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Senior Manager, Capital Planning
Title:Senior Manager, Capital Planning
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
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.

Mandate: The Senior Manager, Capital Planning will contribute to the profitability of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (‘APUC’) through the administration of the Company’s Capital Plan. The Senior Manager is responsible for leading the preparation of the capital and financing elements of the company’s annual and rolling forecasts. The individual will work with regional management to proactively manage capital expenditures.

Job Functions:

  • Forecasting and Capital Planning:
    • Partner with regional management, FP&A,  project and business development teams to proactively and continuously manage the timing of capital expenditures, prioritizing projects to ensure achievement of financial targets within the constraints of the company’s target credit metrics
    • Prepare a monthly analysis of actual and projected capital spend variances and assess the impact on 12 month rolling and projected rating agency credit metrics. Revise projections where appropriate and make recommendations to enhance credit metrics and meet financial targets
    • Lead the preparation of the capital and financing elements of the company’s annual and rolling forecasts
    • Perform what-if analysis of impacts of changes in capital expenditures and new business opportunities/acquisitions on credit metrics and liquidity
    • Provide input and guidance on strategic financial issues and project/liquidity structuring ideas
  • Reporting and Analysis:
    • Prepare monthly dashboards covering credit rating metrics, capital expenditures and liquidity
    • Assist in the preparation of quarterly reports to the Board of Directors, Senior Management and various stakeholders as required
  • Audit and Control:
    • Assist in development of policies, procedures, operational controls and standards pertaining to areas of responsibility
    • Work with external and internal auditors in connection with SOX compliance and capital expenditure reporting
    • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures in day-to-day conduct in areas of responsibility
  • Special Projects:
    • Assist due diligence efforts related to construction and other financings for development projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Treasury or FP&A role within a large organization
  • University Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a CPA designation preferred. CFA, FP&A or CTP designations would be an asset
  • Experience in working with credit rating agencies an asset
  • Knowledge of regulated utility and energy generation business considered 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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