Technical Accounting and Research Specialist
Linamar Corp
Guelph, ON
The Technical Accounting and Research Specialist will provide support to Linamar’s finance and accounting groups in the interpretation and application of IFRS including leading projects on complex technical accounting issues. The individual may be called upon for other complex technical accounting issues like business combinations, financial instruments, etc. In addition, this individual will assist the Controller, Corporate in ensuring accuracy and completeness of information required for Linamar’s quarterly and annual financial statements and MD&A, as well as compliance with internal control over financial reporting.

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About Linamar

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries & markets. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated & engaged employees.

Minimum Requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in Accounting, Business or a related discipline is required.
  • Must have a CPA designation.
  • Minimum of four years of post-designation years of related experience
  • Thorough working knowledge of IFRS
  • Experience in project management including the ability to work with other accounting and non-accounting groups in a global organization.
  • Experience in researching and developing technical accounting procedures and positions in response to complex accounting issues, with the ability to draft position papers, suggest policy actions and otherwise provide formal written guidance to management and other finance professionals regarding those issues.
  • Experience preparing financial statements and related notes in a public company environment.
  • Ability to work in a fully computerized environment including advanced Excel skills.
Key Responsibilities

  • Lead other projects such as the new IFRS leasing standard and other changing accounting standards across functional areas and business units.
  • Monitor IFRS and evaluate the impact on the business.
  • Draft position papers around technical accounting topics.
  • Perform research of technical accounting issues related to the Company, including working with external advisors on significantly complex Company transactions.
  • Evaluate financial reporting impact of changes to the Company’s operations.
  • Provide technical support to the Company’s business units in their assessment of accounting issues.
  • Work with finance staff on projects related to the continuous improvement of information related to financial reporting.
  • Monitor and update corporate accounting policies.
  • Create and present training on IFRS changes to finance staff.
  • Participate in external reporting and ensure disclosures are complete and accurate in accordance with Company accounting policies and IFRS.
  • Liaise with external auditors and provide support in the preparation, planning and coordination of interim and year-end audits.
Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Why Linamar

  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Assistance with approved professional designations and fees
  • Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities
  • Social committees and sports teams
  • Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts
Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.

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Current Shift Days
Employment Type Full Time Salary
Percentage of Travel Required 1-10%