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Senior Accountant

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Toronto
Direct Hire
$90,000

About the Company

Our client is a media and digital marketing communications company. They are looking for a Senior Accountant who will be responsible for day to day corporate accounting and financial reporting

Why Work Here

  • Opportunity to join one of the largest and reputable ad agencies in the world (publicly-listed and present in over 145 markets around the world)
  • Strong career development and progression opportunities available
  • Flexible and progressive culture, with opportunity to work fully remotely
  • Comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits packag

About the Opportunity

  • Accounting
    • Manage and own the full month-end, quarter-end and annual financial reporting activities for multiple legal entities (LE’s) within the Media Service Line
    • Review monthly revenue accruals, staff cost and operating expense accruals for reasonability per Global Policy, IFRS standards and using professional judgement
    • Manage the end-to-end intercompany process and resolve both domestic and foreign intercompany discrepancies on monthly basis
    • Review first pass reporting and workflows as prepared by Finance outsource team and identify any additional monthly accruals and journal entries required
    • Act as SME and point of contact for all accounting and IFRS related inquiries from the business teams and finance counterparts
  • Reporting
    • Responsible for providing final P&L’s and Balance Sheets with full ownership as per required deadlines for management review and approval
    • Monitor all reporting deliverables (monthly actuals, YE and QE supplementary packs) and ensure timely submission in line with deadlines
    • Provide support and collaborate with FP&A team in relation to budget, forecast and client reporting deliverables
    • Complete corporate reporting and statutory reporting requirements
    • Provide support to Assistant Controller on regional reporting queries
  • Analysis
    • Complete monthly account reconciliations and maintain healthy balance sheet risk levels in the LE’s. Actively lead the reduction of accrual aging through cross-pillar collaboration and escalate findings of risks and opportunities to Assistant Controller
    • Prepare monthly variance analysis, analytics and commentary on month-end financial results vs forecast and current period actuals vs prior period actuals
    • Prepare daily cash positions and perform bank reconciliations for the LEs’ foreign and domestic bank accounts. Investigate and resolve all outstanding bank items as appropriate.
    • Support net working capital management by monitoring aging of AR, accrued income and WIP and collaborate with operational finance team to expedite billing and collections
    • Prepare sales tax returns and assist with government tax audits. Assist with internal/external financial audits
    • Participate in continuous improvement projects
  • Client & Internal Relationships
    • Collaborate in preparing and delivering work to colleagues in other Finance pillars, business directors and external clients
    • Respond to requests for information quickly and accurately
    • Engage with all work-related contacts in a professional and respectful manner
    • Establish strong internal relationships with agency personnel
  • Strategic Thinking & Leadership
    • Assess problems and concerns in a systematic, logical and rational manner
    • Foster an analytical mindset to challenge the status quo, and innovate efficient and effective process with management to improve the quality of financial reporting
    • Proactively resolve issues, know when to and to whom to escalate
    • Provide guidance to junior team members and nurture/promote team environment
    • Capable of managing multiple deliverables and ability to seamlessly transition among them
    • Develop a strong understanding of the Business Units activities under the scope of ownership

About You

  • CPA designation or In-Progress
  • 3+ years of relevant corporate accounting and reporting experience
  • Experience in Media, Advertisement, or a related field is an asset.
  • Experience in a public accounting firm is an asset
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Previous experience using MS Dynamics and SAP, is an asset

Salary Range

$80,000 - $90,000/year

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 #332588.

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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