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Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

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. 

Purpose

 

The Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis will be responsible for leading a team of Financial Analysts and Manager and supporting the senior management team of the Liberty Power business group. Primary objectives of the manager are to use oversight to ensure financial reporting accuracy and compliance, proactively improve reporting by introducing enhancements or new reports to increase usefulness while reducing preparation, improve performance and usage of the reporting and planning tool, and continually evolve the financial planning and forecasting processes looking for and implementing industry best practices.

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Accountabilities

 

  • Manage quarterly forecast/re-forecast and annual budget cycle for the company’s business units
  • Constructively challenge key budget and forecast assumptions to ensure that budgets and forecasts are unpinned by reliable assumptions
  • Reviews data and forecasting assumptions made by business units, validating corporate trends, changes in operating conditions and actual results into financial plans 
  • Monthly review of the variance analyses to identify weakness, inconsistencies or incomplete analyses of the business units
  • Responsible for the continued development, improvements and maintenance to the Company’s organization wide Clarity and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) based long term forecasting and budgeting application
  • Lead preparation of annual budgets and periodic forecasts in coordination with operational managers/department directors. Manage the Company’s annual budgeting and long term forecasting cycle
  • Reviews the overall accuracy and integrity of budget and forecasts for assigned business units
  • Manage the activities of Financial Analyst(s) to ensure the timely achievement of department goals, within prescribed policies, procedures and standard business practices
  • Prepare the monthly Balanced Scorecard.  Develop new analysis and KPI’s to enhance the understanding of company performance yielding new insights.
  • Manage the “bridge” between management reporting and external reporting, clearly documenting the reconciliation of the two, ensuring consistency and continually looking for ways to streamline both processes.
  • Ensure all financial information is accurate, appropriately disclosed and supports financial statement presentation and disclosure.
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis for LPCo’s senior management team
  • Act as the business owner for financial planning, budgeting and reporting systems, proactively manage the system along with all related processes
  • Ensure the integrity of the planning and reporting systems.  Drive enhancements based on assessment of business needs and inputs from user community working directly with IT and external consultants
  • Ensure all processes are documented and appropriate controls are in place
  • Drive automation of manual reporting using various tools and working with IT
  • Build a team culture of customer service excellence (for both internal and external customers of Finance)
  • Manage 2/3 direct reports including career development, objective setting, reviews & daily guidance.

Education and Experience

 

  • Expertise - advanced/well-developed skills and knowledge within a specific professional discipline involving the integration of theory and principles with organizational practices and precedents
  • Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Minimum 7 years experience in a similar position in an analytical role
  • CPA designation or equivalence
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and Other MS Office applications
  • Experience in deploying budgeting / forecasting models with Clarity 7 and  SAP Analytics Cloud (SAP) is considered an asset
  • Experience with Great Plains considered an asset
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with the Senior Management Team
  • A proactive and independent individual

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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