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Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

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

 

Reporting to the Vice President, the Senior Director Financial Planning & Analysis provides strategic leadership within the FP&A department.  This is a critical leadership role, acting as the right hand to the Vice President, fully responsible for managing the accountabilities, priorities and workload of the team.  The Senior Director will bring years of corporate experience to the organization, implementing best practices with a goal towards minimizing complexity and driving decision making.  The Senior Director will act as a mentor for senior FP&A team members, ensuring appropriate development plans are in place and the team members are actively supported in their own career development.
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the short and long-term consolidated forecasts including the annual budgeting cycle.  This will be accomplished through the team building and maintaining critical models including sensitivity analysis.  In addition to ad hoc analysis, this role has responsibility for completion of detailed consolidated variance analysis for all of the various business divisions and preparation/review of monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables to Executives and Board.
With the implementation of a new planning software, SAP Analytics for the Cloud, (SAC) this role will be accountable for change management and leadership, effective adaptation of the tool, driving continuous improvement opportunities, future projects and enhancements which will maximize the future benefits of the planning tool within the FP&A function.  
 

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Accountabilities

 

  • Overall responsibility for leading the budgeting and long-term planning process, with rolling forecasts, 24 month cash flow forecasts and maintaining the accuracy of the short and long term model throughout the year.
  • Act as the key reviewer, ensure completeness and reasonability of forecasts; provide viable solutions to issues raised and provide recommendations to improve financial performance.
  • Acting as a mechanism to monitor and control business decisions which are made by business partners, through forecasting, and variance analysis.
  • Prepares/guides/reviews board level reporting, monthly business reviews and internal monthly management reporting.
  • Develop insightful and detailed analyses and modeling (ad hoc and regular) to assist in operational decision support.
  • Actively facilitate and encourage the development of new/enhanced reporting to advance understanding of company performance and yielding value add insights throughout the organization.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-term planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory changes.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal/external partners & departmental interfaces.
  • Proactively ensure that the controls environment is sound, ensure that audit appropriate evidence is produced and maintained.
  • Oversee completion of ad-hoc project as required.
  • Assist with the transition of new acquisitions into Liberty.
  • Develop team members, drive employee engagement through actions, words and respectful treatment of all members of the team.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with senior executives to identify their needs and provide full business partnership.
     

Education and Experience

 

  • Recent experience in FP&A at Director or higher level is required, including experience working in a matrix organization.
  • Extensive experience leading a team of professionals in a corporate environment.
  • Bachelor's in Accounting or Business Administration equivalent with 15+ years of relevant business experience in a similar role.
  • Professional certification CPA-CA/CFA/MBA is strongly preferred.
  • Industry related experience /knowledge is a strong asset.
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively with executive level management and employees on all levels.
  • Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, and flexible.
  • Team player, will work collaboratively to get the work done, strong communicator.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills are required.
  • High level of comfort with planning software, ability to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Ability to write professional reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from team members and various partners.
  • Experience with financial modeling using Excel or similar software.
  • Attention to detail is a high priority; must also demonstrate a sense of urgency commensurate with the needs of the Executives.
  • Willingness to work hard when needed to ensure that deliverables and deadlines are met.
     

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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