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Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis (Analyst III)

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 III, Regulated Financial Planning and Analysis (“FP&A”) provides FP&A support for the Company’s regulated utilities. 


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

  • 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

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Accountabilities

 

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 regional FP&A teams related to variance explanations and drivers
  • Provide support to regional FP&A 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 Senior FP&A Manager and FP&A Manager 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 Company’s Regulated Utilities operations.
  • Review FP&A processes and procedures in order 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 Company’s regulated business groups   
  • Foster relationships with other business groups including Corporate Accounting, External Reporting, Treasury, Human Resources, Investor Relations, 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  
  • Attend monthly operations meetings and variance meetings to discuss Financial and Operational results
  • Provide regional support in the use of SAP SAC
  • Assist in the development of SAP SAC reports and dashboards
  • Develop understanding of company’s utilities and renewable business 

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater (e.g. Business, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, etc.)
  • An accounting designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) is required
  • 3 years + progressive experience in accounting and/or finance roles
  • Experience with SAP SAC is a strong asset 
  • Experience working in the utilities, energy and/or other regulated industries is an asset
  • Must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including; Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • 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
  • Demonstrated financial modeling ability is an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail and desire to learn 
     

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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