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Key responsibilities and accountabilities
to satisfy the management accounting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting and other ad hoc finance related needs of the Financial Controller
Provide financial update on financial results and forecasts, providing insights on underlying reasons for performance over / under achievement and appropriate guidance / recommendations on potential course corrections
Instil common financial processes and reporting requirements into monthly / quarterly operational reviews of business units and provide the discipline and rigor to achieve accountable and predictable results;
provide monthly divisional roll-up reports that give senior management insight into the performance of the businesses.
Work with the management to assist in the formulation of the annual budget
Calculate, pay and file all necessary tax reports with tax authorities eg GST / HST, Corp Tax etc
Responsibility for preparing and submitting to tax authorities semi-monthly payroll reports
Liaise and work with external audit and tax advisers to ensure annual accounts and tax returns are completed
Mantain the financial records of the business ensuring all invoices, payments, receipts etc are correctly reported
A proven track record as a finance executive in a professional services and or commercial environment. Experience of the food standards business is highly desirable.
An understanding of the QuickBooks Accounting system is desirable
The ability to contribute to the setting of financial policies and recommendations, and ensuring that these are complied with throughout the operations
Experience in the preparation of budgets, reports, forecasts and consolidated profit & loss reports
Other skills and abilities :
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to present financial data clearly and precisely to senior management and the general associate population;
ability to interpret financial results, provide context to management and make recommendations as appropriate
Education, experience and technical skills
Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Finance and Accounting and / or Bookkeeping
Technical competence in financial control including areas of GST / HST and taxation, purchasing, credit policy and cash flow, costing and expense control and audits