Liberty Utilities is an independent water, natural gas and electric company providing local utility management, service and support to small and mid-sized communities across the United States. With more than 335,000 customers, Liberty Utilities is committed to local decision making that directly meets the needs of its customers. The company measures its performance on customer experience, public and workplace safety, and service reliability. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire and Texas
Our Regulatory Department has an opening for an experienced and Utility Rates & Regulatory Manager to manage the daily responsibilities of the Regulatory Analysts with the coordination, preparation and regulatory approval of rate, revenue requirement and tariff filings for Liberty Energy Utilities (New Hampshire) Corp. (“Liberty Energy NH”), and its operating companies EnergyNorth Natural Gas, Inc. and Granite State Electric Company. This position reports directly to the Director/Head of Regulatory Affairs, Government and Community Affairs.
As Manager, Utility Rates & Regulatory the successful incumbent will focus on developing and retaining corporate knowledge related for all financial aspects of Rate cases and Rate design and, developing and maintaining financial models for Liberty Energy NH.
Additional responsibilities include:
Liaise with Regulator and staff and intervenors on financial and regulatory issues
Provide written and oral testimony in Rate and other related cases
Develop and maintain rate application models
Provide support and leadership to the team with ensuring quality of deliverables while inspiring others to succeed.
Responsible for generating accurate, timely financial reports required for Regulatory filings
Assist in forecasting Rates and Revenue requirements
Create monthly regulatory electric and gas-deferral accounting-entries
Gather, analyze, and ensure consistency of all financial filings with key regulators
Ensure 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
Interact with third parties such as lawyers, Regulatory staff, and peers in industry, as well as the ability to competently present and testify the Company’s positions in Rate cases and other Regulatory proceedings.
Coordinate with Director and Head of Regulatory– Liberty Energy NH regarding Rate strategies, cost allocations, and industry trends, and impact on Liberty Energy NH
Coordinate/liaise with other company departments regarding regulatory and community outreach strategy
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting with 7 years’ (or - work related experience in the gas and/or electric utility industry required. CPA Masters in Finance, or MBA preferred;
Demonstrated Rate Analyst experience with Ratemaking, Rate Design, Rate Management and testimony experience required.
Experience with Regulatory filings and reporting considered an asset.
Prior management experience with leading, coaching and motivating staff required. .
Excellent interpersonal skills, professional presentation and the ability to communicate effectively.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) particularly in Excel required.
Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to provide strategic solutions to complex problems required.
Ability to manage and the completion of meeting deadlines and ensure staff understands priorities, level of effort and time constraints collaboration.
Proven team-building skills, motivating, coaching, developing, and performance management for both direct and indirect staff required.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail required.
Flexible with traveling within US & Canada required.
Valid driver’s license required.
Work STORM assignments when required.
Liberty Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse
and inclusive workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance
of our employees to make us a great company.