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Project Controller
Title:Project Controller
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Information Technology
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.

What's in it for you?

It is an exciting time to join our organization as we are kicking off our Customer First Program!  This is a key role in the program so you will have an opportunity to make an enterprise-wide impact 

Customer First is an organization wide transformation program driving people, process and technology change. It focuses on improvements to respond to customer expectations for digital interaction, choice, responsiveness and convenience and empowers our people to do more meaningful work by introducing technology that reduces day to day manual tasks and allows for more developmental, value-added work.

It will transform our organization to a sustainable customer-centric business which is supported by leading business processes and scalable technology that make a real difference to our customers and the world.

Customer First includes the implementation of SAP and other integrated technologies along with leading practice processes.

We will need you to: 

  • Provide and support the Customer First Program needs of the Transformation business
  • Act as the "go to" person for the modeling and analysis of the Customer First Program costs while ensuring there is effective cross functional collaboration 
  • Assist in completing a variety of financial analysis and program management activities related to the monthly reporting the of program costs as well as financial administration activities of the Customer First program
  • Familiar with a wide variety of accounting, financial, planning and modeling and project management concepts
Specific areas of focus:
  • Create and maintain project budgets and schedules
  • Provide accurate monthly reports with detailed variance analysis of actual results compared to budget and re-forecast when necessary
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports together with the year end schedules, cost reports and reconciliations and assist in the preparation of management reports.
  • Assist with the preparation of the cost benefit analysis and documentation
  • Provide administrative support of the benefits realization process
  • Preparation of program status reports and materials for the different committee meetings
  • Responsible for the on/off boarding of employees in the Customer First Program
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of program documentation
  • Other duties as assigned by the program management office

Experience & Abilities you bring:

  • University - Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of accounting theory, generally accepted accounting principles and the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Utility accounting experience an asset
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and report  financial information
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong experience with database applications and Excel 
  • Experience with Great Plains and/or SAP system would be an asset
You are:
  • A self starter looking to take on a new and exciting challenge 
  • A strong and effective communicator 


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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