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Manager, Accounting (Joplin, MO)

Joplin, MO, US, 64801

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. 


The Manager, Finance, supports the property and fixed asset accounting and finance function for all Liberty Utilities electric, gas, and water companies managed within its U.S. Central Region, accounting for over $3B of assets leads a portion of the Property Accounting team. This person will play a critical support role in managing the accounting month-end closing process and regulatory rate cases, data requests, and compliance reporting. The incumbent must have the ability to thrive in team-oriented environments and ensure a high degree of accountability, visibility, and understanding as it relates to the fixed asset reporting, accounting, and operational performance of the organization. The position requires strong communication and management skills and will interact with key members of senior management, operations, regulatory, and tax teams. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Finance.


• Responsible for the review of month-end accounting system processes for a portion of fixed asset accounting functions, oversight of monthly variance analyses, regulatory support, and high-levels of interactions with the operations team.

• Strong ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects successfully while maintaining commitment to deadlines.

• Provide leadership to a portion of the property accounting team. Review work and provide feedback, training, mentorship, and development to direct reports and other team members.

• Build and maintain strong relationships and effective communication with key stakeholders and functional partners.

• Deliver financial information to the leadership team, including key performance measures and operational metrics.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required.

•10 years of experience in accounting and finance preferred.

• CPA or MBA preferred.

• Solid understanding of principles of accounting, finance and management accounting required. U.S. public utility sector finance experience preferred.

• Ability to manage of teams. Ensure staff performs at a high-level in an environment of continuous improvement.

• Highly effective communication skills with the ability to present information, create reports, business correspondence, and respond to questions from management and regulators.

• Strong business knowledge with proven ability to provide strategic solutions to complex problems required.

• Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft, PowerPlan, SAP desired.

• Ability to periodically travel.

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


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: Joplin

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