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Associate Accountant

We better the lives of our customers and communities.

Purpose

An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. This role will be in our Accounting department and will perform accounting and analytic functions to accurately prepare and support the Company’s financial statements and related disclosures.  This includes recording transactions and performing processes in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulated utility requirements, and internal controls. Analyze financial results to ensure accuracy of statements, supporting schedules and disclosures. Manage tasks to meet critical filing deadlines, including working with management and operational department personnel to evaluate accounting information for decision making purposes. Perform, evaluate and document internal controls.

 

Accountabilities

The selected candidate will need to possess associate level knowledge of accounting principles and computer skills needed to gather and organize information and assure the accuracy and reliability of data and reports.  The position requires you possess knowledge to investigate problems, evaluate and suggest or develop procedural changes. Take necessary action to review financial results and information to ensure they are reasonable and to ensure reporting and processing needs are met in a timely and accurate manner.  The associate accountant will need to possess solid writing skills needed for memos, documentation, and reports.  They need to have the ability to explain issues related to budgeting, closing or analysis results. Must be comfortable developing good working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the organization and possess the ability to share information, reports and findings to all levels within the organization. Adaptability will be necessary for responding to changes in schedules, reporting requirements and shift in priorities accordingly.  Being able to adjust to new procedures processes and technology in a positive manner will be beneficial. We are looking for someone who can identify problems quickly while examining and evaluating relevant data and information.  Ideally being able to break down problems or issues in a logical manner, find the relevant information, and resolve the problem or issue and document such would be a strong suite of this candidate.  Looking for someone who asks probing questions that deal with more than just the obvious facts. Has the ability to research accounting issues and evaluate results. This individual will need to be detail orientated and work as accurately as possible to complete tasks.  Uses “reasonableness” testing to review information.  Overcomes difficult situations in order to meet deadlines and customer expectations. Our accounting team needs someone with the ability to identify and collect all relevant resources needed to complete budget, closing processes and reporti

Education and Experience

BS Degree in Accounting. Advanced computer skills.  Ability to communicate well in either verbal or written form. Competency and experience in utility or related accounting field is preferred. 

Years of Experience

Associate level 2-3 yrs

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • 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.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 

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