Utility Rates and Regulatory Manager
Liberty Utilities - Lake Tahoe, CA

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Purpose & Objectives / Accountability:
The primary function of this position is to prepare, support, analyze and provide testimony for financial and compliance filings related to regulatory requirements for Liberty Utilities. Further, the incumbent will prepare financial rate and revenue requirement related filings. Additionally, the position will have significant responsibility for Liberty Utilities regulatory outreach programs, being a key interface point for regulators, governmental officials, and trade/industry groups. The position will focus on developing and retaining corporate knowledge related to all financial aspects of rate cases, developing and maintaining financial models for Liberty Utilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
The specific responsibilities of the position will include, but not be limited to:

Liaise with Regulator and Intervener staff on financial and regulatory issues

Provide written and oral testimony in rate and other related cases

Develop and maintain rate application models for each state in which Liberty Utilities operates

Complete accurate, timely financial reports required for regulatory filings

Assist in forecasting rates and revenue requirements

Gather, analyze, and ensure consistency of all financial filings with key regulators

Ensure that all filings are consistent with financial reporting

Perform impact analysis of new regulations from a quantitative perspective. Identify financial risks associated therewith

Provide rate impact analysis of planned capital expenditures

Provide rates modeling support for Business Development initiatives

Provide statistical operating reports for benchmarking purposes against other regulated entities

Perform or coordinate cost of service, depreciation, and lead/lag studies

Coordinate with Director of Regulatory Affairs – Liberty Utilities regarding rate strategies, cost allocations, and industry trends, and impact on Liberty Utilities

Coordinate/liaise with in-house and 3 rd party legal counsel and political/rate advisors regarding regulatory and community outreach strategy

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Minimum Qualifications:
The position is ideally suited for an accountant or someone with strong financial background. The incumbent must be extremely comfortable interacting with third parties such as lawyers, regulatory staff and corporation commissioners in multiple states, and peers in industry, as well as the ability to competently present and testify the Company's positions in rate cases and other regulatory processes.

Prefer accounting designation (CPA), Masters in Finance, or MBA; or Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting and seven years experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position

Demonstrated analytical skills typically accompanied by seven plus years experience in a utility rate analyst role, with rate management and testimony experience strongly preferred

Experience with regulatory filings and reporting considered an asset

Detail oriented expert in Microsoft Office, particularly in MS Excel

Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to provide strategic solutions to complex problems

Ability to work under demanding time constraints with firm deadlines

Some travel will be required

Supervisory Responsibility:
Job may have responsibility for the direction or supervision of others, both direct and indirect.

Working Conditions:
This function will be performed from the North & South Lake Tahoe, CA Locations.

Travel to other company locations will be required on an as needed basis, including travel to the corporate office in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Competencies:
Excellent Time management skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Highly self-motivated and organized

Responsive to changing job demands / flexible when priorities change

Able to work in a fast pace/changing environment

Commitment to excellence

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Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy...