The Financial Accountant is a key contributor in the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting process. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, they will need to understand the impact of journal entry postings, reconciliation of various accounts and analysis/validation of various information. The ideal Financial Accountant will ensure all financial analysis and information is prepared accurately and timely.
Ensure timely monthly, quarterly & annual financial close by preparing various journal entries and assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements by preparing various analysis and related note disclosures.
Conduct monthly general ledger account reconciliations by performing analysis on financial information to provide explanations on variances between periods and conclude on the appropriate treatment of transactions in financial statements and prepare related adjustments if required.
Coordinate with other departments and stakeholders in the organization to understand significant transactions and implications to financial reporting requirements.
Assist in annual budgeting process and periodic forecasting activities by preparing reports and gathering relevant information from various sources to substantiate assumptions.
Fixed asset management and reconciliation i.e. maintaining fixed asset records with additions and disposals each month. Reconciling CIP and preparing the monthly depreciation expense journal entry.
Conduct daily cash flow analysis and forecast future cash flows
Ensure appropriate recording of intercompany transactions and consolidation eliminations.
Prepare and remit federal and provincial sales taxes.
Assist with special projects, system changes and implementations as well as bring ideas for process improvements.
Research questions for management; investigate and explain variances to expectations and complete various ad-hoc requests/reports.
Bachelor degree (Major in Accounting/Finance)
Working towards the CPA designation is an asset
1 to 3 years related experience
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills including the knowledge of pivot table and various functions/formulas
Experience with PeopleSoft Financials v9.1 is an asset
French & English language (spoken & written
Deadline-orientated and an ability to stick to time constraints
We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted.