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Finance Business Manager

Date:  Apr 11, 2021
Job ID:  1320

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Financial Planning & Analysis team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Finance Business Manager position!

Job Description

PSE is on a mission to achieve Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) compliance and is looking for a motivated finance professional to support executive and board level decision making. This position will be responsible for maintaining existing proprietary financial models as well as performing ad-hoc analysis. This is an individual contributor role that will have no direct reports.

Support the Finance organization by developing advanced tools and performing qualitative and quantitative analyses to drive decision-making, support corporate initiatives and resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Leads the development of interdepartmental consensus on analytical assumptions, methodologies, model selection and procedures. Advises on corporate strategy and operational performance. Leads projects and coordinates activities of finance personnel. Key areas of focus include financial planning, treasury and risk management.

Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops comprehensive, complex, custom financial models supporting financial planning, treasury and risk management needs of the organization.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria.
  • Determines procedures and coordinates activities of others to execute.
  • Builds reports and analyses data to identify risks and opportunities and make recommendations.
  • Continually improves analytical capabilities via internal and external networking and staying current on innovations in financial metrics, techniques.
  • Advises on the development of corporate financial strategy and achievement of corporate objectives.
  • Directly contributes to the optimization of corporate performance via activities including M&A analysis, mid and long-term financial planning, evaluating credit profile/ratings agency impacts, review of critical accounting and tax issues, enterprise valuation, and the corporate spending authorization process.
  • Produces presentations for management, Board of Directors, external investors and rating agencies.
  • Leads the delivery of recommendations resulting from quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Anticipates and identifies areas of opportunity or inherent business risks evident in the data and communicates action plans to stakeholders.
  • Provides business performance analysis support to Finance team.
  • Develops, implements and reports operational performance metrics.
  • Advises and may lead process improvement efforts.
  • Promotes use and acceptance of leading practices, benchmarking, etc.
  • Company & Industry Acumen - Cross functional partners see this person as the subject matter expert; ability to synthesize complex issues and effectively communicate them to management; pro-actively seeks broader responsibilities and knowledge; possesses the ability to step 'out of the weeds' and see the bigger picture.
  • Collaboration - Partners with directors and senior management to drive strategic initiatives and long-term business objectives.  Work products give leadership confidence in individual’s ability to collaborate across functions with little to no guidance.
  • Customer Focus - Anticipates customer needs and takes initiative to improve customer experience.  Identifies cross-functional opportunities and drives initiatives that break down siloed work perspectives.
  • Innovation & Process Improvement - Takes ownership of personal and departmental responsibilities while proactively identifying and implementing improvements to processes, procedures and systems; that appropriately considers stakeholder feedback.  Leads development of new processes or systems to drive change within the team or broader organization.  Seeks out subject matter expertise by researching leading edge knowledge and developing skills within current industry; applies skill and knowledge to add value to the team.
  • Strategic - Uses strategic thinking and critical reasoning to create solutions and drive value within business and team to meet strategic objectives.  Consistently anticipates and is proactive in addressing potential issues.
  • Influence - Uses analysis to provide expert cross-functional feedback, aligned with strategic objectives that supports and drives business decisions.
  • Leadership - Provides guidance, leads interdepartmental projects, assists in training of senior staff.  Demonstrates the ability to delegate efficiently and manage departmental objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field
  • 7+ years in finance roles with progressively increasing levels of responsibility preferably with time in the utility industry
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to identify continuous improvement opportunities and takes initiative to drive solutions; works effectively without direct supervision in a fast paced, stressful and multitasking environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a quantitative field or MBA 
  • Applicable Finance Certification (CFA, CPA, CTP)
  • 5+ years of experience in the utility industry
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and create capacity
  • Ability to anticipate unique business decisions and situations and respond accordingly 
  • Experience leading and delivering projects under tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with three statement integrated financial models
  • Advanced excel based financial modelling skills with experience developing new models from the ground up

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue