Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (Avondale - 05/2019)
Company: Liberty Utilities (Canada) Corp
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (Avondale - 05/2019)
Accounting & Finance & Audit
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
Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers,
communities and investors for our people, passion and
This management position leads the Regional reporting, analysis and
forecasting function for the Distribution Business Group. They key
purpose purpose fo the role is to create value for all stakeholders
by converting date about financial and operational results into
management information and working with the Regional leadership
team, use the management information to improve future results.
This information is intended to be description of the key
responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not
identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
* Lead the preparation of monthly management reporting of financial
and operational results for the Region of the Distribution Business
Group (DBG) including: P&L, balance sheet, capital
expenditures, cash flow, key performance indicators (e.g., return
on equity) and balanced scorecard metrics.
* Collaborating with Regional and State stakeholders (Regional
Leadership, Corporate Finance and state utility functions -
Regulatory, Operations, Engineering, etc.). Drive action to improve
future performance and manager risk.
* Deliver value-added analysis and forward-looking insight to all
stakeholders (DBG Leadership, Regional Leadership, Corporate
Finance and state utility functions - Regulatory, Operations,
Engineering, etc.). Explain results against budget and prior year,
ensuring stakeholder understanding of root causes of
* Provide ad hoc financial support to Regional and State
* Continuously develop and improve reporting and analysis to
advance understanding of company.
* Working with regional financial reporting and accounting teams,
ensure accuracy and completeness of monthly financial results by
comparing preliminary results against budget.
* Lead and manage the preparation of the Region's rolling forecast,
ensuring it is updated at least quarterly. On an annual basis, use
the rolling forecast to prepare the Region's input to the Long Term
Model and Budget (each delivered to the Board of Directors).
Working with the Regional leadership team, communicate and present
the forecast/budegt to the DBG Leadership and Corporate Finance.
* As part of the Region's rolling forecast, lead and manage the
preparation of the Region's capital plan, ensuring it is updated at
least quarterly and for all regulatory outcomes. Working with state
utilities, proactively manage the timing of capital expenditures,
prioritizing projects to ensure the Region achieves its ROE
* Support Regulatory filings possibly including but not limited to
providing and reviewing input and draft responses for filings
appropriate for government agency requests.
* Develop and monitor a strong control environment, ensuring
adherence to internal controls, company policies, procedures, SOX
requirements and GAAP. Expedite remediation of any control
* Provide support for external and internal audits, resolving
issues in a proactive manner.
* Coach and Develop direct reports with regular performance reviews
related to SMART goal setting and achievement.
* Foster an environment of excellence and teamwork where employees
are disciplined in processes and work collaborating toward the
achievement of personal, departmental and business goals and
* Actively participate in the identification and execution of
process improvement, best practive initiatives. Performs other
duties as may be assigned.
Bachelor s degree in Accounting or Finance. Knowledge of computer
systems, billing software, accounts payable and cash receipts.
Knowledge of all essential company financial functions. * Directs
more than one team; determines team structure and roles of
* Direct accountability for a team of generally 1-10.
* Bachelor degree or equivalent.
* Minimum of ten years experience.
* Professional Accounting designation (CPA) and/or MBA with
* Mastery of specific professional discipline combining deep
knowledge of theory and organizational practice or expertise across
several different disciplines within a function or several
different job areas across functions.
Valid State Driver s License.
Work requires the ability to read and process at a college level
various accounting and industry terms, spreadsheets, vendor
invoices, state statutes, federal laws, line extension agreements,
service area maps, correspondence, legal documents and
Work requires the ability to perform math calculations such as
addition, subtraction, and algebra. Ability to calculate, add,
subtract, estimate, communicate, understand and catch errors in
customer service, vendor and finance daily activity.
Work requires the ability to 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 and make
sure proper 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 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 finance personnel
with other departments and home office. Must be able to manage
personnel and various situations as they arise. Ability to
communicate recommendations regarding procedure development and
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