Senior Global Accountant – Canada

Finance |
Canada | Toronto

The Senior Global Accountant will have responsibilities for the accounting, payroll and tax compliance management for our Canadian company.

To apply for this role, please follow this link to answer a few initial interview questions via video: https://v3.rivs.com/36-05-20/

Location: Toronto

Job Duties:

Canadian Entity

  • Setup monthly payroll for various local entities, for review and release by HQ
  • Review expense reports provided for compliance with local tax requirements
  • Prepare monthly and year-end accounting and reporting activities for Canadian entity
  • Prepare statutory financial reports and filings required by local authorities
  • Assist with the optimization of consolidation and reporting procedures, including reducing the time to close the company’s books and report results
  • Ensure timely completion of financial data for preparation of local tax return
  • Responsible for the upload and maintenance of the monthly financial information into the reporting system
  • Ensure local financial statements are compliant with applicable accounting principles, local regulatory requirements, and internal policies and procedure
  • Participate in monthly and year-end close process, including financial statement reconciliations, entries and balance sheet analysis
  • Pro-actively identify problems to ensure accurate reporting of financial results and compliance with company policy
  • Assist other members of the accounting and finance team at HQ when needed
  • Assist with the set up of new services lines, including billing, collections and process that would need to be put in place for the new service lines

International Entities

  • Regularly communicate with and manage international third-party tax service providers
  • Manage monthly and year-end accounting and reporting activities for international entities
  • Participate in monthly and year-end close process, including financial statement reconciliations, entries and balance sheet analysis for assigned international entities
  • Ensure foreign financial statements are compliant with applicable accounting principles, local regulatory requirements, and internal policies and procedures
  • Assist with the preparation of statutory financial reports and filings required by foreign markets
  • Assist with the optimization of consolidation and reporting procedures, including reducing the time to close the company’s books and report results
  • Ensure timely completion of financial data for preparation of foreign tax returns
  • Responsible for the upload and maintenance of the monthly financial information into the reporting system for the assigned international entities
  • Assist with setting up new international entities
  • Pro-actively identify problems to ensure accurate reporting of financial results and compliance with company policy
  • Assist other members of the accounting and finance team at HQ when needed

Skill set required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related area
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • 5-7 years’ experience in progressive accounting-based or general ledger roles
  • Accounting experience across multiple provinces in Canada and strong knowledge of local regulations
  • Exposure to international operations is required
  • Advanced Excel skills (including pivot tables, v and h lookups, and complex formula writing)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High-energy attitude; someone who enjoys working with a team
  • Ability to work from remote or home office location
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills