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Liberty Utilities Project Controller in Oakville, Ontario

Project Controller


Title:Project Controller


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities


Location:Oakville, ON


Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1


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


The project controller provides and supports the Customer First Program needs of the Transformation business. They will assist in completing a variety of financial analysis and program management activities related to the monthly reporting of the program costs as well as financial administration activities of Customer First. The project controller must be familiar with a wide variety of accounting, financial, planning and modeling and project management concepts. Cross functional collaboration is critical to success in this role. The project controller will be the "go to" person for the modeling and analysis of the Customer First Program costs.


Budget, Planning and Control

  • Build and maintain project budgets and schedules

  • Provide accurate monthly reports with detailed variance analysis of actual results compared to budget and re-forecast when necessary

Financial Administration

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports together with the year-end schedules, cost reports and reconciliations and assist in the preparation of management reports

  • Assist with the preparation of the cost benefit analysis and documentation

  • Provide administrative support of the benefits realization process

  • Preparation of program status reports and materials for the different committee meetings

On/Off boarding

  • Responsible for the on/off boarding of employees in the Customer First Program

Program Documentation

  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of program documentation

Other Requirements:

  • Other duties as assigned by the program management office

  • Strong knowledge of accounting theory, generally accepted accounting principles and the Code of Federal Regulations

  • Utility accounting experience an asset

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and report financial information

  • Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database applications

  • Experience with Great Plains and/or SAP system would be an asset

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Finance and/or Accounting

  • Project management experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience

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.