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Liberty Utilities Senior Accountant (2) in Joplin, Missouri

Senior Accountant (2)


Title:Senior Accountant (2)


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Financial Planning & Analysis

Location:Joplin, MO

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:64801


Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Mandate: Perform accounting functions as necessary to collect, develop, analyze and present the Company’s revenue, capital, and O&M budgets. Compile and analyze budget and actual information for various reporting requirements, internal and external. Handle inquiries about budget information. Researches accounting questions as needed. Performs various accounting functions related to the monthly closing process. Continually enhance processes and procedures.

Job Functions:

  • Participate as a member of the accounting team to ensure transactions are reflected in the budget and accounting systems in accordance with sound budget and accounting practices and company policy.

  • Provide accurate and timely budget reports to aid in decision making and to enhance individual department efficiency and planning. Assist internal customers with solving budget related problems.

  • Coordinate the collection of data and the development of the annual Revenue, Capital, and O&M budgets. This includes maintenance and documentation of the budget detail data and systems as well as developing and executing to the approved budget schedules.

  • Consult with management and budgeters to develop reports for management, outside auditors and other internal or external customers detailing REvenues, Capital and O&M expenditures/costs, actual to budget variances, actual current period to actual previous period variances, and various other related information as required.

  • Perform ongoing evaluation of the budget data through comparison of budget versus actual data. Analyze vaiances and request explanations from departments when necessary. Establish continuous communication with other departments to develop efficient reports and/or accurate data.

  • Support the development of long range financial forecasts and other long range budget based projects prepared by other departments. Compile Capital budget data to maintain five year projections.

  • Coordinate and review work done by other accountants in the completion of budget related activities. Perform other special finance/accounting related special projects as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Accounting and equivalent with a high level of competency and experience in utility accounting.

  • Complete understanding of utility constructions and materials is required.

  • High level of personal computer skills is required.

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.


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