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Liberty Utilities Business Consultant (PowerTax) in Oakville, Ontario

Business Consultant (PowerTax)

Summary

Title:Business Consultant (PowerTax)

ID:105965

Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Transformation

Location:Oakville, ON

Country:Canada

Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Description

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

Purpose

This position is primarily responsible for the implementation of the PowerPlan Income Tax suite across our U.S. Regulated Utilities and is a key position in the Customer First program to ensure this implementation meets the needs of the internal tax department for their external and internal tax reporting, regulatory and compliance requirements

Accountabilities

  • Actively participate in the implementation of the PowerPlan Income Tax Suite (tax fixed assets, tax provision, deferred taxes) for all the U.S. Regulated Utilities, together with the PMO, ERP Core Finance team, and the System Integrator

  • Standardize business processes across the regulated utilities by applying utilities best practices

  • Participate in the design workshops

  • Assist with the preparation of detailed design documentation

  • Assist with data conversions, data mappings and integrations to/from PowerPlan income tax suite

  • Communicate to the business on the key design decisions

  • A subject matter expert in the areas of income tax, property tax, tax depreciation, deferred taxes, tangible property regulations and tax provision

  • Assist with the development of end user test cases

  • Train end users on the Power Tax software

  • React to change productively and undertake other tasks as assigned

Education & Experience

  • Ideal candidate will have experience working in or with tax departments in asset intensive industries

  • Experience implementing PowerPlan, Income Tax Suite

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in U.S. corporate income tax along with a professional accounting designation (CPA preferred)

  • Exposure to regulated utility income tax matters preferred, Degree in tax, accounting, finance, or business

  • Self-directed and ability to work independently and communicate with key stakeholders in a timely, comprehensive manner

  • Excellent communication skills (both written & oral) and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with other team members and different departments

  • Attention to detail and strong hands-on skills

  • Able to work with and meet tight deadlines

  • Proficient in the use of MS office products; SAP or similar; Power Plan and Power Tax exposure preferred; Hyperion smart-view preferred

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

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.

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings 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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