Reporting to the Controller, Corporate this position is responsible for providing support and financial analysis for various business operations. The position will work with operations management to support the business in monitoring activities, decision analysis and performance measurement. Interacts with branch management and operations to ensure adherence to company accounting policies and procedures, and related accounting requirements for the business unit. Supports Operations Manager’s in providing quality information and analysis of business financial performance. Position is responsible to understand financial transactions and reconcile large data in a complex Enterprise Resource System.
Supports the Monthly Close and Financial Reporting
Monthly consolidation and reporting of full FS (P&L, BS, CF)
Reconciles complex Balance Sheet accounts including subledgers (analyzes, investigates, and summarizes account transactions and balances)
Coordinates and develops ongoing reporting enhancements
Influences and directs senior branch administrative personnel on financial policies and reporting requirements
Strives to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency within the corporate accounting department
Maintains integrity, accuracy, and completeness of operating results
Ensures quality of data in information reporting.
Analyzes operational performance to plan and interprets major variances from budget with senior management and operations. Engage senior branch management with monthly performance reporting.
Develops ad hoc reporting for specific performance opportunities as directed by General Managers, Branch Managers and Controller, Corporate
Provides analytical support to operations to help them understand key business drivers
Supports Year End Audit:
Key member of the Controller team supporting the External audit
Communicates with External Auditor on accounting processes and transaction flow to demonstrate controls for qualitative audit review
Ensures all audit working papers are appropriate to financial statement information and that all information required by the audit is available proactively
Investigates and provides follow up on audit queries.
Research and documents complex accounting issues.
Administration and maintenance of the Company’s accounting systems.
Participates in the evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of the Companies internal controls system.
Supports Company compliance with internal controls through communications with branch operations at all levels of the organization.
Implements established policies and procedures. Advises on procedural gaps and makes recommendations to remediate. Ensures accounting records are prepared and maintained in accordance with the Company’s accounting policies and chart of accounts.
Test and certify effectiveness of new solutions being loaded into ERP
Participates on project teams to identify, analyze, document business policy and process opportunities, including but not limited to:
Process mapping documentation
Standard operating procedures
Liaise with business analysts to resolve ERP system issues
Administration of tax legislation
Takes the lead on tax and regulatory audits
Ensures branches are educated on tax compliance
Ensures quality of data provided to tax authorities
5 years of accounting experience, ideally providing financial operational support and expertise to senior leaders.
Bachelor’s degree in finance or Accounting or similar post-secondary education.
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Experience with an ERP system is considered an asset.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.
Proficient with MS Word and PowerPoint.
Strong knowledge of Accounting for Small Private Enterprise (ASPE) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 16.
Strong understanding of the P&L and Balance Sheet.
Ability to identify accounting issues and impacts, and provide recommendations.
Highly analytical, detail-oriented with a keen willingness to learn.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment to advance projects, meet deadlines, and manage multiple priorities.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, written communication, and presentation skills.
Excellent communicator with the ability to tell a compelling story in a clear manner with facts and data to gain support of the audience.
Assertive and able to confidently communicate and develop rapport with all levels of management.