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Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

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 will support the FP&A team’s mission to simplify the complex, tell the financial story and drive informed decision making.
The purpose of this position is to provide FP&A support in the area of Regulated Utilities, consolidated reporting and to drive improvements across all FP&A processes including Budgeting, Forecasting, Management Reporting, Variance Analysis, Capex Analysis and Performance Measurement.  This position plays a key role in budgeting, analysis and control over corporate allocations to the businesses and will interact directly with executives to achieve results.

Accountabilities

 

  • •FP&A support for Liberty Utilities and Consolidated APUC

o    Preparation/ Consolidation and review of budgets, forecasts
o    Assist with variance analysis and review of monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables to Executives and Board of APUC

  • Build relationships with various stakeholders throughout the corporate office, including the Renewables Group, Regulated Services, Corporate and business level management to understand recurring planning, forecasting and management reporting needs.
  • Review forecasting by working closely with business units monthly to refresh rest of year forecasting for the income statement, cash forecasting and capital investments.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members for strategic long term planning ensuring data consistency and accuracy.
  • FP&A Process Improvements

o    Provide recommendations to drive continuous improvement and better accountability to process and achieve deadlines within FP&A and all stakeholders involved in planning, forecasting and reporting
o    Design of and compliance with processes and internal controls to ensure timely and accurate reporting, and ensure full compliance with the SOX program
o    Assist with broader organization FP&A process improvements

  • Analytics & Modelling

o    Develop a strong understanding of the current year and long term model
o    Develop cost management processes and forecasting processes
o    Assist with benchmarking performance and processes against competitors and identifying best practices
o    Assist with preparation and analysis of statement of cash flow and balance sheet

  • Corporate Oversight

o    Review analysis of the financial results based on historical trends, variances and recommending corrective actions to influence future results
o    Assist with review of consolidated scorecard and communicating results to the senior management
o    Participate in the preparation of a consolidated calendar for monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines
o    Provide support when required to all leaders within FP&A and respond to ad hoc requests from business groups, executives and Vice President

  • Provide financial analysis support and analysis for various ad hoc projects and bridge results between scenarios
  • Attend monthly operations meetings and variance meetings to discuss Financial and Operational results
  • Partner with Corporate Accounting, External Reporting, Treasury, HR, IT and other departments
  • Work with Internal and External auditors providing support for management reporting, external reporting and controls.

Education and Experience

 

  • An accounting designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of managerial experience in an FP&A role is required and prior experience in financial accounting and maintaining an environment with strong internal controls is desired
  • Experience working in the utilities, energy and/or other regulated industries is an asset
  • Experience in consolidating budgets and forecasts of subsidiaries 
  • Experience with tier one planning & reporting software 
  • Advanced financial modeling ability and experience is an asset
  • Advanced user in PowerPoint and Excel with in-depth knowledge of advanced formulas, charting, and pivot tables (and associated formulas) 
  • Experience preparing and analyzing cash flow statements and balance sheets
  • Experience managing complex initiatives in a matrixed corporate environment

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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