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Senior Accountant (12 months contract)

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. 

Purpose

 

This position reports to Manager, Accounting. Responsibilities would include monthly financial close, maintaining consolidation and reporting software, involvement in the financial statement close process including financial statements and MD&A, and other ad hoc requests.

Accountabilities

 

Accounting

  • Actively support and participate in monthly financial close cycle to facilitate the production of timely and accurate financial statements.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries including but not limited to Head office accounting, intercompany, fixed assets, share based payments and any other entries from Treasury and Tax.
  • Prepare timely and accurate Balance sheet reconciliations and bank reconciliations for Head office and other offshore subsidiaries.
  • Perform direct and indirect billing from Head office to regions.


Analysis & Reporting

  • Roll forward quarterly financial statements, including notes.
  • Prepare and analyze assigned notes to the quarterly consolidated financial statements as well as complete sets of assigned standalone financial statements. Preparation and review of cash flows statements as needed.
  • Prepare and analyze inputs to the quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis "MD&A" including but not limited to Non-GAAP measures and profit & loss and balance sheet quarterly analytics.
  • Assist / perform in accounting functions including but not limited to pensions, share based compensation and foreign exchange proof etc.
  • Provide accounting research and analysis of significant contracts, complex accounting transactions and new accounting and reporting standards.
  • Assess the impact of accounting changes on financial statements, procedures and internal controls
  • Development of new/enhanced reporting to advance understanding of company performance and yielding value add insights.


Internal Audit, External Audit

  • Provide significant support for external and internal audits including but not limited to documentation and other related information requests.
  • Facilitate process walkthrough with internal and/or external auditors.
  • Support and execute processes aligned with internal control and GAAP standards.


Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Significant support of the budgeting and forecasting cycles including information input and consolidation with supporting analytics.
  • Support Regulatory filings possibly including providing input and draft responses for filings appropriate for gov't agency requests.
     

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support system implementation, maintenance and enhancement activities.
  • Actively participate in the identification and execution of process improvement/best practice initiatives.
     

Education and Experience

 

  • University - Bachelor degree or equivalent in Accounting and Finance
  • 3-5 years of experiences

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 (helath/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.

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