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Liberty Utilities Manager, Accounting in Litchfield Park, Arizona

Manager, Accounting

Litchfield Park, AZ, US, 85340

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.


Provides management for accounting and financial functions for multiple divisional utility companies. Oversite of traditional accounting functions including but not limited to A/R, A/P, accruals, cash, revenue and expense transactions, G/L and system management, and fixed asset tracking. Coordinates, reviews, and approves journal entries, account reconciliations, budgets, forecasts, and financial operations. Plans, organizes, directs, controls and manage the activities and staff within the accounting/administration functions. Communicates with home office accounting department for proper recording and transmission of financial or related information. Acts as liaison for internal and external auditors. Provides leadership and active participation in financial and administrative projects and initiatives. Manages accounting functions of developer line extension agreements including refund calculations and payments. Performs other duties as may be assigned.


  • Provides leadership for financial functions for multiple divisional companies including but not limited to approval of monthly journal entries and reconciliations.

  • Establishes and maintains functional area policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with Corporate Accounting policies, SOX, GAAP and regulatory compliance.

  • Monthly close process which includes P&L and capital analytics.

  • Liaison for internal and external auditor and other divisions within the region.

  • Create, mentor, and bond the Finance team with the business functions.

  • Provide support to Regulatory department for rate case preparation, filings, and data responses.

  • Assists with preparation of annual budgets.

  • Makes trips to various division locations and potential acquisition locations.

  • Works on special projects as requested by management.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Knowledge of computer systems, billing software, accounts payable and cash receipts.

  • Knowledge of all essential company accounting functions.

  • Requires experience as a manager/supervisor.

  • A minimum of (7) seven years of accounting/finance experience, with at least two (2) years management supervisory, or mentorship experience.

  • Additional academic education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the potential to perform the duties of the position. Prior regulated utility accounting experience is preferred but not required.

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License.

  • Work requires the ability to read and process at a college level various accounting and industry terms, spreadsheets, vendor invoices, state statutes, federal laws, line extension agreements, service area maps, correspondence, legal documents and contracts.

  • Work requires the ability to perform math calculations such as addition, subtraction, and algebra. Ability to calculate, add, subtract, estimate, communicate, understand and catch errors in customer service, vendor and accounting daily activity

  • Work requires the ability to effectively write letters, memos and emails to other management and external individuals. Must be able to summarize research performed in a manner that can easily be followed and presented to others.

  • Will work within and follow established budget guidelines and make sure proper managerial approval has been given for any expenditure. Will head accounting functions of annual budget process in terms of compiling, documentation, analysis and presentation. Will provide assistance and feedback to managers during budgeting process. Will coordinate accounting personnel budget work.

  • Work is widely varied, to include involvement with other management, vendors, developers, customer service, and operations personnel. Must understand the interdependency of all company operations and be able to analyze and prioritize situations as they arise on a daily basis

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Facilitates work flow of accounting personnel with other departments and home office. Must be able to manage personnel and various situations as they arise. Ability to communicate recommendations regarding procedure development and implementation

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.