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Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
Title:Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
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.

This position will support the FP&A team’s mission to simplify the complex, tell the financial story and drive informed decision making.
The purpose of this position is to provide FP&A support in the area of Corporate Services and to drive improvements across all FP&A processes including Budgeting, Forecasting, Management Reporting, Variance Analysis, CapEx Analysis and Performance Measurement.

Job Functions:

• FP&A support for Liberty Utilities
    o Preparation/ Consolidation and review of budgets, forecasts and
    o Assist with variance analysis and review of monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables to Executives and Board of APUC
• Build relationships with various stakeholders across corporate office, Liberty Power, Liberty Corporate and regional management to understand recurring planning, forecasting and management reporting needs.
• Review forecasting by working closely with Regional FP&A team and business units monthly to refresh rest of year forecasting for the Income Statement and Capital Investments.
• Work alongside other team members such as FP&A Managers for long term planning ensuring data consistency around production forecasting and actual Connections /volumes, rate base, ROY Forecast for PL + CapEx and Capital Structure Assumptions.
• FP&A Process Improvements
    o Provide recommendations to drive continuous improvement and better accountability to process and deadlines within FP&A, regional finance and all stakeholders involved in planning, forecasting and reporting
    o Design of and compliance with processes and internal controls to ensure timely and accurate reporting, and ensure full compliance with the SOX program
    o Assist with broader organization FP&A process improvements
• Analytics & Modelling
    o Develop a strong understanding of the Regional long term model
    o Develop cost management processes and forecasting processes
    o Assist with benchmarking performance and processes against competitors and identifying best practices
    o Prepare and analyze statement of cash flow and balance sheet
• Corporate Oversight
    o Review analysis of the financial results based on historical trends, variances and recommending corrective actions to influence future results
    o Review of Liberty Utilities  consolidated Balanced Scorecard (including LU corporate and regional, LPCo, APUC and LABS) and communicating results to the senior management
    o Preparation of a consolidated calendar for monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines
    o Provide support when required to all leaders within FP&A and respond to ad hoc requests from business groups, executives and Vice President
• Provide financial analysis support and analysis for ad hoc projects and bridge results between scenarios
• Attend monthly operations meetings and variance meetings to discuss Financial and Operational results
• Partner with Corporate Accounting, External Reporting, Treasury, HR, IT and other departments
• Work with Internal and External auditors providing support for Management Reporting

Minimum Qualifications

• An accounting designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) is required
• Minimum 3-5 years of managerial experience in an FP&A role is required and prior experience in financial accounting and maintaining an environment with strong internal controls is desired
• Experience in consolidating budgets and forecasts of subsidiaries an asset
• Experience with tier one planning & reporting software (BPC/Hyperion preferred) and experience with various other software such as Great Plains, SAP, Clarity 7 Studio and SmartView (would be an asset)
• Exceptional MS Excel modelling and analytical skills
• Good MS PowerPoint skills
• Experience preparing and analyzing cash flow statements and balance sheets
• Experience managing complex initiatives in a matrixed corporate environment
• Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines; multiā€tasking and organization skills
• Motivation to lead and expand role in a dynamic organization.
• Experience working in the utilities, energy and/or other regulated industries would be 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 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 consultant.

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