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General Accountant

Calgary, Alberta Canada

We are looking for an experienced accountant to lead general accounting operations by overseeing and verifying our financial transactions.

The accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful general accountant combines excellent organizational skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to assist the Controller in analyzing financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of junior accountants.

Responsibilities

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Update audit schedules and analyze balance sheet accounts
  • Lead and support month-end and year-end close process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Assist the Controller with internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Assist the Controller in developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with our Finance, Sales and Operations teams to improve financial procedures
  • Preforms adhoc accounting tasks from time to time

Requirements

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred
  • Proven experience as an accounting supervisor
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages such as Microsoft Navision or Oracle based systems such as Net Suite preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Expert with generating financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
Posted: August 6, 2019

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