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Senior Accountant (contract)
Title:Senior Accountant (contract)
Subsidiary:Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp
Department:Accounting & Finance & Audit
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) 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.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

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

This position reports to Manager, External Reporting.  Responsibilities would include monthly financial close, maintaining consolidation and reporting software, involvement in the financial statement close process including financial statements and MD&A and other ad hoc requests.

Length of Term- 12 month contract 

Job Functions:

  • Actively support and participate in monthly financial close cycle to facilitate the production of timely and accurate financial statements.                                                                  
  • Prepare monthly journal entries including but not limited to Head office accounting, intercompany, share based payments and any other entries from treasury.                                                                  
  • Prepare timely and accurate Balance sheet reconciliations and bank reconciliations for Head office and other offshore subsidiaries.                                                                   
  • Perform direct and indirect billing from Head office to regions.                                                                  
  • Roll forward quarterly financial statements, including notes.                                                                      
  • Prepare and analyze assigned notes to the quarterly consolidated financial statements as well as complete sets of assigned standalone financial statements. Preparation and review of cash flows as needed.                                        
  • Prepare and analyze inputs to the quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis "MD&A" including but not limited to Non-GAAP measures and profit and loss quarterly analytics.                                                                  
  • Provide accounting research and analysis of significant contracts, complex accounting transactions and new accounting and reporting standards.                                                                      
  • Assess the impact of accounting changes on financial statements, procedures and internal controls                        
  •  Development of new/enhanced reporting to advance understanding of company performance and yielding value add insights.                                                                          
  • Provide significant support for external and internal audits including but not limited to documentation and other related information requests.                                                                       
  • Facilitate process walkthrough with internal and/or external auditors.                                                                   
  • Support and execute processes aligned with internal control and GAAP standards.                                                         
  • Significant support of the budgeting and forecasting cycles including information input and consolidation with supporting analytics.                                                                     
  • Support Regulatory filings possibly including providing input and draft responses for filings appropriate for gov't agency requests.                                                                 
  • Support system implementation, maintenance and enhancement activities.                                                                      
  • Actively participate in the identification and execution of process improvement/best practice initiatives.                                                                               

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required or equivalent
  • Professional Accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA) or actively pursuing                                                         
  • 3-5 years of experience in Accounting                    
  • Strong knowledge of accounting theory, generally accepted accounting principles
  • Utility accounting experience an asset
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and report  financial information
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database applications
  • Experience with Great Plains system would be an asset                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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 honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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 Talent Acquisition consultant.

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