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Finance Manager (Avondale AZ)

Company: Liberty Utilities
Location: Avondale
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Job Description:

Finance Manager (Avondale AZ)SummaryTitle:Finance Manager (Avondale AZ)ID:121857Subsidiary:Liberty UtilitiesDepartment:Accounting & Finance & AuditLocation:Avondale, AZCountry:United StatesZip/Postal Code:85392DescriptionAlgonquin 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.Description:Responsible for leading a team leading all aspects of the financial functions supporting multiple divisional utility companies. Oversite of traditional financial functions including but not limited to A/R, A/P, accruals, cash, revenue and expense transactions, G/L and system management, and fixed asset tracking. Coordinates, reviews, and approves journal entries, account reconciliations, budgets, forecasts, and financial operations. Plans, organizes, directs, controls and is responsible for the activities and staff within the finance/administration functions. Communicates with home office finance department for accurate recording and transmission of financial or related information. Provides leadership and active participation in financial and administrative projects and initiatives. Handles financial functions of developer line extension agreements including refund calculations and payments. Assists and provides all required documentation for rate cases and/or regulatory entities. Essential Functions:This information is intended to be description of the key responsibilities and does not identify all duties that may be performed.

  • Provides leadership for financial functions for multiple divisional companies.
  • Establishes and maintains functional area policies, procedures and controls to ensure compliance with Corporate Accounting policies, SOX, GAAP and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide effective support and communication to the President and Director of Operations.
  • Monthly close process which includes P&L and capital analytics.
  • Assists with preparation of annual budgets.
  • Coordinates for internal and external auditors.
  • Provide support to Regulatory department for rate case preparation, filings and data responses.
  • Build, mentor, and bond the Finance team with the business functions.
  • Analysis, paperwork and use of computer. Works with accounting system, financial planning models, budgets, financial work orders, spreadsheets and computerized reports.
  • Makes trips to various division locations and potential acquisition locations.
  • Works on special projects as requested by management.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, billing software, accounts payable and cash receipts. Knowledge of all essential company financial functions.
  • Requires a minimum of 7-10 years of accounting/finance experience, with at least 2 years supervisory/management experience.
  • Prior regulated utility accounting experience is helpful but not required.
  • Highly knowledgeable with processing at a college level in various accounting and industry terms, spreadsheets, vendor invoices, state statutes, federal laws, line extension agreements, service area maps, correspondence, legal documents and contracts.
  • Work requires the ability to communicate effectively write letters, memos and emails to other management and external individuals. Must be able to summarize research performed in a manner that can easily be followed and presented to others.
  • Will work within and follow established budget guidelines to ensure required managerial approval has been given for any expenditure. Will head finance functions of annual budget process in terms of compiling, documentation, analysis and presentation. Will provide assistance and feedback to managers during budgeting process. Will coordinate finance personnel budget work.
  • Work is widely multifaceted, and requires balancing multiple contending priorities to include interdependency of all company operations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Understand how to lead multiple personnel in all situations.
  • Analyze and put forward recommendations regarding procedure development and implementation.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 an outstanding 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.Click for more information on what it's like to work here! Power Your Career PowerYourCareerFollow us on twitter @AQN_CareersLike us on Facebook PowerYourCareerJoin us on LinkedIn Algonquin Power & Utilities CorpFollow us on YouTube PowerYourCareer

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