Analyst III, Financial Planning and Analysis

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

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. 


Reporting to the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, this position is responsible for being a valued business partner to Liberty’s regulated utility operations in the U.S.

Examples include:

  • Provide useful, timely, and accurate reporting 
  • Proactively improve reporting by suggesting enhancements or new reports to increase usefulness to end users
  • Improve performance and usage of the reporting and planning tool (primarily SAP SAC) 
  • Assist in the preparation and review of annual budgets and period forecasts 
  • Continually improve the financial planning and forecasting processes looking for and implementing industry best practices


Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Work with business groups across the organizations to better understand financial results as well as risks and opportunities to current forecast. Effectively communicate these findings to the team
  • Provide support to local teams related to variance explanations and drivers
  • Provide support to local teams related to the preparation and revision of annual forecasts, annual Budget cycle, and long-term forecast
  • Consolidate regional monthly financial presentations and provide detailed variance analyses and commentary on financial and operational results
  • Assist Director FP&A and Manager FP&A with preparation of all monthly, quarterly, and annual deliverables for senior management teams
  • Deliver meaningful insights into business performance and communicate to senior management
  • Assist in managing the annual budgeting and long-term forecasting cycle as it relates to the local operations
  • Review FP&A processes and procedures to provide recommendations to drive continuous improvement and better accountability
  • Provide financial support and analysis for various ad hoc projects and bridge results between scenarios
  • Ensure all processes are well documented and appropriate controls are in place
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Responsibilities

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of SAP SAC in order provide ongoing support for local business groups  
  • Foster relationships with other business groups including Corporate Accounting, External Reporting, Treasury, Human Resources, and other groups to provide ad hoc analyses as needed
  • Work with Internal and External auditors providing support for management reporting, external reporting, and controls 
  • Assist in the development of SAP SAC reports and dashboards
  • Develop understanding of company’s utilities business

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater (e.g. Business, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, etc.)
  • A minimum three years of progressive experience in accounting and/or finance roles
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, PowerPoint and Word is required
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or CMA) is preferred
  • Candidates who possess skills in the areas of forecasting, analytics/modeling and spreadsheet/database creation and maintenance through formal training and/or experience are preferred
  • Experience with SAP SAC is a strong asset
  • Experience working in the utilities, energy and/or other regulated industries is an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail and desire to learn

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


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.