropriate accounting treatment and analyses under GAAP, FERC, Tax and SEC reporting.



Position Summary


The Financial Accounting team is responsible for maintaining the books and records of PG&E Corporation and the subsidiaries of the Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.  The team coordinates the monthly close process for the Controller’s department and records and reconciles various prepaid, other assets and liabilities accounts, short and long-term debt and equity related accounts.  Financial Accounting also consolidates PG&E Corporation and its subsidiaries’ financial results and reports variances associated with the financial statements.


We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Accounting Supervisor to lead the Financial Accounting team.  This individual should have strong leadership and analytical skills.  He or she should have excellent oral and written communication skills.  This individual will collaborate closely with cross functional teams within Finance to ensure that the close process is run efficiently.  


Job Responsibilities


Supervises the monitoring and development of monthly reports and recording of assets, liabilities and/or other transactions:

  • Reviews month-end closing process (journal entries and reconciliations).
  • Review monthly variance analysis.
  • Review supporting documentation for SEC and regulatory filings.


Reviews and interprets policies, reporting requirements, rules and regulations:

  • Provides guidance to direct reports in the process of researching and resolving issues. May also lead the resolution of more complex accounting / disclosure issues.
  • Identifies, researches, and coordinates the resolution of accounting issues.
  • Provides guidance on appropriate techniques and methodologies for analyzing regulatory decisions.
  • Assists in development of research objectives, approach design and analysis on impacting accounting issues.


Assists in setup of processes, procedures and other improvement efficiencies:

  • Assists analysts and senior analysts in identifying areas for process improvement at the desk level.
  • Identifies process improvements to reduce risk during account review, improve effectiveness of communications with business partners, and gain efficiencies during monthly close review procedures.
  • Maintains and improves relationships with key business partners to gather information to ensure timelines of capturing transactions in the financial statements and resolving potential issues.
  • Supervises and contributes to the department and company projects initiatives to improve processes and understands / translates financial impacts.



  • Actively communicates issues and key activities to management.
  • Coordinates activities across multiple functional groups; manages and works collaboratively in taskforce teams.
  • Supervises, mentors, and develops a team of employees
  • Assists with the development and implementation of strategy in support of department goals.




  • BS degree in Accounting or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Requires a minimum of five years of relevant accounting experience
  • Supervisory experience with an ability to coach and manage staff




  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Typically eight years of relevant experience
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC
  • Ability to coordinate research and provide perspective on potential implications for line of business and/or company
  • Solid understanding of technical accounting
  • Solid understanding of FERC uniform chart of accounts
  • Ability to evaluate potential opportunities.
  • Problem solving with a proven ability in creative thinking and issue resolution
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Ability to present the rules and regulations behind assigned accounts to department management
  • Ability to use proper analytical techniques to breakdown and solve complex problems
  • Able to communicate highly complex ideas and findings to diverse audiences
  • Ability to successfully lead and develop employees


Salary Range
$71,000.00 - 102,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
San Francisco, CA 94105, US