Description Alpha Technologies Ltd. , an EnerSys company, has an opportunity for an inquisitive and driven Assistant Controller / Senior Accountant to join our Finance group in our Burnaby location.
Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller / Senior Accountant will primarily be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the General Ledger (GL) for a subsidiary of a US Public Company.
This position requires extreme attention to detail ensuring that transactions are complete, accurate, and entered in a timely manner.
Managing financials statement accuracy and getting prepared for review with senior management would be the key to success for this position.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Prepare monthly financial statements by updating and publishing Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Departmental Reports
Compile leadsheets and working papers for Balance Sheet binder for each fiscal period
Review OPEX and provide variance analysis for departmental managers
Close period end in 2 business days with the team by accruing recurring expenses, preparing fixed assets depreciation and prepaid amortization journal entries, and reconciling balance sheet accounts and intercompany accounts
Self-assess PST payables on non-inventory purchases
Record bi-weekly payroll and monthly benefit reconciliation journal entries, calculate and record monthly payroll cross charges, and reconcile source deduction submission and T4 against general ledger records
Manage the corporate fixed assets by maintaining fixed asset details, assigning / monitoring spending on Capital Appropriation Requests and comparing with the capital budget, and preparing fixed asset journal entries and reports for upper management as needed
Provide guidance to AP team; review and approve weekly Concur employee expense reports
Help with interim and year end audits, providing working papers and supporting documents
Identify ways to improve on current processes; develop a plan, obtain feedback and approval, implement solutions, document processes, and monitor results
Provide backup support for Financial Analyst / Cost Accountant and Intermediate Accountant
Assist with various projects as required
Credentials & Experience :
CPA designation or equivalent preferred although late stage CPA student will be considered depending on experience
Minimum 4 years progressive work experience in an accounting role (manufacturing or project accounting backgrounds preferred)
Willingness to dig into details; inquisitive in pursuing further understanding / clarity on behind-the-scenes workings with own initiative
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
Proven ability to drive behavioural and process changes with stakeholder groups
Experience working in a large ERP
Strong knowledge of GAAP
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; opened communication style
Working knowledge of word processing software and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel