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Analyst, Rates and Regulatory Affairs - Compliance (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

The primary task will be to provide support to the Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs for studies, projects and research and analysis for specific regulatory affairs and/or rates issues for Liberty Central Region. Assists with the preparation and implementation regulatory filings required at the retail and FERC level.  Has responsibility for specific studies and communicating with local regulatory commissions/authorities and other key stakeholders.  Ensures that internal processes are established and followed in compliance with state and federal rules and agreements.  Manages compliance metrics, investigations and reporting.  Collaborates and partners with cross-organizational teams

Accountabilities

  • Assist Rates and Regulatory Affairs Manager with compliance filings which include the preparation of required schedules and all supporting documentation.
  • Support witnesses and testimony on rate and regulatory related filings at the local regulatory commissions
  • Provide assistance/responses for data requests from the various Utility Corporation Commission along with requests from other intervenors.
  • Maintains an ongoing data base of compliance requirements. Reviews final decisions to identify new and ongoing compliance requirements being imposed on the regulated entities. Prepares compliance filings to ensure completion and timely as required.
  • Establishes and maintains good relationship with regulatory authorities. 
  • Conducts analysis to advice company’s management on emerging regulations and developments in industry.
  • Review and interpret new pending local laws and regulations, which potentially affect the organization's business practices, and coordinates the development or revision of policies, procedures, contracts, and agreements to ensure compliance.
  • Monitor up-to-date information regarding federal, state and applicable laws and regulations as they relate to filing requirements for regulated utilities.  Updates key management on regulatory changes, developments and implications of new requirements on functional areas.

Education and Experience

This position is ideally suited for an accountant or an individual with a strong financial analysis background. The incumbent must be comfortable interacting with third parties such as lawyers, consultants, and regulatory staff in multiple states, and peers in industry. Must also possess the ability to competently present and testify the Company’s positions in rate cases and other regulatory processes.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting 
  • 1 to 3 years in an operational role with a regulatory, accounting, or engineering focus
  • Experience with regulatory filings and reporting preferred
  • Detail oriented and highly proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly in MS Excel
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints with firm deadlines.
  • Proficiency in effective communication of complex issues, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize work, make sound decisions and exercise good judgment
  • Utility experience considered a strong asset
  • Valid Operator’s Driver’s License and proof of current insurance
  • Availability to travel if needed by the company

Years of 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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