Financial Accountant

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ECO Canada is the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. From job creation and wage funding, to training and labour market research – we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional. We work with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in all Canadian regions to support economic growth and environmental stewardship as best practice.

When you work at ECO Canada, you are supporting the growth of an abundant environmental workforce. Along with competitive benefits and compensation, we provide the opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team that values collaboration, high performance and, of course, celebrating our successes! We believe that rewarding, meaningful work should be part of every step of the career journey.

Job Description

Are you looking for a role where you will truly make a difference and contribute to a growing industry in Canada? ECO Canada is looking for performance-driven individual to join the team immediately. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, the successful candidate will have a passion for the environment and expertise in full-cycle accounting with a significant role in the day-to-day operations of ECO Canada.

This position requires a flexibility to adapt to changes in overall organizational activity. At times of peak activity, tasks will need to be delegated and overseen, while at times of focused activity, the ability to provide hands on accounting support will be required.

As a key member of the Finance team, the Financial Accountant will be responsible for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, monitoring expenses, supporting the team with day-to-day activities and preparing monthly and quarterly reports. While each member of ECO Canada has individual responsibilities, ECO takes a team-based approach. Everyone is encouraged to take ownership of his/her ideas and to see them through to completion, collaborating with key influencers as required.

Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate data entry, timely reporting, and effective general support in all areas related to accounting, finance and operations;
  • Reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies;
  • Create and update expense reports;
  • Prepare payment runs for approval;
  • Assist in completing monthly bank and credit card reconciliations;
  • Maintain digital and physical financial records;
  • Provide backup support for payroll functions;
  • Provide accounting and budget management support for projects as assigned;
  • Support in preparation of monthly financial reports;
  • Overview and analysis of budgets and actuals;
  • Review account totals related to project assets and expenses;
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management;
  • Create and submit government reports related to projects;
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required;
  • Employ problem-solving skills and analysis, and report problems to the Senior Finance Manager, as necessary;
  • Guarantee timely reporting, budgeting, financial management and project forecasting;
  • Liaise with project staff and support them in book-keeping needs related to their program areas;
  • Complete monthly reconciliation for all project accounts;
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all financial and bookkeeping activities;
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete, and systematic filing system to support book-keeping and financial records;
  • Prepare internal reports.

Quarterly & Annual Cycle:

  • Assist in preparation of quarterly reporting and project submissions;
  • Assist in the preparation of annual business filings;
  • Provide support for annual audit process.

Team support:

  • Special projects as assigned;
  • Contributing to process improvement initiatives;
  • Supporting co-workers in high-volume activity times;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education

  • 3-5 years experience in project accounting;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or some courses in accounting or business preferred;
  • Accounting designation is an asset, but not mandatory;
  • Experience in government reporting preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and computerized accounting or ERP systems;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlines;
  • Assertive, comfortable communicating with various types of individuals;
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects;
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills;
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities, and see projects through to completion;
  • Are enthusiastic, energetic, and self-motivated and able to coordinate with different departments.

This is a full-time position, with a three-month probationary period upon start date. If you feel you are the perfect fit for the position and looking to join a company culture that is fun, flexible, and defined by our collective drive for success, please apply now through our website. Please upload your resume and cover letter as one PDF file. Applicants who do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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