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Manager, Cost Accounting & Reporting

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 14, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location To Be Determined, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client Hydro One
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Manager, Cost Accounting & Reporting

Date: Jan 13, 2020

Location: To Be Determined, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

34585 – To Be Determined – Regular – Ongoing 

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly  1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

General Accountabilities:

  • Support the VP, Distribution in maintaining financial integrity, compliance and effective financial reporting.
  • Identify requirements for the multi-skilled workforce in lines & forestry, determine resource requirements within Operations.
  • Specific Accountabilities:
  • Supervise and oversee the operational accounting, monthly close and reporting processes for transmission and distribution, including the timely and accurate issuance of appropriate management reports.
  • This includes actual to budget and year-over-year variance analysis for current period and year-to-date and the monthly coordination and preparation of forecasts.
  • Review results and significant issues with the Director, Distribution Work Management on a proactive basis and provide recommendations for resolution ensuring the Company’s objectives are achieved.
  • Coordinate the preparation of briefing notes and summaries for Director, Distribution Work Management as required.
  • Ensure all known issues are accounted for appropriately, including forecasting, standard rates, and industry or Government pronouncements and regulations.
  • Provide an oversight role for the operations budgets
  • Ensure all financial, compliance, internal control and productivity objectives are achieved.
  • Monitor research and communicate developments on operation and reporting work program issues, including regulatory developments.
  • Ensure impacts to the current results, budget and strategies are proactively developed and reviewed with senior management.
  • Monitor and provide an oversight role for the monthly Operations review process, accounts receivable, customer billing, and revenue processes.
  • Provide a leadership role for the provision of financial support to all Line of Business areas, including reporting, ad-hoc requests, and confidential business planning/budgeting.
  • Ensure results and recommendations are effectively communicated to senior management.
  • Evaluate and implement strategies for streamlining and improving the timeliness, accuracy and transparency of the Line of Business reporting processes.
  • Support regulatory requirements, including witnessing, preparation of evidence, development of briefing material, responses to interrogatories and transcript undertakings and general hearing support.
  • Ensure applicable outsourced services are appropriately delivered and effectively manage the relationship with service provider as it pertains to the Line of Business management and support units.
  • Ensure services provided under the statements of work are fully carried out; negotiate new services as required.
  • Take a leadership role in managing the various external and internal audit and control processes.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Define resourcing requirements and the mix of resources keeping in mind the labour agreements
  • Manage the non-energy accounts receivables for lines and forestry.

Managerial Accountabilities:

  • Supervise all direct report staff and make effective recommendations to Director, Distribution Work Management on pay, performance evaluations and disciplinary matters.
  • Plan, organize, schedule and assign the work and check work assignments, providing instruction, advice and guidance as required.
  • Ensure subordinates are able and willing to produce the desired output, and that subordinate managers continually improve the processes for achieving the outputs.
  • Assess staff capability to do the required work, now and in the future.
  • Conduct personal effectiveness reviews of subordinate’s managers/specialists to build relationships and trust, and to improve effectiveness.
  • Mentor and counsel subordinates-once-removed.
  • Provide leadership to staff in performing their confidential financial responsibilities to Senior Executives.
  • Translate the Hydro One and Distribution goals and objectives into a direction which guides the operation of the business, and communicate that direction to all staff.
  • Communicate expectations regarding the collateral relationship among subordinate managers and specialists.
  • Provide subordinates with appropriate knowledge, skills, information, work procedures and equipment to facilitate responsible behavior which will protect their safety and contribute to their health.
  • Provide a work environment and facilities where health and safety incidents are minimized and employees contribute without the fear of reprisals.
  • Ensure safety and related training is maintained
  • Provide a work environment that supports and values diversity, and is free from harassment.
  • Ensure every reasonable precaution is taken for the protection of subordinates, the environment and the assets.
  • Provide for security of human and physical resources including information
  • Accountability for the Outputs of Others:
  • Set the appropriate context for subordinates (i.e. corporate strategies and policies, accountabilities, tasks, budget and Programs, compliance and performance targets, expectations for continuous improvement, etc.).
  • Set an effective framework of policies and procedures for the work of the unit.
  • Know and ensure own and subordinates’ compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, and all corporate policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices relating to the work of the unit.
  • Establish a two-way working relationship with subordinates to solicit their views on conditions and potential changes effecting their work, and continuous improvement opportunities.

Selection Criteria

Essential Knowledge:

  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of finance, management accounting, reporting and analysis
  • Requires a good knowledge of English to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts and to prepare technical reports.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of a four year university education in business administration or commerce with an accounting or finance major and a recognized accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA) or by having the equivalent level of education.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, economics and mathematics to develop costing techniques, accounting and financial policies and regulatory policies is considered an asset.
  • Assumes safety, quality and financial accountability for work performed and results.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement principles and joint problem solving with employees and employee representatives.
  • Deals with and resolves issues in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Deals appropriately with poor performance and reinforces good performance.
  • Demonstrates principled leadership, reliability, judgment, and sound business ethics.
  • Thrives in an environment of rapid and continuous change.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Personal competencies include: organizational commitment, team leadership, teamwork, innovation, and achievement motivation.

Essential Experience:

  • Requires financial experience to prepare and develop financial reporting & analysis, accounting practices and procedures.
  • Requires experience to be familiar with various management systems (SAP), controls, policies, procedures, data and business processes and agreements governing Company’s activities.
  • A period of over 10 years and up to and including 12 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, etc.), with advanced knowledge of Excel considered an asset.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2019.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com.  Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests.  Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: January 27, 2020

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