Senior Accountant

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About our Client: Our client is well established and high growth perishable products organization. Our client is a private company.

 

Position Scope: The Senior Accountant is responsible for auditing the company’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices, the conduct of Company relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, advising on tax matters and the preparation of financial reports. This position involves supervision over general accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, and budgetary controls.

Please note, this is an in office position with COVID-19 protocols in place. This position will primarily be based out of the Milton location.  Some travel may be required based on operational needs to the Etobicoke office from time-to-time.  Regular schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Auditing of books of account (including but not limited to preparing checks, coding and posting invoices, preparing deposits, journal entries, reconciliations, petty cash).
  • Oversee issuing of checks / payment of invoices.
  • Prepare monthly / quarterly financial statements for project staff, Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Liaise with management staff and advise them on cost management, cost control measures and the cost effectiveness of their program areas.
  • Oversee accounts receivable.
  • Maintain investment schedules, oversee cash flow requirements and communications with bankers on investments.
  • Maintain accounts and relations with bankers.
  • Handle, follow-up and keep an accurate documentation for claims
  • Oversee internal system of handling funds.
  • Maintain year-end working papers and spreadsheets, and assist with preparation for any audits or independent reviews with support from the Executive Director and treasurer.
  • Complete monthly reconciliation for all accounts (bank and brokerage accounts).
  • Exert care and control over assets and records and establish procedures for safeguarding, including security and computer backup (copy virus checked and stored off-site).
  • Assist in maintaining policy and procedure documentation for complex financial and accounting issues.
  • Provide technical support (including software updates, trouble-shooting and back-ups).
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory changes and impacts on the organization’s books of account.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all financial and bookkeeping activities.
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete and systematic filing system to support book-keeping and financial records.
  • Provide forensic accounting services as necessary.
  • Develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Responsible for evaluating the performance of personnel in the Accounting Department. This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives, and may recommend that personnel be hired or removed from the Department.
  • Establish major economic objectives and policies for the company and prepare reports that outline the company’s financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations.
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institute and maintain other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system), and analyze and report variances.
  • Is responsible for tax planning and compliance with Federal, Provincial and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes.
  • Furnish internal reports, revise and update reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnish external reports as necessary.
  • Determine depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advise management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions.
  • Evaluate and recommend insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
  • Other duties relevant to the position will be assigned as required.

 

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • General understanding of computerized accounting systems.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Quick-books and Excel.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlines.
  • Assertive, comfortable communicating with various types of individuals.
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners.
  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Tact and discretion.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field required.
  • CPA designation is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in financial management.
  • Experience in auditing an asset.

 

Application Instructions:  To apply, please send a resume to Aman Sodi at [email protected]

 

Summit Search Group is a fair and equitable search firm. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.