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Finance Business Manager

Date:  Nov 9, 2022
Job ID:  3290

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) role will serve as the functional lead within a multi-disciplinary team working to design and implement a causally connected balanced scorecard.  This performance management framework, while focused on PSE’s ‘North Star’ will require utilization of Lean’s Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) lanes of measurement and be aligned to leadership’s relevant span of control.  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 may also be required to engage in a wide range of supporting project-based activities including quantitative and qualitative analyses, data modeling, providing data driven recommendations toward process design in shaping future minimum standard best practices.
This role is expected to uphold the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE's operation and/or field procedures (as it relates to work responsibilities) and to promote and support a culture of total safety. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Functional lead responsible for analysis, design, build, implementation and embedment of process best practices on the ‘Enterprise Balanced Scorecard (KPI) Implementation’ effort.
    • Gather and analyze existing reported KPIs within the organization.  Work to synthesize, rationalize and correlate measures through analysis, stakeholder collaboration and senior leadership interviews
    • Research proxy utility firms to gain insights toward building a leading, best practice performance measurement framework
    • Ensure recent changes to PSE’s regulatory landscape are incorporated into performance measurement, i.e. forward looking rate making and the required demonstration of equity in investment decision making (and lookback analysis)
    • Incorporate continuous improvement efforts arising from related Operational Excellence (OE) efforts into integrated work and financial management performance measurement
    • Employ value stream mapping and analytical techniques to create clear line-of-sight via causally connected balanced scorecarding.  These cascaded measures will describe the contributory relationship from VP (strategic objective) to Director (business segment objective/contribution) to Manager/Team-level (process inputs) while establishing clear accountability
    • Document, define and embed all works into standard process and definitional documentation in accordance with data governance best practices
    • Work closely with technical developers to create robust, exception-based, ‘problem identifying’ dashboards with line of sight to required data discovery mechanisms/visualizations
    • Responsible for design and implementation of data driven, exception based reporting to help facilitate more effective and efficient leadership discussions and analysis in support of PSE’s Monthly Operational Review (MOR) process.  
  • Partner with Data Governance within the data steward network to establish standards around identified critical data entities (as required) – 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
  • 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

  • MBA in finance
  • Experience with KPI development; data visualization, exception based management, value stream analysis (process mapping, leading vs. lagging, etc.)
    • Demonstrated experience with financial process improvement (continuous improvement) and performance measurement within an operational setting
    • Proven quantitative decision-making skills, including significant examples of problem-solving, performing detailed analysis, and developing recommendations
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, Powerpoint; ability to create basic database in Access
  • Lean / Six Sigma certification/training, and ability to demonstrate utilization of discipline(s) in practical applications, i.e. familiarity with safety, quality, delivery, cost (SQDC) balanced scorecarding, process/value stream mapping and other Lean problem solving techniques

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.

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