Senior Accountant

Westport Fuel Systems - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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We are seeking an energetic Senior Accountant to join our Corporate Finance team headquartered in Vancouver, BC to support corporate finance functions in operations, internal and external reporting. He/she will have working knowledge of SOX compliance, US GAAP and will lead various aspects of the monthly accounting cycle.

Position Responsibilities

Prepare journal entries and working papers on complex accounts, and provide variance analysis on a monthly basis
Support preparation of company’s quarterly and annual external filings under US GAAP
Maintain integrity of financial information across multiple systems
Management analysis, updating schedules and ad-hoc project-related analysis
Prepare consolidation, cash flow statement by currency, calculations for foreign exchange impact on cash and validate the cumulative translation adjustment account and foreign exchange gain or loss
Prepare technical memos to support management’s conclusions
Facilitate and understand processes; propose and develop procedures to improve efficiency
Provide accounting guidance and mentorship to members of the accounting team
Preparation of the monthly and quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requirements
Assist the audit process (external, internal and statutory) by preparing working papers and audit schedules

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Promote Westport’s H&S culture following all Environmental, and H&S procedures and understanding your obligations and responsibilities
Report unsafe conditions, behaviors and all accidents
Co-operate with JHSC (Joint Health & Safety Committee) and Safety representative

Position Requirements

CPA, CA, CGA or CMA designation
3+ years' experience preferably within a public company or a big 4 accounting firm
Experience in auditing complex, multi-jurisdictional public companies preferably reporting under US GAAP
Excellent computer skills. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with Workiva Wdesk and JD Edwards or similar ERP is an asset
Able to handle multiple priorities in fast-paced environment
Proven work ethic and ability to work as a team and under pressure to meet tight SEC deadlines

Application Procedure

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your application to our Corporate Recruitment team in confidence by clicking the “” link below. While we thank you in advance for your interest and application, we will only be responding to shortlisted candidates.