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Associate, Liberty Foundations (New Grad) - Finance/Regulatory

Litchfield Park, AZ, US, 85340

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. 


About the program

We are currently seeking ambitious and driven candidates to join our newly developed new graduate program – Liberty Foundations.  The Liberty Foundations program is a two-year rotational program, designed to provide new graduates with the breadth of experience in the Utilities industry. 

At the start of the program, you will start journey understanding more about our organization with an orientation, which includes short rotations across fundamental departments and site visits.  This overview will help launch the foundation of learning you will receive throughout the program.

At the completion of our in-depth orientation, you will complete your program with three 7-month rotations in one of two streams – Regulatory or Finance and Accounting. This will provide you with industry-specific technical and professional skills you will need in your chosen stream.


You will be selected for one of these two streams based on your skills, experience and future goals. Each stream offers a variety of rotations which will allow you to further develop new skills and gain a diverse set of skills in the field. Below is an outline of the streams, including the rotational areas for each:

Regulatory stream

  • Accounting: Learn different aspects of regulatory accounting, including reporting requirements, revenue structure, etc.
  • Rates: Learn about rate forming and understanding how rates are calculated.
  • Regulatory: Learn about the Legal side of regulatory - preparing rate case, testimony, how you build a rate case, what is included in a testimony, environmental compliance, etc.
  • Policy & strategy: Learn about understanding what our policies are in how we interact with state regulators as well as how we like to approach our regulators for rate cases.
  • Government affairs: Learn about our government affairs process including legislative and state policies. 

Finance & Accounting stream

  • Property: Looking at the capital – possible site visit to one of our local sites.
  • Revenue: Learn about billing and how we bill customers.
  • Financial planning & analysis: Learn about all forms of budgeting, long term models, analysis and how we track data.
  • Financial Reporting: Learn about inter-company transactions, annual reports, forecasting and our long-term model

Education and Experience

  • Newly graduated from post-secondary institution with a focus on Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, Economics, Environment and Business or an equivalent focus.
  • Strong analytical and methodical problem-solving skills
  • You are a self-starter with a proven ability to work well independently or within a team environment
  • You collaborate well in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel for rotations, where applicable #LI-RJ

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.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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