General Accountant

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    Markham, Canada

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    Other Areas

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  • Contact:

    Mansi Maheshwari

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Job Title: General Accountant

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Salary: $55,000 to $65,000

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Markham, ON

Job Description:

As a part of our client’s Finance team, you will be responsible for many of the day-to-day accounting operations as well as participating in the financial close and reporting process. This is a hands-on role that will include day to day processing as well as working cross-functionally with other departments to provide accurate and insightful financial reporting and analysis. With an eye for detail and a pro-active attitude, you will assist with transactional account analysis and be a key player in the month-end close process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the month-end closing process including account and report reconciliations, accruals, journal entries and analysis
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliation and perform P&L and variance analysis
  • Participate in a year-end financial review conducted by an external auditor
  • Support financial reporting and sales tax filling functions, including sales tax and income tax filing(T2) and T2200
  • Perform daily cheque deposit and post daily cash receipt posting and reconciliation
  • Perform AP functions including posting invoices, conduct analysis, reconciling vendor statements and help manage vendor communication & relationship
  • Prepare payment run in CAD with EFT, wires, and cheques for vendors; prepare payment run in USD using FX provider, booking FX gains & losses while executing hedging strategy
  • Examine and monitor employee expense and reimbursement in Concur
  • Participate in the quarterly forecast and annual budget preparation and updates
  • Support ad-hoc activities/projects related to the general accounting and finance

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 4 years and maximum 6 years of related experience required
  • Experience with wholesale or CPG industries with experience in inventory in and out
  • Strong General Accounting experience with full cycle accounting, standard costing and multi currency
  • Experience in year-end financial review conducted by an external auditor
  • Excellent in writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-growth, fast-paced environment
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel is required
  • Commitment to excellence and impeccable ethical standards and integrity
  • Advanced time management, attention to detail and organization skills. Adaptable and flexible with an ability to respond to changing work priorities, pressures and demands
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience with ERP system, preferably AS400 is an asset