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Alectra Utilities

Accounts Payable Supervisor - Temporary - 3 Positions



Company Information

Alectra’s family of energy companies distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in 15 communities within an 1,800 square kilometer service area in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area, and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across the province. Our employees are allies in helping our customers discover the possibilities of energy conservation and new technologies for enhancing their quality of life.

The family of companies includes the holding company, Alectra Inc.(Mississauga, Ontario), the regulated electricity distribution company, Alectra Utilities Corporation (Hamilton, Ontario) and the non-regulated company, Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.(Vaughan, Ontario).

Job Description

Position Purpose:

 The Supervisor, Accounts Payable supervises the full cycle of the accounts payable activities ensuring all vendor invoices are paid within contractual obligations and all customer refunds are processed in a timely manner. This positon also analyzes monthly costs to ensure costs are accurate and provides financial recommendations to the management team.

Locations: Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga

Duration:    18 Months

 Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 

  • Supervises all activities of the Accounts Payable (AP) team focusing on vendor invoice entry, maximizing of vendor discounts and timely processing and payment of vendor invoices based on contractual obligations
  • Ensures payment of all invoices through EFT, cheque or wire and oversees the administration of customer refund payments
  • Liaises with managers and supervisors on AP processes and policies to ensure prompt invoice approvals and accurate costs allocations
  • Audits and approves all financial cost transactions in the AP department, analyzes costs between the AP, General Ledger, inventory and purchasing ledgers
  • Leads, co-ordinates and reviews AP month end costs accruals with business unit managers and supervisors throughout the organization
  • Ensures all disbursements are executed by strictly following the Alectra’s corporate authorization policy and any relevant corporate procedures.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises daily activities of AP team
  • Provides leadership, coaching, development, performance management, technical guidance and advice to the AP team
  • Provides input into department goals and objectives
  • Leads and/or participates in department projects and key initiatives to ensure quality and timely completion within budget
  • Participates in the interviewing and selection of team members by making recommendations for hiring, re-assignment, employment status change, promotion, demotion and/or dismissal
  • Researches, recommends and implements new or enhanced policies, procedures and processes to improve operational effectiveness
  • Ensures compliance to legislative, regulatory and Health & Safety policies, procedures and standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting
  • CMA/CGA/CA/CPA designation preferred
  • Must hold and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s license


  •  Minimum of 5 years’ experience, including supervision of team members
  • Experience in a senior accounting and financial capacity
  • Experience in developing and recommending corporate procedures, managing budgets and providing input to strategic/business plans
  • Demonstrated experience in a unionized utility environment an asset 


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Strong ability to lead change and engage, develop and motivate teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to provide practical and/or innovative solutions
  • Strong written and presentation skills, with the ability to convey information accurately and concisely
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and execute multiple projects and initiatives within established timelines
  • Service-orientation and high degree of client focus with the ability to ensure cooperation from others while maintaining professional and respectful relationships at various levels of the organization

 Specialized Knowledge: 

  • Able to interpret financial results and communicate to both financial and non-financial management and staff
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, regulated statutory reporting
  • Extensive working knowledge of Tier I ERP systems and other related reporting systems
  • Knowledge of relevant tax requirements, including HST requirements, laws, regulations and guidelines
  • Proficiency in interpreting policies, procedures, benefits and pension guidelines
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, including a high level of competence in Excel

 Alectra is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a recruitment process that respects the dignity and independence of all candidates. Should you require accommodation at any stage in the recruitment, assessment and selection process please consult with Alectra’s People Team

Contact Information

Alectra Utilities
Posting Date: 09-Aug-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1Member or Student ASAP
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