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Accounting Specialist

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About Our Client
Our client is looking for a strong Accounting Specialist for a 36-month contract opportunity

About the Opportunity
  • Lead and coordinate all month-end close activities for the group of companies and ensures all entries are completed within the accounting calendar
  • Responsible for maintenance of the automated calendar in File Nexus; setting up users and assigning tasks; following up on status and communicating to various users across the organization
  • Review and analyze trial balance for all companies including accruals, billings, and allocations; communicate errors to stakeholders
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring all consolidating entries is performed accurately based on IFRS and ensuring controls are implemented to ensure the consolidation of financial statements are done correctly
  • Coordinate the completion of monthly account reconciliations
  • Maintain and update all financial automated allocations and various automated journal entries in JDE. Assist with the design, set-up, implementation, user testing and related functions
  • Overall responsibility for the management of the general ledger chart of accounts, including approval and validation of all changes made to these accounts in the system
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the integrity of all subledgers to the General Ledger and troubleshooting and solving any integrity issues
  • Participates in the testing of timesheet and payroll process improvements; work with confidential payroll data and ensure testing from time entry to payroll is thoroughly performed
  • Participates in the JDE working committee and act as the subject matter expert
  • Support internal and external audit engagements by coordinating the gathering of materials and related documentation from various groups
  • Streamline work processes through automation and innovation. In coordination with the third-party implementer, IT, and business groups, evaluate and document company’s business processes both operational and financial, including current process analysis and proposed revisions, participate in design, testing and implementation

About You
  • CPA designation
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge, including thorough knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong computer skills in JD Edwards or another comparable ERP application and a thorough understanding of the interrelationships of accounting ledgers, applications, processes, financial and other relevant reporting
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years related experience
  • Prior experience on accounting system implementation or set up and maintenance of Chart of Accounts and automated General Ledger allocations
  • Software implementation or prior IT project experience
  • High proficiency in MS Excel to manipulate data and create analysis and reports required
  • Knowledge of the energy and utility industries, including a solid understanding of the regulatory environment
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills to create and maintain detailed documentation for business requirements, process changes and procedures
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills applied across a range of mediums including internet, email, telephone, and in-person
  • Self-initiative, flexibility, teamwork, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to meet deadlines are required
  • Service-orientation and high degree of client focus with the ability to ensure cooperation from others while maintaining professional and respectful relationships at various levels of the organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to provide practical and/or innovative solutions
  • Detail oriented with the ability to understand the overall implications (ability to see the 'big picture')

How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please know that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote # 401160.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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