Liberty Utilities Analyst III, Financial Planning & Analysis in Oakville, Ontario
Analyst III, Financial Planning & Analysis
Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1
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.
Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis and Director, Financial Planning and Analysis , this position is responsible for being a valued business partner to Liberty’s regulated water utility operations in Merrick, NY. Examples include:
Provide useful, timely, and accurate reporting
Proactively improve reporting by suggesting enhancements or new reports to increase usefulness to end users
Improve performance and usage of the reporting and planning tool (primarily SAP SAC)
Assist in the preparation and review of annual budgets and period forecasts
Continually improve the financial planning and forecasting processes looking for and implementing industry best practices
Financial Planning & Analysis
Work with business groups across the organizations to better understand financial results as well as risks and opportunities to current forecast. Effectively communicate these findings to the team
Provide support to local teams related to variance explanations and drivers
Provide support to local teams related to the preparation and revision of annual forecasts, annual Budget cycle, and long-term forecast
Consolidate regional monthly financial presentations and provide detailed variance analyses and commentary on financial and operational results
Assist Director FP&A and Manager FP&A with preparation of all monthly, quarterly, and annual deliverables for senior management teams
Deliver meaningful insights into business performance and communicate to senior management
Assist in managing the annual budgeting and long-term forecasting cycle as it relates to the local operations
Review FP&A processes and procedures to provide recommendations to drive continuous improvement and better accountability
Provide financial support and analysis for various ad hoc projects and bridge results between scenarios
Ensure all processes are well documented and appropriate controls are in place
Other duties as assigned
Develop an in-depth knowledge of SAP SAC in order provide ongoing support for local business groups
Foster relationships with other business groups including Corporate Accounting, External Reporting, Treasury, Human Resources, and other groups to provide ad hoc analyses as needed
Work with Internal and External auditors providing support for management reporting, external reporting, and controls
Assist in the development of SAP SAC reports and dashboards
Develop understanding of company’s utilities business
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or greater (e.g. Business, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, etc.)
A minimum three years of progressive experience in accounting and/or finance roles
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, PowerPoint and Word is required
Professional accounting designation (CPA or CMA) is preferred
Candidates who possess skills in the areas of forecasting, analytics/modeling and spreadsheet/database creation and maintenance through formal training and/or experience are preferred
Experience with SAP SAC is a strong asset
Experience working in the utilities, energy and/or other regulated industries is an asset
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
High attention to detail and desire to learn
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
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.