Accountant/Financial Analyst

Our client has an immediate full-time permanent opportunity available for an Accountant/Financial Analyst in Etobicoke, Ontario 



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial reporting processes which includes but not limited to monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement close procedures, review account reconciliations (for assigned accounts), functional analysis (including but not limited to P&L, balance sheet and various accounts), establishing judgmental reserve balances in accordance with predefined deadlines.

  • Partner with various departments to implement effective financial analysis tools and procedures. Demonstrates and applies basic understanding of the data flows and data standards in your specific business area. Identifies basic trends, issues or other meaningful insights using basic analytical approaches.   

  • Demonstrates knowledge of a broad set of accounting principles and techniques (e.g. IAS, US GAAP, etc.). Works with financial transactions and related documentation within the organization. Participates in accounting practices of classifying and recording financial data. Utilize US GAAP and assist in applying US GAAP to transactions that are accounted for and reviewed. Exercise significant judgement when evaluating transactions.

  • Follows regulations for entering and reporting the financial content in major accounting systems. Records financial transactions accurately in internal and external books of accounts. Assist in ensuring that identified control & internal audit gaps are remediated on a timely basis and in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Adheres to relevant compliance requirements for financial reporting (e.g., SOX, IFRS).

  • Assist with any special projects/assignments as applicable. 

 

Required Experience and Education:

  • CPA designation required

  • Undergraduate Degree in accounting or finance required

  • 4 + years of accounting &/or financial analysis experience.

  • Experience working in an environment requiring analytical response to a variety of business issues

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrates strong analytical abilities and a thorough understanding of GAAP.

  • Ability to interpret and apply current US GAAP, accounting for complex transactions and internal controls in compliance with SOX.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint as well as well as Hyperion Planner and SAP.

  • Highly organized and ability to manage concurrent deadlines and multiple priorities.

  • Ability to communicate to information, both verbally & written effectively with all levels of the organization.

Please email your resume recruit@lakesearchgroup.com