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Senior Accountant
Title:Senior Accountant
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.

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the accurate and timely recording of financial transactions within the Company’s financial system. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for adherence to the book closing process and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) as well as the financial analysis of results.

Job Functions:

  • Adhering to the monthly book closing schedule including the processing of journal entries and analysis of accounts to accurately value accounts on the general ledger including but not limited to regulatory accounting (e.g. deferred gas, pension, environmental, etc.)
  • Contributing to the preparation of the monthly financial reporting package
  • Perform GL account reconciliations
  • Preparing regulatory reports
  • Providing guidance to field operations on account coding of expenses
  • Supporting all internal units of the business including utility operations, regulatory and pricing, customer service, procurement and all administrative levels
  • Providing analysis of information for users of financial information
  • Providing solutions to business issues as well as embracing change as an essential component of performance
  • Completing special projects as needed e.g. support for internal, external and regulatory audits, supporting regulatory and rate case filings
  • Preparing quarterly cash flow statement and balance sheet analytics
  • Preparing monthly net margin analysis
  • Adhere to and maintain the financial results consistent with ICFR policies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Associates Degree in Accounting preferred.  Previous regulatory accounting experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Work experience in the Utility industry a plus
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles required
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional presentation and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required.
  • Understanding of regulatory accounting a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial information and recognize significant variances, trends and irregularities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve by grasping the key drivers of issues and thinking through solutions that are effective and efficient
  • Ability to establish a high level of confidence with internal personnel and external contacts

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.‚Äč 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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