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Analyst III, Financial Planning and Analysis

Londonderry, NH, US, 03053 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 Senior Financial Analyst contributes significantly to the development, coordination and consolidation of all aspects of the 5-year budgets/plans, monthly variance analysis and forecasts.  In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst supports the business partners to manage capital and O&M expenditures.  This position will work with the Regulatory team supporting regulatory filings and reconciliations and responding to information data requests.  This position will also be working with internal and external auditors.

Accountabilities

  • Develops, updates, maintains and refines the capital and O&M budgets and forecasts, document assumptions used and modifications made for model runs.  Interacts with other departments (operations, planning and regulatory, tax, etc.) to obtain essential data inputs and review outputs with same for reasonableness.  Produces forecast scenarios based multiple assumption changes.  Provides and presents analysis of assumption change outcomes, including scenario comparison reports, to senior management for discussion.  Suggests alternative actions for consideration.
  • Leads monthly variance analysis process, noting and explaining key drivers of actual vs budget and prior year results, including detailed understanding of changes in net margin and operating costs.
  • Analyzes and completes monthly reporting package on capital spending; participates in presentation of capital spending results. 
  • Acts as liaison to the Operations team for inquires and provides finance support surrounding reporting and recognition of capital expenditures.
  • Works closely with Operations to ensure all documentation around capital spending is complete and in accordance with the Capital Spending Policy.
  • Produces financial reports and slide presentations for monthly management meetings and quarterly Board of Director’s meetings.
  • Provides support to Regulatory Department for rate case preparation, filings, and data responses.
  • Performs various analyses utilizing advanced spreadsheet skills.
  • Ensures compliance with Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, including working with auditors on control related audit testing and inquiries.
  • Participates in special/other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field with at least 5 years progressively responsible experience in accounting and finance.
  • Experience in the public utility sector within finance will be strongly considered. 
  • Strong knowledge of principles of accounting, finance and management accounting required.
  • Ability to create reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external groups.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required.  
  • Flexibility with traveling within US & Canada required.
  • Valid driver’s license required 

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: Boston

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