Senior Accountant
Toronto, Canada
4d ago

Excellence Leaves a Lasting Impression : Bring Your Vision to shape a better world.

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment.

We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world.

Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. Adapting to the ever changing environment, our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities.

Arup is rising to these new challenges : by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

Our Toronto Office is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. The Senior Accountant will be a key player in managing the region's accounting transactions, statutory reporting requirements and joint venture reporting.

They will work closely with the Shared Services Center and Global Arup Finance team, as well as accounting, tax, and legal firms to identify and implement process improvements and documentation and assist in complying with the region's regulations.

This role will not only provide beneficial support for the finance operations but will also play a significant role in business operations.

The successful candidate will be eager to both dig into the details, perform an independent research on various areas of tax compliance and technical accounting and view operations at a high level to create process efficiency.

Responsibilities :

The Senior Accountant will be directly reporting to the Statutory Finance Manager. The role will also require significant partnering with other teams.

They will handle many day-to-day activities related to account reconciliations, audit deliverables and preparation of the financial statements as well as monthly financial reporting.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Statutory reporting : compile financial statements reporting packages under IFRS. Coordinate external audit with auditor
  • Joint venture : accounting, financial statement reporting and process documentation preparation
  • Rent : liaise with Regional Facilities Lead to oversee real-estate lease / sublease contracts and tenant allowances, prepare amortization schedules and review monthly journal entries
  • Month-end accounting close : assist with month-end closings including account analyses and reconciliations
  • Executive reporting and analysis : perform & present detailed variance analysis
  • Other tax and legal tasks : assist with tax process documentation and research
  • International Assignee account reconciliations - work with Global Mobility team and Shared Services Center to manage international assignee account balances
  • Provide cross functional assistance to other teams to support new and ongoing business initiatives
  • Provide other ad hoc support as needed on company projects and initiatives
  • Qualifications :

  • Minimum 3 years of financial accounting and tax experience dealing with month-end close, tax compliance, and financial reporting
  • Knowledge of tax and IFRS
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Public accounting experience and / or CPA license (or equivalent) or CPA license in process
  • Prior experience working with offshore teams is preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in preparing process notes & documentation
  • Attention to detail and inquisitive mind
  • Ability to work independently
  • Problem solving skills
  • Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless.

    Arup offers an outstanding benefits package including healthcare, GRRSP match, time off and profit share.

    Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.

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