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Liberty Utilities Senior Accountant in Joplin, Missouri

Senior Accountant


Title:Senior Accountant


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Accounting & Finance & Audit

Location:Joplin, MO

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:64801


Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. The generation group owns a portfolio of North American based wind, solar, hydro electric and natural gas powered generating facilities representing more than 1,800 MW of installed capacity.

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

Mandate: Responsible for the timely and accurate recording of financial information within the accounting system. Actively participate in the monthly financial closing process and analyze financial results. Monitor trends and variances, reconcile accounts, and comply with financial policies, financial closing process and analyze financial results. Monitor trends and variances, reconcile accounts, and comply with financial policies, and internal controls. Manage compliance with SEC, GAAP, FERC and various state regulatory requirements. An understanding of utility financial and operational activities and the ability to communicate effectively will be necessary to succeed in this position.

Job Functions:

  • Actively participate in the monthly financial closing process by performing analysis, managing data, communicating with accounting and other staff, preparing journal entries, reviewing financial data, and performing account reconciliations.

  • Maintains financial databases and reporting systems. Prepares analysis and financial reporting for internal management purposes.

  • Coordinate and analyze internal (SOX) controls under the direction of management. Works closely with internal and external auditors.

  • Support regulatory filings, responses to regulatory data requests, and preparation of ad hoc analysis and reporting for regulatory compliance purposes.

  • Assist with the preparation and monitoring of annual budget development and execution.

  • Support all units of business including billing, operations, regulatory, and customer service functions. Provide guidance to field operations regarding proper account coding. Seek ways to continuously improve processes and reliability.

  • Assist the Director and/or VP, Finance & Administration by completing tasks and reports as needed and contributes to the success of the department by seeking ways to improve procedures and processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent) is required.

  • Two years of accounting or similar experience is required.

  • Advanced analytical skills and demonstrated knowledge of accounting theory and principles is required.

  • Working experience with Microsoft and accounting software is necessary.

  • Work experience in a highly regulated industry preferred.

  • CPA, MBA, or CMA certifications preferred.

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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.​ 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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