Accounting Manager

Position: Accounting Manager

Employer: CESO

Location: Toronto, Montreal

Deadline: September 4, 2022

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Senior

Salary Range:

Closing Date: September 4, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the accounting team and its day-to-day activities to ensure the maintenance of accurate, complete, and up-to-date accounting records. This position is currently hybrid with in-office work in Toronto OR Montreal.

- Leads and manages the day-to-day accounting activities, processes and procedures, and month/year-end closing processes that contribute towards the preparation of complete, accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with funder contracts, CESO policies and Canadian GAAP for not-for-profit organizations.
- Supervises and provides guidance to a small accounting team.
- Reviews work prepared and entered by direct reports (or delegates as appropriate) to ensure accurate and up-to-date accounting records.
- Prepares or reviews and approves journal entries and monthly account reconciliations.
- Provides guidance, such as orientation training, to other departmental staff including in-country representatives to ensure transactions adhere to and are in compliance with CESO financial policies, funders’ contracts and Canadian GAAP.
- Provides program-specific financial documents and reports (e.g. invoices, A/R aging, A/R or Advances to VAs) as applicable to the appropriate staff to support business operations and/or enable proper follow up.
- Works closely with the Finance team for external audits including preparation of working papers, lead sheets, and account reconciliations, and responses to inquiries.
- Manages implementing and enforcing of internal controls policies and procedures.
- Liaises with service providers (e.g. bank) as requested to set up new services or resolve finance-related issues.

- Proactively identify areas where process improvements and/or real savings may be realized.
- Performs other duties/special projects as assigned by the Director of Finance (e.g. prepare tax filings).
- Where requested, participates in and contributes to organizational initiatives such as process improvements.

- University degree and 5-8 years of related work experience
- CGA/CMA/CA designation
- Strong analytic skills and ability to work across various functions
- Experience with government contracts is an asset
- Bilingual – English / French, preferred
- Very strong attention to detail
- Flexibility and responsiveness to business and functional leaders for timely reporting
- Experience with Quickbooks is an asset
- Excellent Excel skills
- Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work under pressure
- The ideal candidate will be a team player, outgoing, energetic, and a good communicator

Please forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations with
Accounting Manager in the subject line to:

Jennifer Rovet, Recruitment Manager

Application deadline: September 4, 2022

CESO is an equal opportunity employer.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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