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Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

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, Financial Planning & Analysis, will be the lead liaison for Liberty NY Water, and is expected to deliver financial support to departmental leaders to assist them in managing budgets and making sound financial decisions. This requires the ability to thrive in team-oriented environments and ensuring a high degree of accountability, transparency, and understanding as it relates to the reporting, accounting and operational performance of the organization. The position will require significant interaction with key members of senior management, including presentations to the Leadership Team.

Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the development and preparation of financial reports including annual budgets and long-term model development, monthly variance analyses, management and Board reports, and other ad-hoc analyses.
  • Play a lead role in the implementation of the new planning system that is part of Customer First.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and effective communication with key stakeholders and functional partners across business regions in support of planning and forecasting efforts. May provide guidance and leadership on forecast and analysis opportunities and improvement.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects successfully while maintaining an even-keel approach and commitment to deadlines.
  • Ensure all key FP&A and financial systems processes are documented, key controls identified, and procedures developed to periodically test the effectiveness of controls.
  • Deliver sound financial information to the executive team, including key performance measures and in-depth cause and effect analysis on a variety of complex financial/business/operating issues.
  • Prepare ad-hoc and standard financial analysis and reports as requested providing insight into the Company’s operations and financial performance.
  • Reviews work and provides feedback, training, guidance and development to direct reports and other cross functional professionals.
  • Participates in special/other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field with at least 10 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.
  • Prior management experience with proven leadership, staff development, team building skills, motivating, coaching and performance management for both direct and indirect staff required.  
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and effectively  present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 
  • 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.
  • 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: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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