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Lead Accountant

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.

Purpose

The Lead Accountant is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to a team of accountants with similar responsibilities, such as cash and revenue accounting, plant accounting and general accounting concerning the planning and execution of work tasks.  This will include ensuring that the work is done accurately and on a timely basis, conducting team meetings to discuss issues and resolutions and providing guidance and possibly training to the team members. 

Accountabilities

  • The lead accountant will have regular meetings with the manager to keep the manager abreast of the team's progress, challenges and concerns and contribute to performance discussions. 
  • Perform individual tasks and responsibilities as assigned.  While the lead accountant may act in a supervisory manner, all employee related tasks, such as performance evaluation, are the responsibility of the manager.                               
  • Perform account analysis, prepare account reconciliations, prepare accounting statements, reports and invoices (as needed)
  • Plans, coordinates and resolves accounting matters with other team members and manager.
  • Coordination and management of work among team members to ensure the work is done accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.  Supervise month-end close activities and preparation of quarterly reports and audit requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 5-10 years of increasing responsibility in Accounting function #LI-DS1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion1 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.1

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.

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