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