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Accountant

 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Purpose

The Accountant is responsible for the accurate and timely recording of financial transactions within the Company’s financial system. The Accountant is also responsible for assisting with the adherence to the book closing process and the financial analysis of results. 

Accountabilities

  • Adhering to the monthly book closing schedule including the processing of journal entries and analysis of accounts to accurately value accounts on the general ledger
  • Producing the monthly financial reporting package
  • Responsible for Intercompany billing and reconciliation of Intercompany accounts
  • Performing General Ledger account reconciliations
  • Performing regulatory reporting
  • Providing guidance to field operations on account coding of expenses
  • Supporting all internal units of the business including utility operations, regulatory and pricing, customer service, procurement and all administrative levels
  • Providing analysis of information for users of financial information
  • Providing solutions to business issues as well as embracing change as an essential component of performance
  • Completing special projects as needed e.g. support for audits, supporting regulatory rate cases

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with an emphasis in Accounting required 
  • Work experience in the Utility industry a plus
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles required
  • Minimum 3 years of Accounting  experience
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional presentation and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required.
  • Understanding of regulatory accounting a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial information and recognize significant variances, trends and irregularities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve by grasping the key drivers of issues and thinking through solutions that are effective and efficient
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to establish a high level of confidence with internal personnel and external contacts

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.