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Senior Manager, Accounting

Ashland, KY, US, 41101

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose

The Manager, Accounting, is expected to deliver support to departmental leaders to assist them in managing month-end close and regulatory requests. This requires the ability to thrive in team-oriented environments and ensuring a high degree of accountability, visibility, and understanding as it relates to the reporting, accounting and operational performance of the organization. The position will require significant interaction with key members of senior management, operations and regulatory. This role has been created to support our Customer First Transformation. 

Accountabilities

• Responsible for the review of end of month processes for all accounting functions, oversight of monthly variance analyses and interactions with operation
• Serve as the Finance liaison with the Regulatory department, monitoring data requests and following up on rate case items with other leaders.
• Ensure all financial system processes are documented, key controls identified, and procedures developed from periodically testing the effectiveness of controls.
• Strong ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects successfully while maintaining commitment to deadlines.
• Review work and providing feedback, training, mentorship, and development to direct reports and other cross functional professionals.
• Build and maintain strong relationships and effective communication with key stakeholders and functional partners across business regions. May provide guidance and leadership on general accounting issues as well as efficiencies of processes.
• Deliver financial information to the leadership team, including key performance measures and detailed cause and effect analysis on a variety of complex financial/business/operating issues.
 

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field with at least 10 years’ experience in accounting and finance.
• Experience in the public utility sector within finance will be strongly considered.
• Solid understanding of principles of accounting, finance and management accounting required.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
• Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
• Professional presentation with excellent social and communication skills.
• Strong business knowledge with proven ability to provide strategic solutions to complex problems required.
• Ability to manage projects and completion of meeting deadlines
• Ensuring staff understands priorities, level of effort and time constraints collaboration.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required & direct experience with SAP preferred. 
• Flexibility with traveling within US & Canada required.

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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.


Nearest Major Market: Huntington
Nearest Secondary Market: Ashland

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