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Financial Administrator

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96813

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.


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.


Posting End Date:  at 11:59PM HST


The P LC ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION Department at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. This position may be filled on Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii Island. (Role: Professional)


Responsible for providing accurate, timely, and effective financial information and analyses for decision-making and internal and external (SEC) reporting. Provides accounting, audit, and finance support, including forecasting, budgeting, project cost tracking, contract administration activities, inter-company billing, management reporting and other financial related activities that support 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 managers and other leaders in the process areas. Reviews expenditures including intercompany billing, analyzes data, develops and monitors and reports on financial metrics relevant for the process area, investigates business drivers for variances and prepares report documentation and management presentations. Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely financial reporting for assigned departments within the process area as well as information necessary for external (SEC) reporting. Applies accounting standards to procedures and systems to ensure compliance with SOX requirements, and Company and regulatory financial requirements.
  • Provides financial work papers, exhibits and supporting documentation for special projects, regulatory proceedings, rate cases and special investigations.
  • Coordinates, prepares and presents financial analyses for O&M capital and other cost.
  • Develops and disseminates relevant financial policies, procedures, tools and systems. 
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.
  • Other duties as assigned.



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, business diagramming, process modeling, budgeting and forecasting software tools
  • Working knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.  Knowledge of SAP and UI Planner is preferred.
  • Familiarity or ability to quickly learn PUC regulations and requirements and the Company’s planning and budgeting processes


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with various individuals at all levels of the organization, including external parties.
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Financial analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically to develop short-term and long-term financial plans.
  • In-depth numerical, analytical and computational skills.  Ability to produce meaningful interpretation of data analysis.
  • Ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Ability to accomplish assignments with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.


Experience Requirements

  • Multiple (5-7) years of financial analysis and accounting experience.
  • B.S. in accounting, finance or related field preferred.


Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Lunch: 30 Minutes

Location: HECO Alii Place – This position may be filled on Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii Island.

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Financial Administrator [Req ID 8104] position is 67,000.00 to 83,700.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is EILEEN MARCEAU.


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: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii