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Finance Business Manager

Date:  Jul 1, 2022
Job ID:  2862

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Full Remote (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with 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!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

The Finance Business Manager, Business Performance Management (BPM), will serve as the finance functional lead within a multi-disciplinary team working toward implementing enterprise-wide financial process improvements.  As a financial subject matter expert (SME), the successful candidate will be required to draw on their combined finance, operational, system and process knowledge to help PSE build and continuously improve toward its enterprise strategic objectives.
The Finance Business Manager will be responsible for a wide range of project-based activities including quantitative and qualitative analyses, data modeling, providing data driven recommendations toward process design in shaping future minimum standard best practices and serving as a key functional contributor in process improvements. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Finance functional lead (within a cross functional team setting) responsible for analysis, design, build, implementation and embedment of finance process best practices on the ‘Activity Based Costing Implementation Initiative’
  • Provides iterative data analytics (in partnership with Data Scientists) to identify empirical job cost profiles (by workstream)
  • Combines data analysis with relevant business insights from operational partners and translates discovery into an activity-based forecasting framework
  • Team member (participant) in value stream mapping to capture, identify and document workstream processes as part of establishing foundational standards in financial planning process; gain operational insights to be used in ensuring best practice in process design and implementation
  • With enterprise strategic objectives in mind, identifies most consequential business drivers (within workstream analysis), formulates and makes recommendations on performance measurement of identified work streams to be incorporated into the ‘Enterprise Balance Scorecarding’ effort
  • Works with technical partners to remedy identified system gaps so data and system requirements can be aligned to empower envisioned business strategy  
  • Partner with Data Governance within the data steward network to establish standards around identified critical data entities – operational, finance, supply chain, etc. 
  • Drives project workflow to meet delivery milestones and when challenges arise, proactively manages expectation; works to mitigate scheduling impacts
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities while identifying and recommending improvements to processes, procedures and systems; that appropriately considers stakeholder and team feedback
  • Develops consensus around analytical approaches and cultivates ties across business groups
  • Promotes best practices of modeling techniques, methodologies, controls and documentation
  • Promotes accountability of financial assumptions and results across the organization by communicating to and educating business groups about operational and financial implications of activity based costing
  • Serves as a data driven change agent and exhibits ability to take intellectual risks and tactfully challenge the norm (status quo) in search of transformational change
  • Ad hoc analysis as required

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
  • Financial experience in activity based costing and associated analytical approaches.  Ability to demonstrate its connection to price-volume-mix variance analysis techniques
    • Demonstrated experience with financial process improvement (continuous improvement) and performance measurement
    • Proven quantitative decision-making skills, including significant examples of problem-solving, performing detailed analysis, and developing recommendations
  • Lean or Agile certification/training or ability to demonstrate academic process improvement techniques via practical example
  • SAP system knowledge, including functional understanding how critical master data integrates to/from the various SAP modules (FI/CO, PM, PS & MM modules)
  • Experience leading and delivering projects under tight timelines
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, Powerpoint; ability to create basic database in Access

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 or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue