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Liberty Utilities Senior Financial Analyst in Londonderry, New Hampshire

Senior Financial Analyst

Summary

Title:Senior Financial Analyst

ID:LU-754-19

Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Accounting & Finance & Audit

Location:Londonderry, NH

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:03053

Description

Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business 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:

The Senior Financial Analyst contributes significantly to the development, coordination and consolidation of all aspects of the 5-year budgets/plans, monthly variance analysis and forecasts. In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst supports the business partners to manage capital and O&M expenditures. This position will work with the Regulatory team supporting regulatory filings and reconciliations and responding to information data requests. This position will also be working with internal and external auditors.

Job Functions:

  • Develops, updates, maintains and refines the capital and O&M budgets and forecasts, document assumptions used and modifications made for model runs. Interacts with other departments (operations, planning and regulatory, tax, etc.) to obtain essential data inputs and review outputs with same for reasonableness. Produces forecast scenarios based multiple assumption changes. Provides and presents analysis of assumption change outcomes, including scenario comparison reports, to senior management for discussion. Suggests alternative actions for consideration.

  • Leads monthly variance analysis process, noting and explaining key drivers of actual vs budget and prior year results, including detailed understanding of changes in net margin and operating costs.

  • Analyzes and completes monthly reporting package on capital spending; participates in presentation of capital spending results.

  • Acts as liaison to the Operations team for inquires and provides finance support surrounding reporting and recognition of capital expenditures.

  • Works closely with Operations to ensure all documentation around capital spending is complete and in accordance with the Capital Spending Policy.

  • Produces financial reports and slide presentations for monthly management meetings and quarterly Board of Director’s meetings.

  • Provides support to Regulatory Department for rate case preparation, filings, and data responses.

  • Performs various analyses utilizing advanced spreadsheet skills.

  • Ensures compliance with Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, including working with auditors on control related audit testing and inquiries.

  • Participates in special/other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field with minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in accounting and finance.

  • Experience in the public utility sector within finance will be strongly considered.

  • Strong knowledge of principles of accounting, finance and management accounting required.

  • Ability to create reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external groups.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional presentation and the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to provide strategic solutions to complex problems required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required. Great Plains a plus.

  • Flexibility with traveling within US & Canada required.

  • Valid driver’s license required

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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