Principal Accountant – Supervisor (#22-63270)

San Diego Gas & Electric
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Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.


Primary Purpose

This is a highly specialized position which has the responsibility for serving the Company as a lead professional regarding complex financial, regulatory, reporting and accounting issues and projects. Works with internal and external customers to identify their needs. Will oversee the preparation of Quarterly and Annual SEC Disclosures and company FERC reports.  Work closely with various departments throughout the company to coordinate regulatory filings and respond to external auditors, CPUC, and intervenor data requests.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act in a lead professional capacity possessing a high level of specialized knowledge and recognized as an expert/authority in their area.
  • Applies expertise to address and evaluate significant business needs/problems and complex issues to ultimately provide recommended solutions.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate financial, regulatory and accounting proposals, enacted requirements and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California Public Utility Commission, etc. for financial, regulatory, accounting and operational impacts, and recommend appropriate strategy and action to contest and comply.
  • On specific issues, assignments and/or projects will act as a lead supervising the work of subordinate employees, providing on-the-job training, coaching and counseling.
  • On specific issues, assignments and/or projects will act as a corporate lead on cross-departmental teams.
  • Review and/or conduct specialized studies related to the more technical accounting operations and financial transactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Business Administration – Information Technology or related field, or equivalent experience (Strong knowledge of accounting; Must have the ability to understand how financial transactions flow end to end from the top of the funnel all the way to the GL.)
  • 8 years – Professional relevant experience such as public and/or professional accounting, project management, data analytics, and business analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree Advanced degree or professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, MBA and other related.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding accounting concepts, systems & processes, Information Technology solutions, and application management.
  • Professional certifications/license such as CPA, CMA and other related.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.