Senior Financial Analyst Toronto Ontario
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We currently have an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst Accounting who will perform month-end accounting close duties, including reconciliations and analysis of assigned general ledger (G / L) accounts.
This includes (but not limited to) account reconciliations and analysis of assigned balance sheet accounts and ensuring that they are completed on a timely basis;
assists with coaching, training and development of staff; and ensures adherence to accounting principles and standards and internal controls.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares journal entries and other analyses for month-, quarter- and year-end close
Prepares reconciliations and analysis of assigned G / L account(s).
Prepares reports for Manager and / or Finance team when requested.
Reviews assigned balanced sheet accounts, completed by staff, to ensure accuracy of information prior to submitting to the Manager for review and approval.
Verifies integrity of financial data in accounting system.
Monitors monthly accruals of assigned G / L accounts.
Assists staff with the troubleshooting and resolution of issues or problems, when necessary.
Assists the Manager with reviewing departmental processes in order to improve efficiencies and to ensure internal controls are being adhered to.
Recommends and implements departmental policies and procedures.
Assists the Manager to ensure consolidated financial information are completed by the team by the financial reporting deadline date.
Liaise with internal and external auditors. Responds to inquiries, information and reports, as requested.
Participates and / or may lead projects, if required.
Trains, mentors and coaches staff on accounts reconciliation and analysis, financial system(s) and departmental policies and procedures.
Identifies performance gaps and recommends training, where required, to the Manager.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management. Adheres to established policies and procedures.
Makes recommendations on improving established policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Knowledge of applicable accounting guidelines i.e. GAAP and auditing standards
Solid knowledge of accounting principles
In-depth knowledge of accounting systems
In-depth knowledge of preparing and analyzing account reconciliation
Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to implement solutions
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage varying deadlines
Strong attention to detail
Ability to coach, mentor and guide team members
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel
Ability to think critically and recommend ideas for improvement on existing established policies and practices
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Post-secondary education in Accounting / Finance
Minimum 4 years’ experience in an accounting / finance role reconciling and analyzing accounts
CGA / CMA considered an asset