Why would I want this job?

Responsible to see that the daily accounting tasks are executed for the company warehousing and distribution activities within the group. Ownership over the Month End close process that supports and reconciles to the financial statements which is a requirement of APM Good Accounting Practices. Ensure that monthly deadlines for financial reporting are met timely and accurately. Communicate information proactively affecting monthly/annual estimates to Management for inclusion in the reported financial results. Oversee that internal control procedures are routinely administered in accordance with the established Policy and Procedures.

What would I be doing?

  • Manage subordinates in the Accounting Team and ensure that their responsibilities are carried out in a productive and efficient manner.
  • Ensure that the monthly book close is performed timely and in accordance with outlined procedures.
  • Overall responsibility to provide Management with accurate financial results within established timelines. Any significant variations between estimates, forecasts and actuals or findings should be brought to the attention of management.
  • Close communication with all facilities to understand financial impact related to operations.
  • Summarize for management the financial results for the accounting period by highlighting unusual variations between actuals, estimates, forecasts, and budgets.
  • Automate processes/tasks within the Finance team in order to accelerate the book close deadlines.
  • Review reconciliations/accruals prepared by staff for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensure appropriate supporting documentation is included as backup.
  • Liaison and main point of contact for internal and external financial audits.
  • Act as a mentor, motivate and assist in the career advancement of subordinates. Perform subordinate appraisals.
  • Hold regular meetings with staff to properly monitor progress.
  • Coordinate regarding Corporate functions as required including Tax, Claims, Treasury and Payroll.
  • Manage revenue and expense accruals/estimates for unbilled activity.
  • Liaison with Global Service Centre to reconcile local books in NetSuite to SAP and One Stream systems.
  • Perform special projects as directed by Management.

What would make me qualified?

  • B.S. in Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting within a mid-large size organization
  • Supervisory experience required
  • CPA preferred but not required.
  • NetSuite experience would be a plus.
  • Position is full-time and on-site.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and supervisory experience
  • Strong ability to organize and prioritize/ attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills necessary to operate a time sensitive environment
  • High level of ability with computer skills, to include, but not be limited, to Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and SharePoint as well as company proprietary systems knowledge.
  • Team player that can coordinate with managers and colleagues to successfully participate in cross-functional initiatives
  • Ability to independently organize work to meet deadlines