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Manager, Accounting

Merrick, NY, US, 11566

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

The Manager, Accounting is responsible for providing management for accounting and financial reporting functions for Liberty Utilities. The Manager coordinates, reviews, and approves journal entries, account reconciliations, budgets, and financial operations. You will collaborate with a team geographically dispersed individuals, working in remote and/or hybrid environment. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, regulatory filings and requests, communication with corporate accounting and proper recording and transmission of financial or related information. This position acts as liaison for internal and external auditors. The Manager provides leadership and active participation in financial and administrative projects and initiatives with a commitment to excellence.

Accountabilities

  • Provides management for accounting and financial reporting functions for Liberty Utilities-East Region utility companies.
  • Work requires daily management of accounting personnel as well as assisting with other areas of company as needed. Ability to make decisions that are within office and corporate standards and guidelines. Must be able to perform duties and function effectively with no supervision.
  • Analysis, forms/filings and use of computer. Works with financial work orders, spreadsheets and computerized reports.
  • Works with accounting staff and other management to ensure proper flow of data to the general ledger. Ensures proper analysis done for reporting and use in audits. Implements and ensures corporate policies and procedures are in place and followed. Ensures controls are being followed and ensures that deficiencies are resolved.
  • Works on special projects such as new software and other various items that are intended to streamline processes.
  • Approves invoice coding and capital project coding.
  • Collaborates with other utility departments on operational process reviews and shared functions including, Customer Care Group on billing and collection issues.
  • Works with the regulatory department and Public Utility Commission audit staff on various regulatory audits and requests.
  • Visits off-site locations within the East Region as needed

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. MBA/CPA preferred.
  • Minimum seven years of accounting/finance experience, with at least two (2) years management/supervisory experience required.
  • Prior regulated utility accounting experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems, billing software, and cash receipts. Knowledge of all essential company accounting functions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including strong Excel skills and ability to perform Pivot tables and lookups required.  SAP and Great Plains experience is a plus.
  • Excellent team/consensus building and leadership skills required.
  • Highly self-motivated and organized and able to work in a fast pace/changing environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional presentation and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to provide strategic solutions to complex problems required.
  • Ability to manage and the completion of meeting deadlines and ensure staff understands priorities, level of effort and time constraints collaboration.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Ability to communicate recommendations regarding procedure development and implementation. 
  • Flexibility with traveling within US & Canada required. #LI-DS1

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

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: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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