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Supervisor Financial Reporting (E17-053)



Company Information

WHO WE ARE: As owner and operator of more than 60 per cent of Alberta’s total electricity distribution network, FortisAlberta’s focus is delivering safe and reliable electricity to more than half a million residential, farm and business customers. The Company serves more than 200 communities with 118,000 kilometers of distribution power lines across Alberta.
At FortisAlberta, safety is our top priority. We strive for ZERO preventable injuries through improving our safety culture and safety management systems. Employees will never be put in a position where safety is compromised.

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Job Description


Under the general direction of the Assistant Controller, the Supervisor Financial Reporting will primarily be responsible for performing accounting, analytical, and review functions in the Accounting Department and providing leadership to the team. Strong experience in public reporting including financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis preparation are essential attributes for success.



  • Degree or diploma with a major in Accounting or Finance plus a minimum of 7 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) is required
  • Experience with public company reporting requirements would be an asset
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, preferably within the electric/energy utility industry, would be an asset




  • Lead, coach, mentor, and motivate a team of Finance employees; this includes providing direction, expertise and advice to employees, identifying employee training requirements, and formally managing the performance of employees

  • Manage all elements of employee relations, including working closely with Human Resources on hiring, terminations, training and performance appraisals for the employee file, administering progressive discipline, and resolving labour relations issues and/or grievances

Management of Financial Reporting:

  • Responsible for the preparation and analysis functions of the monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements, MD&A and management reporting requirements
  • Review and approve account reconciliations, journal entries and related analysis
  • Act as liaison with external auditors
  • Administer and perform controls over financial reporting and treasury processes to ensure ongoing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Provide recommendations and guidance in the design, review and evaluation of internal controls
  • Provide recommendations and input in the research and implementation of accounting standards and other reporting requirements
  • Work with other departments, providing recommendations and guidance, to facilitate proper accounting and disclosure of various matters
  • Provide accounting input in areas of expertise on various corporate initiatives
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory filings, reports and all associated tasks
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned



  • Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills including the ability to clearly present information to various audiences in both formal and informal settings
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders; this includes strong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and ability to work independently, in order to manage multiple priorities and competing demands with tight timelines
  • Proven ability to both manage and work in a team environment by providing guidance and coaching in areas of expertise
  • Proven ability to exercise professional judgment and to assess the impact of issues on all areas of the organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to interpret, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Canadian security commissions’ filing requirements; technical proficiency in US GAAP would be an asset
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to perform independent analysis with attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Excel, Word and other MS Office applications; demonstrated ability with SAP and supporting data analysis software would be an asset


 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Application Deadline – April 3, 2017

 Please apply through our website at: www.fortisalberta.com

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Contact Information

FortisAlbertaUtilities (Public & Private)recruitment@fortisalberta.comhttp://www.fortisalberta.com
Posting Date: 20-Mar-2017Utilities (Public & Private)Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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