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Manager, Financial Reporting
Title:Manager, Financial Reporting
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Accounting & Finance & Audit
Location:Londonderry, NH
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:03053

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.

Responsible for providing management for accounting and financial reporting functions for Liberty Utilities-New Hampshire Region utility companies. Position oversees the accounting and financial reporting for the largest gas company in New Hampshire, an electric utility and a service company. Additionally, this position has responsibility for accounts payable processing for each of the Liberty Utilities-gas and electric companies in the East Region. Coordinates, reviews, and approves journal entries, account reconciliations, budgets, and financial operations, as well as ensuring accounts payable transactions are appropriately processed and paid. This position manages a staff of up to eight Accountants/Accounts Payable Staff and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate mariner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, communication with corporate accounting and proper recording and transmission of financial or related information. Acts as liaison for internal and external auditors. Provides leadership and active participation in financial and administrative projects and initiatives with a commitment to excellence.

Job Functions:

  • Provides management for accounting, financial reporting and accounts payable functions for Liberty Utilities-East Region utility companies.

  • Work requires daily, management of accounting personnel as well as assisting with other areas of company as needed. Ability to make decisions that are within office and corporate standards and guidelines. Must be able to perform duties and function effectively with no supervision.

  • Analysis, paperwork and use of computer. Works with financial work orders, spreadsheets and computerized reports.

  • Works with accounting staff and other management to ensure proper flow of data to the general ledger. Ensures proper analysis done for reporting and use in audits. Implements and ensures corporate policies and procedures are in place and followed. Ensures controls are being followed and ensures that deficiencies are resolved.

  • Works on special projects such as new software, cash lock box system and other various items that are intended t/1 speed up and streamline processes.

  • Approves invoice coding and capital project coding.

  • Collaborates with other utility departments on operational process reviews and shared functions including, Customer Care Group on billing and collection issues.

  • Works with NH Public Utility Commission audit staff on various regulatory audits.

  • Visits off-site locations within the East Region as needed

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. MBA/CPA preferred.

  • Minimum seven years of accounting/finance experience, with at least two (2) years management/supervisory experience required.

  • Prior regulated utility accounting experience is preferred but not required.

  • Strong knowledge of computer systems, billing software, and cash receipts. Knowledge of all essential company accounting functions

  • Ability to read and process at a high level various accounting and industry terms, spreadsheets, vendor invoices, state statutes, federal laws, line extension agreements, service area maps, correspondence, legal documents and contracts.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including strong Excel skills and ability to perform Pivot tables and LOOKUPS required.

  • Excellent team/consensus building and leadership skills required.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in developing and writing programs and procedures for safety and operations.

  • Highly self-motivated and organized and able to work in a fast pace/changing environment.

  • Responsive to changing job demands/ flexible when priorities change.

  • Work is widely varied, to include involvement with other management, vendors, developers, customer service, and operations personnel. Must understand the interdependency of all company operations and be able to analyze and prioritize situations as they arise on a daily basis.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

  • Facilitates work flow of accounting personnel with other departments and home office.

  • Ability to communicate recommendations regarding procedure development and implementation.

  • Valid driver's license required and ability to travel to other Liberty offices within the US & Canada when required.

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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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