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13 Mar 2023

Full-Time Principal Accountant Supervisor (Hybrid) (#23-62946)

San Diego Gas & Electric – Posted by San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego, California, United States

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.


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 or equivalent, preferably in engineering, physical sciences, business administration or economics.
  • 6 years – related professional experience in energy or resource planning, power contracts, natural gas price and availability forecasting or electric or gas operations.
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
  • We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in electric and gas technical operations and experience as a witness in regulatory proceedings is highly desirable.
  • Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California, and/or an advanced degree is highly desirable.


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.

Work Schedule
HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.
Salary Range
$106,300.00 – $159,500.00
Total Rewards Philosophy

Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

 SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.

How to Apply


Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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