Assistant Controller / Senior Accountant
Alpha Technologies Ltd
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
2d ago

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
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