Accountant - Statewide

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Hilo, Hawaii (HI), US, 96720

Company: hawaiianel

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Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.



The P 2Z VP ENERGY DELIVERY Department of the P VP ENERGY DELIVERY Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. This position can be filled on Oahu, Maui or Hawai'i Island. (Role: Professional)



Performs the functions of a principal financial/budget administrator for the assigned process areas.  Provides business planning and financial management support to the System Planning, Power Supply, Energy Delivery and/or Energy Resources and Operations departments, including financial and operational analyses, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring project costs and schedules, and driving cost efficiency and continuous improvement efforts. 



  • Develops and administers financial and operating budgets and forecasts, ensuring accounting procedures are aligned with overall process area and corporate objectives. Monitors and updates monthly budgets and forecasts by working closely with department managers. Reviews expenditures including intercompany billing, analyzes data, investigates business drivers for variances and prepares report documentation and management presentations.  Coordinates, prepares and presents financial analyses for O&M and capital activities. Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely financial reporting for assigned departments within the process area. Serves as the department’s liaison related to budgetary matters for assigned departments.
  • Applies NARUC accounting standards when developing budgets and forecasts to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements. Serves as an expert resource to senior management by providing financial work papers, exhibits and supporting documentation for special projects, regulatory proceedings, rate cases and special investigations.
  • Ensures adherence to SOX and other regulatory compliance requirements for the relevant department or process area, maintaining current documentation.  Ensures procedures for position responsibilities and critical work areas are adequately documented and maintained.
  • Initiates, participates and supports continuous improvement efforts aligned with strategic initiatives and management objectives. 
  • Denotes a “Fundamental Responsibility”
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of developing and monitoring operating budgets and forecasts.
  • Thorough knowledge of preparing audit work papers and exhibits.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, and budgeting and forecasting software tools.
  • Working knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.
  • Familiarity or ability to quickly learn PUC regulations and requirements.


Skills Requirements

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills, including strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Financial analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to work with various individuals at all levels of the organization, including external parties.


Experience Requirements

  • B.S. in accounting or finance required.
  • Master’s in Business Administration, preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Big 4 accounting experience preferred.
  • Multiple years (5-7 or more) experience in accounting or finance with at least 3-5 five years developing operating budgets and forecasts.
  • Experience preparing work papers and exhibits for regulatory agencies, desired.
  • Experience working with engineers on financial aspects of various projects, desired.
  • Utility experience, desired.
  • ERP implementation experience, desired.


Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Location: Oahu, Maui or Hawai'i Island

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Financial Administrator [Req ID 8887] position is $68,300.00 to $85,400.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. 


About Hawaiian Electric Companies
Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.

The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at

Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.


Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.


EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.


Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.


Affiliate Disclaimer
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.  

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company. 

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.” 

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.  

Nearest Major Market: Hawaii
Nearest Secondary Market: Hilo