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Intermediate Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis (Analyst II)

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

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 Analyst II, Financial Planning and Analysis (“FP&A”) contributes significantly to the development, coordination and consolidation of all aspects related to corporate and business services expenses including direct charges, labour, and corporate allocations. The Analyst II, Financial Planning and Analysis will partner will executive business groups across the organization to investigate and explain variances, prepare forecasts, and to consolidate actual and forward-looking information. The Analyst II, Financial Planning and Analysis will be a key resource to the preparation of the annual Budget and long-term forecast.  This position will also be working with internal and external auditors.


The Analyst II, Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for performing processes within the FP&A and Finance team to: 

 

  • Coordinate with business groups across the corporate organization to provide accurate forecasting and variance reporting 
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual presentation materials for senior leadership
  • Ensure all internal controls processes are followed and evidenced
  • Identify and implement process improvement changes

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Accountabilities

 

Financial Planning and Analysis:

 

  • Assist in developing and maintaining short-term and long-term forecasts for the corporate functions. 
  • Work with business groups across the organizations to better understand financial results as well as risks and opportunities to our current forecast. Effectively communicate these findings to the rest of the team
  • Coordinate with business groups to collect and consolidate forward-looking information used in the preparation of the Company’s annual budget and long-term forecast
  • Perform variance analyses on operating expenses and provide accompanying explanations on business activities and issues causing variances. The candidate will coordinate with functional leads across various departments and geographies
  • Assist in developing business performance presentation materials for senior management teams to facilitate proactive decision-making
  • Coordinate the efforts with various parties within the organization ensuring the completeness and accuracy of information being disclosed within financial statement notes, and Board materials 
  • Work with internal and external auditors providing support for management reporting, external reporting, and controls 


Other Responsibilities:

 

  • Foster relationships with business groups across the organization to best understanding users’ needs.
  • Develop an understanding of corporate direct charges, labour, and corporate allocations. 
  • Take initiative to develop an understanding of the Company’s utilities and renewable businesses
  • Maintain professional skepticism and challenge existing FP&A processes and reporting systems in order to find ways to improve processes and address any control gaps.
  • Assist in the development of SAP SAC reports and dashboards 
  • Contribute to various management presentations as required

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (e.g. Business, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, etc.)
  • An accounting designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) is preferred, will consider candidates with significant progression towards a designation.  
  • 2 years + of experience in accounting and/or finance roles
  • 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
  • Prior experience working with SAP SAC is an asset, although not required
  • Experience working in the utilities, energy and/or other regulated industries is an asset, although not required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail required with a desire to learn
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including: Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team member with peers and management to help drive continuous improvement
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive/confidential information is mandatory
     

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.

 

Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.

 

Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning

What we offer 

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.

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 our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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