Financial Accountant

LocationMississauga, Ontario
DepartmentFinance
Reports ToAccounting Manager
Position Overview

The Financial Accountant will report directly to the Accounting Manager and will be part of the team responsible for month-end close, accurate bookkeeping, account reconciliations and analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform monthly and year-end accounting close procedures, including collaboration with plant personnel, preparation of standard entries, accruals and other adjusting entries, running and analyzing reports, etc.
  • Performance of account analytics
  • Preparation of sales/commodity tax returns
  • Regulatory reporting for a variety of government entities
  • Liaising with external auditors in performance of interim and annual audit of financial statements
  • Periodic review and testing of internal controls
  • Ad hoc reporting and other duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Accounting designation (CPA, CGA preferred) or nearing completion of same combined with post-secondary education with a specialty in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 3 or more years of related general accounting experience in a complex environment (preferably manufacturing)
  • Experience working with multiple entities in a multi-currency environment
  • Possesses a strong systems background and excellent analytical skills
  • Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision and with competing priorities.
Qualities
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and openness to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.