Senior Accounting Manager in Oakville at Innomar Strategies

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:


Under the direction of the Controller, the Senior Accounting Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Senior Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the transactional accounting team. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger (maintenance and reconciliation), financial reporting, supporting all financial audits as required (internal and external), and the continuous support of the Corporate Controller in various projects. This position requires strong people management and interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal, as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities, ensuring projects meet targeted timelines.

 
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

•Management and oversight of daily, month end/quarter end/year end closing procedures across General Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Treasury and Service Revenue Billing team; including facilitating review meetings and analytics, ensuring results are accurate and timely

•Assist the Corporate Controller in the daily banking and cash flow requirements, ensuring the model continuously evolves for accurate and complete cash requirements and position

•Review reconciliations prepared by other team members, ensuring completeness and accuracy across the trial balance, ensuring delivery of accurate financial statements

•Ensure all journal entries are printed, and completed with the necessary backup documentation, all reviewed and approved for accuracy and compliances with US GAAP and SOX

•Oversee/assist in the preparation of monthly financial analysis and reports for both Flash and month end/quarter end close (Sage, Oracle, etc.)

•Manage the creation, the review and update of supporting SOX narratives

•Manage the SOX testing program, continually improving the internal controls environment, and tracking the monthly/quarterly testing, assisting with, and managing the remediation of any deficiencies 

•Responds to inquiries from VP Finance, Corporate Controller, and other finance and company wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and inquiries

•Manage the development and implementation of new procedures and controls to enhance the workflow of the department and accuracy of financial results

•Oversee the training for new and existing staff as required, continuous performance management, coaching and on-going support and development of the team

•Review of supporting documentation for tax returns (corporate, commodity), ensuring they are complete and submitted in a timely fashion. Review of completed entity corporate tax returns prior to final sign-off by VP Finance 

•Continuous process improvement with regards to processes and related financial systems (ERP), providing support and engagement with any enhancements, upgrades or system conversions

•Acts as liaison by coordinating accounting matters between divisional associates and other department managers

•Actively participate in the process improvement initiatives within the Accounting/Finance department

•Generates ad hoc accounting reports as needed

•Participation in various audits as they arise (preparation and facilitation as required)

•Performs related duties as assigned
 

Job Requirements

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

•BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA designation required 

•Minimum twelve (12) years directly related experience, having held progressively responsible positions in Finance/Accounting

•Experience working in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry would be an asset


MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

•Strong working knowledge of accounting practices and principles

•Working knowledge of Sage, and other ERP software packages

•Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Strong mathematical and analytical skills

•Strong critical thinking skills

•Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

•Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

•Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required