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Intermediate Accountant 

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STRATEGIC ROLE

This position interprets transactions and activities and applies IFRS guidelines to record information appropriately. The position requires initiative, working without day to day direction and provides backup support to others on the team. The position interprets business transactions to create information for business decision makers to assess performance and results. The Senior Accountant also evaluates current process and harmonizes to create efficiencies across regional boundaries.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREA

Accounting for Servus

  • Complete assigned tasks, reconciliations, continuity schedules etc within communicated deadlines. Ensure entries and reconciliations are accurate and supporting documentation is sufficient and meaningful.
  • Actively work with team to harmonize and streamline processes for efficiency.
  • Ensure detailed work instructions to support their day-to-day operations are kept up to date.
  • Participate in monthly variance analysis to investigate fluctuations in GL balances and initiate corrections as necessary.
  • Assist with advances/intermediate accounting issues and transactions. The main focus would be, but not limited to, on Leases, Fixed Assets, Intangibles and Investment property.
  • Assist with projects as requested by the regional Accounting Manager or other Accounting Management.
  • Review policy documents, as requested, and provide feedback to assist with the maintenance of Accounting Policies.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Accounting:

  • Intermediate understanding accounting
    • able to understand journal entries and reconciliations
    • document process and procedures
    • understand reasons for work done
    • quality variance explanations within working papers
    • strong understanding of financial statement impacts
    • ability to teach junior staff basic skills
  • Intermediate understanding of internal controls (i.e. explain to team, identify risk areas, etc)
  • The ability to understand issues pertaining to the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Some research will be required.

Business:

  • Strong work ethic along with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work. Maintains high standards of ethics/integrity.
  • Results oriented.
  • Positive “can-do” attitude with an optimistic view of problem solving.
  • Analytical thinking required to organize, summarize and interpret data for entering transactions into the General Ledger System, assess patterns of errors, trending, metrics, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. This is needed to build and sustain excellent working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet overlapping deadlines and the ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Work well in a team environment or on own.
  • Windows, Microsoft office, Microsoft Outlook and Accounting GL software.
  • Strong understanding of formulas and advanced functions in Excel.
  • The nature of business and transactions in a financial institution environment.

Suggested Skills:

Ability to function as both a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the organization however with a specific focus on Business Effectiveness by utilizing a facilitative approach that results in advancing the learning and development of others.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION

Experience:

This position requires between 5 -7 years of progressive accounting experience depending on the level of education completed.

Education and Training:

  • Completed Degree or Designation in Accounting or within 1 yr of receiving Accounting designation or equivalent expertise; and/or, Relevant experience will be taken into consideration

Any other special requirements necessary to do the job:

  • Experience with IFRS will be an asset.
  • Must meet strict monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines. Occasional overtime will be required, particularly during the fiscal year end.

Weekend or shift work, available to travel, etc.

The business may from time to time ask for branch and/or department support for special projects and/or areas experiencing staff shortages. All employees may be asked to volunteer to assist in areas of need during these times. These assignments could result in a change of hours, location, and/or travel.