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Accountant; Joplin, MO

Joplin, MO, US, 64818

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

Responsible for the timely and accurate recording of financial information within the accounting system. Manage compliance with SECGAAPFERC and various state regulatory requirements. An understanding of utility financial and operational activities and the ability to communicate effectively will be vital to succeed in this position.  Reconcile accounts, and comply with financial policies, financial closing process and analyze financial results. Researches accounting questions as needed. Continually enhance processes and procedures. This role will require the prevailing candidate to be flexible and have the ability to communicate effectively.

Accountabilities

  • Actively participate in the monthly financial closing process by managing data, communicating with accounting and other staff, preparing journal entries and reviewing financial data.
  • Prepare accurate and timely account reconciliations ensuring compliance with the Company’s SOX controls.
  • The position requires you possess knowledge to investigate problems, evaluate and suggest or develop procedural changes.
  • Adaptability will be necessary for responding to changes in schedules, reporting requirements and shift in priorities accordingly. Adjusting to new procedures, processes and technology in a positive manner will be beneficial.
  • Support regulatory filings, responses to regulatory data requests, and preparation of ad hoc analysis and reporting for regulatory compliance purposes.
  • Maintains financial databases and reporting systems. Prepares internal financial statements and external annual reports for various entities.
  • Perform other special finance/accounting related projects as requested.

Education and Experience

  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent) is required.
  • Analytical skills and demonstrated knowledge of accounting theory and principles is required. 
  • Working experience with Microsoft and accounting software is necessary.
  • Work experience in a highly regulated industry preferred. 
  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints and firm deadlines.

Years of Experience

3-5 Years applicable experience 

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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