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Senior Accountant **Long-term Temp position**

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. 

Purpose

This position is responsible for performing accounting and analytic functions to accurately prepare and support the Company's financial statements and related disclosures.  Primary objectives of the Senior Accountant are to support the Accounting department process to ensure the integrity, reliability and accuracy of financial information. To develop and enforce a strong internal control environment, including clear documentation, SOX compliance, and the continuous improvement of accounting processes towards industry best practices.

Accountabilities

  • Perform crucial month-end and qtr-end close activities, including but not limited to journal entries and account analysis
  • Responsible for the direct and indirect intercompany billing process for West Region utilities and provide all necessary back up and assistance during the process
  • Prepare and maintain reconciliations for main balance sheet accounts such as but not limited to Cash, prepaid, accruals, depreciation and medical true-ups
  • Prepare, design and suggest improvements for the monthly and quarterly reporting packages
  • Participate and/or lead several department projects and take initiatives for business change modifications, upgrades and implementations
  • Assist in maintaining policy and procedure documentation for complex financial and accounting issues
  • Continuously enhance knowledge on financial systems and processes and to act as the team contact for other departments.
  • Proactively support other team members on ad-hoc projects, financial audits and process/productivity improvement initiatives.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting OR equivalent experience which would include some of the following:
    • Minimum of five (5) years performing accounting duties such as:
      • Bank reconciliations with high volume cash and payment activity,
      • GL account reconciliations,
      • Financial analytic preparation,
      • Understanding of GAAP
      • Accounts payable,
      • Project Management,
      • SOX audit work 
      • Support of highly functioning operations, sales, accounting or other administrative area. 
      • Experience with Great Plains, Hyperion and SAP an asset
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to develop strategic solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints with firm deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently and to effectively prioritize in a fast-paced environment

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

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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