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Senior Accountant

Londonderry, NH, US, 03053 Joplin, MO, US, 64804 Joplin, MO, US, 64818 Joplin, MO, US, 64801 Joplin, MO, US, 64804 Joplin, MO, US, 64801

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 Senior Accountant is the key subject matter expert and contact for the regulated business, performs accounting research and provide accounting guidance, reviews and preparation of financial information from the regulated entities for purposes of external reporting (analytics, notes to the financial statements, cash flows), has involvement in business development activities (due diligence) and responsible for the Finance integration of acquired regulated entities and is responsibility for servicing internal Company stakeholders (e.g. Asset Strategy, FP&A, Business Development, Regulatory, Legal, Investors Relations, etc.) regarding regulated business.

Accountabilities

 

Business

  • Provide support to the regulated entities and to the external reporting team. 
  • Establish relationship with the regulated business. Develop business, processes and accounting knowledge related to regulatory matters. 
  • Develop and deliver training sessions to the corporate teams on the regulated business and related accounting.
  • Participate in the relevant EEI/AGA committees and share knowledge with the corporate and regional teams.
  • Proactively identify and implement process improvements/best practice initiatives for the Company
  • Ensure active participation and support for Regulatory filings possibly including but not limited to providing and reviewing input and draft responses for filings appropriate for government agency data requests.
  • Responsibility for supporting and/or actively participating in the development of business opportunities (due diligence) and/or mitigation of business risk. Responsible for the integration of acquired regulated entities within Finance.

Analytics and reporting

  • Provide accounting research and analysis of significant contracts and complex accounting transactions                                                        
  • Provide accounting research on new accounting and reporting developments  
  • Assist with compliance to financial reporting requirements for SEC registrants and FERC requirements                                                                                     
  • Contribute information/note support required for the preparation of financial statements including:
    • Review regional balance sheet and P&L analytics and prepare consolidated balance narratives 
    • Prepare consolidated notes to the financial statements that relate mainly to the regulated business (e.g. cash flow, business acquisition, accounts receivable, plant, goodwill, regulatory matters, pension, commitments, long-term debt, other long-term liabilities and regulatory notes to the financials 
  • Manage and monitor a strong control environment including but not limited to adherence to internal SOX standards, GAAP, and alignment with Company Policies and procedures
  • Assist with external audit to ensure completed in a smooth and timely manner.

Support

  • Working with the FP&A team, review variance analysis to detect potential errors
  • Assist in providing details during budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Work with the tax group assisting with data requests and other regulatory filing requirements.
  • Assist in providing support during the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Liaise with departments regarding various data requests.
  • Assist the Director, Accounting in ad-hoc tasks. 
  • Act as a positive change agent by raising visibility of anticipated changes and building support ahead of the actual change.

Education and Experience

 

  • CPA designation or equivalence
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the utility industry in the United States 
  • Excellent technical accounting skills and knowledge of US GAAP and regulatory accounting in the United States (FERC, States Commissions, NARUC)
  • A proactive and independent individual with excellent communication skills
  • Experience with SAP and HFM would be an asset
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and Other MS Office applications
  • Team player and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

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

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: Boston

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