Accounting Manager


Reports To

Financial Controller

CFO – Corporate

Coordinates With

Finance Department

Position Summary

The position of Accounting Manager is responsible for developing and deploying effective accounting strategies across the country that ensures compliance and efficiency. This includes managing accounting staff, statutory accounting, audit and regulatory issues, financial performance reporting, bookkeeping and department support. The Accounting Manager will also be responsible for development and training of accounting staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the annual Fiscal Year (FY) audit, collaborating with external auditors to ensure successful audit results and compliance.
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as needed and within required deadlines.
  • Prepare and file annual FY corporate taxes.
  • Assist in completing annual applications for applicable provincial and federal Investment Tax Credits (ITCs)
  • Oversee payroll postings and related statutory filings like Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), Income Taxes, and Workers Compensation premiums, in consultancy with the Human Resources Manager.
  • Oversee GST / PST and all other statutory filings and complete monthly and annual related reporting (external and internal) in an accurate and timely manner. Set-up, track, and maintain the statutory compliance calendar.
  • Complete and submit StatsCan survey reports and other regulatory queries.
  • Complete and submit monthly check-off (levy) reports to all applicable provinces within required deadlines. 
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, and annual Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) required reports.
  • Prepare and submit required Export Development Canada (EDC) reports within required deadlines.
  • Complete General Ledger (GL) reconciliations.
  • Actively communicate with finance back office and finance team in head office and ensure smooth transition on fixed asset schedule, depreciation schedule, and bank loan schedules to the team.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Receivable and ensure that all revenues/sales are billed in time and captured in the system along with payables.
  • Coordinate with finance team in transitioning responsibilities back to other finance roles, as determined and directed by FC. Assist in training staff and/or developing training materials for responsibilities listed above.
  • Train, supervise and mentor accounting staff, conducting probationary and performance reviews.
  • Direct and support Plant Accounting Supervisor on the matters related to monthly physical and book inventory reconciliations of our own plants
  • Housekeeping and system upkeep of existing accounting software, making sure it is in line with business and management requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required
  • Post-secondary education from a recognized institution in Finance and Accounting, or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading a finance/accounting team and 3 years of Canadian corporate tax reporting experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including extensive experience using Excel
  • Experience using accounting software; prior experience using Sage an asset
  • Prior experience using Salesforce customer relationship management software an asset 
  • The ability to delegate and manage conflicting priorities
  • Proven ability to foster effective interpersonal relationships within a geographically and culturally diverse work setting
  • Ability to use initiative to identify problems and deliver solutions
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential materials

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Our first priority is the safety of our employees and their families.  During the current Covid-19 crisis, candidates may be interviewed using web conferencing.  

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