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Director, Finance & Administration
Title:Director, Finance & Administration
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64802

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

An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. Serve as Department Director, responsible for ensuring financial information of Liberty Central is accurately and timely recorded and in compliance with GAAP, FERC, and other Federal and State requirements.

Implement and monitor accounting policies, processes and internal control structure to assure transactions ae recorded in accordance with GAAP, regulatory accounting principles and Company policies.

Coordinate and direct a high performing team capable of accumulating, processing and reporting information in an accurate and timely manner across areas of revenue, fuel, plant and property, accounts payable and tax.

Provide support, training, and growth opportunities to department employees.

Ensure that all Empire District benefit plan activity is reflected and recorded accurately in the Company’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP.

Oversee the preparation of quarterly financial statements of the Empire’s benefit plans for review by the Benefit Committee and in preparation for the annual audit.
Coordinate Benefits Committee meetings and serve as a liaison to plan auditors and actuaries and Liberty Utilities Customer Care Leadership.

Identify and research new accounting and regulatory pronouncements, analyze their effect on the financial statements and rate recovery mechanisms, document conclusions and propose appropriate controls, processes and entries to properly reflect the new items in the Company’s financial statements.

Coordinate any implementations of changes to processes and controls.

Oversee the SOX controls process for the Liberty Central region.

Ensure processes are in place to accurately analyze and account for joint ventures, goodwill and other significant Company contracts to discern accounting implications.


Education & Experience
BS Degree or equivalent and 3 years of experience in Utilities Accounting

MBA, CPA, and or/ CMA preferred

Thorough understanding of all General Accounting functions

Minimum of 3 years departmental management experience.

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.

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy
Share purchase/match plan
401K Plan
Free refreshments
Top Talent Program
Volunteer paid days off
Employee Assistance Program
Achievement fund
Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

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 honor 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 Team.

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