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Liberty Utilities Accountant I - III (Joplin) in Joplin, Missouri

Accountant I - III (Joplin)

Joplin, MO, US, 64801

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.


Responsible for the timely and accurate recording of financial information within the accounting system. Monitor trends and variances, reconcile accounts, participate in the financial closing process, analyze financial results, and comply with financial policies and internal controls. Manage compliance with SEC , GAAP , FERC and various state regulatory requirements. An understanding of utility financial and operational activities and the ability to communicate effectively will be vital to succeed in this position.


  • Actively participate in the monthly financial closing process by performing analysis, managing data, communicating with accounting and other staff, preparing journal entries, reviewing financial data, and performing account reconciliations.

  • Maintain financial databases and reporting systems. Prepare analysis and financial reporting for internal management purposes.

  • Coordinate and analyze internal (SOX) controls under the direction of management. Work closely with internal and external auditors.

  • Support regulatory filings, responses to regulatory data requests, and preparation of ad hoc analysis and reporting for regulatory compliance purposes.

  • Assist with the preparation and monitoring of annual budget development and execution.

  • Support all units of business including billing, operations, regulatory, and customer service functions. Provide guidance to field operations regarding proper account coding. Seek ways to continuously improve processes and reliability.

  • Assist the Director and/or VP, Finance & Administration by completing tasks and reports as needed and contribute to the success of the department by seeking ways to improve procedures and processes.

Education and Experience

  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent) is required.

  • Advanced analytical skills and demonstrated knowledge of accounting theory and principles is required.

  • Working experience with Microsoft and accounting software is necessary.

  • Work experience in a highly regulated industry preferred.

  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints with firm deadlines

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 (health/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

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.