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Manager, External Reporting (12 months contract)

We better the lives of our customers and communities.



The External Reporting Manager will be responsible for external financial reporting for APUC.  Primary objectives of the manager are to consolidate the financial information, to use oversight to ensure financial reporting accuracy and compliance, to proactively improve reporting by introducing enhancements or new reports to increase usefulness while reducing preparation time, and to review the accounting for complex transactions. 



External financial reporting

  • Prepare external reporting to the public, financial institutions and other stakeholders, including review of financials and notes to the financial statements, MD&A and updating Workiva. 
    • Preparation of the Quarterly and annual APUC financial statements and notes to the financials 
    • Review and consolidate the cash flow statements prepared by divisional teams for quarterly statements
    • Quarterly and annual standalone legal entities financial statements for financial institutions and regulators
    • Coordinating with the Treasury team on reviewing and updating financial metrics and capex disclosures for the MD&A. 
    • Prepare monthly consolidated statements and analysis for internal stakeholders
  • Manage the external audit process by liaising with auditors, as required, throughout the year to ensure timely completion of the financial and SOX audit.
  • Responsible for maintaining strong internal controls and ensuring SOX compliance:
  • Build relationships with the divisional and cross-functional finance teams. 
  • Manage chart of account mapping for new acquisitions and provide financial reporting guidance and training on relevant systems and processes.
  • Lead ad hoc reporting requests

Accounting & Consolidation

  • Working with the Corporate Accounting team, ensure that transactions are recorded and reported in a timely and error-free manner.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate data in HFM, including ICP mapping, overrides, equity roll, metadata and mapping changes
  • Working with divisional teams, ensure that source systems to HFM account mapping is accurate and timely
  • Ensure intercompany variances are resolved to acceptable thresholds 
  • Lead with continuous improvement efforts
  • Review of regulatory reporting for APUC and liaising with the regulatory team to address data requests.

Education and Experience


  • CPA,CA designation 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience combined experience in financial reporting and auditing
  • University degree, preferably in business or commerce
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and Other MS Office applications
  • Experience with HFM, GP and SAP
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • A proactive and independent individual
  • Excellent technical accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP (US GAAP preferable) 

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • 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.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.