Senior Accountant

QEP Co Inc - Waterloo, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Senior Accountant will support the management team by preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts, and reports. This position is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of financial information and assists in overseeing all accounting functions within Q.E.P organization, specifically the flooring division.

Duties and responsibilities

Month End Close

Assist Controller in closing Canadian and US reporting entities
Ensure accurate cut off of inventory and accounts payable
Prepare and post monthly journal entries
Accrual and expense analysis
Prepare monthly account reconciliations
Support Controller in ensuring monthly intercompany reconciliations are completed for all entities
General Accounting

Assist the Controller with general ledger maintenance
Work with budget managers in uncovering spending variances
Work with the corporate office to ensure all leases reported accurately under US GAAP
Support in preparation of operating budgets and forecast
Assist in annual and periodic audits including working papers and reports
Review and analyze employee expense reports for completeness, reasonability, and accuracy

Continuously look for ways to improve and standardize accounting functions
Prepare monthly compliance reports (Sales tax, Stats Canada, EHT, WSIB)
Provide VP of Finance with assistance in corporate reporting, as required
Prepare ad-hoc reports and perform other activities, as required

Minimum 3 years of accounting experience in a fast-paced environment
CPA designation or in progress
Experience with AS400 would be considered an asset
Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills
Strong attention to detail and confidentiality
Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Key Performance Indicators

Close month end in five business days
Develop and implement process improvements
Engage and assist budget owners and managers in where to improve their department spending
Demonstrate appropriate company behaviours
Working conditions (if applicable)

Fast-paced office environment.
Multi-tasking – many daily interruptions.
This position sees almost every transaction the company makes. It absolutely requires a person that is able to protect confidential information.