Senior Accountant
Randstad Canada
Burnaby, British Columbia, CA
1d ago

Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures.

A successful Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and / or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.

Senior accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.

Responsibilities

Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable

Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results

Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending

Provide technical support and advice on Management accountant

Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers

Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process

Provide input into department’s goal setting process

Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule

Assist with tax audits and tax returns

Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

Support month-end and year-end close process

Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

Liaise with our Financial manager and Accounting manager to improve financial procedures

Requirements

Proven experience as a financial controller, accounting supervisor, chief or senior accountant

Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures

In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Awareness of business trends

Familiarity with financial accounting statements

Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end / year-end close process

Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like QuickBooks

Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables

Accuracy and attention to detail

Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant

Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred

Phone Number : 604.408.2759

Fax Number : 604.687.5397

604.687.5397

Randstad Professionals Canada

Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.

Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.

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