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Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis -Renewables (Analyst III)

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-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. 



A chance to make an impact in achieving the company’s success by providing financial leadership, supporting key strategic projects – all while building effective relationship and influencing decision making across the team. The ideal candidate will develop within the role and seek progressively challenging responsibilities. This role will actively support business development and corporate departments by providing detailed and accurate financial analysis, updating the short- and long-term forecasts, preparing the annual budget and senior management reporting.




Key responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive analysis on the financial results, explaining variances in actuals versus budgeted and forecast recommending corrective actions to influence future results
  • 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
  • Coordinate and prepare monthly management financial reports (P&L, variance reports, balance sheets statements, capital expenditures and KPIs) by consolidating imports from, and working with business units and other areas of finance. Ensure all financial information is accurate, appropriately disclosed and supports financial statement presentation and disclosure.
  • Develop new analysis and KPIs to enhance understanding of company performance yielding new insights. Assist in process improvements for variance in financial reporting
  • Act as partner to the business, perform ad hoc analysis and other requests to support business activities and decisions
  • Tackle the unfamiliar by participating in new processes setup, identifying and resolving issues related to new activities
  • Provide analysis to support the writing of the quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)


Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Work on assigned portfolios, complete quarterly reforecasts (including the annual budget) based on the long-term models in SAC
  • Build and maintain supplementary models to support the forecast process in coordination with business unit leaders
  • Assist in providing explanations and support during the quarterly audits


Reporting System:

  • Assist in maintaining data input templates and reports for users
  • Perform periodic reconciliation of the planning tool data to the company ERP
  • Provide financial analysis and business decision support for ad hoc projects


Other Responsibilities:

  • Deliver meaningful insights into business performance and communicate to senior management
  • 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
  • Attend monthly operations meetings and variance meetings to discuss Financial and Operational results
  • Assist in the development of SAP SAC reports and dashboards, implementation of new functionality

Education and Experience


  • Minimum 2 - 3 years of experience in an analytical role, experience dealing with senior individuals of both financial and non-financial nature is preferred
  • CPA designation is preferred 
  • University degree in business or commerce
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel is mandatory (Pivot tables, Lookups, simple Macros, Modeling, graphs)
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with SAC / Clarity 7 considered an asset
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent project management, multi-tasking and organizational skill
  • Highly motivated to develop new skills and can demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Can demonstrate exceptional attention to details and not afraid to challenge the status quo

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

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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