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Accountant

Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA, E3B 7G5

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

This position reports to Accounting Manager or Senior Manager.  Responsibilities would include financial close activities, analyzing and reconciling balance sheet accounts, accounting for fixed assets with a moderate level of difficulty and complexity.  In addition, support for budgets, forecasting and audit (internal and external) is required. This will be a 1-year contract position. We are a growing organization with ongoing opportunities to be considered for thereafter, supporting our Canadian and U.S. business.

Accountabilities

  • Support the month end process through the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Preparation of standard monthly financial reports and analyses, working with department managers and staff to ensure timelines are met
  • Assist in processing accounts payable and employee expense transactions
  • Assist with the project accounting process and the movement of costs through to fixed assets
  • Assist in the internal and external audit processes to ensure efficient audits
  • Various other duties as required to support the overall accounting functions

Education and Experience

  • Related University Degree or relevant experience in Accounting, Business or Finance
  • A minimum of two to five years relevant accounting experience
  • Strong data analysis skills complemented by excellent attention to detail
  • Works well within a multi-disciplinary team environment, respects diversity and values opinions of others
  • Experience with Great Plains and/or SAP is considered a definite asset. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office is essential, with solid Excel skills
  • Excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills
  • High degree of initiative, personal responsibility and integrity
  • Results oriented with sound business judgment
  • Knowledge of SOX controls and US GAAP would be considered an asset #LI-DS1

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 (helath/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.

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