General Accountant

Weigl Publishers - Calgary, AB (4 months ago)

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Job Responsibilities

Monthly Report Cycle

  • Review and where necessary update all companies QuickBooks results:
  • completed comparisons and reasonability analysis for issues
  • run QuickBooks integrity utilities ensure accounts and subledgers are in balance
  • complete manual entries to record foreign exchange, Book fund, audit expense. depreciation, tax accrual, WIP, management fees, insurance, undeposited amounts, temporary accounts and grid note
  • reconcile intercompany balances
  • review shareholder loan balances for issues and requirement for bonus and withholding payments
  • ensure intercompany clearing A/R transactions are separated from normal publishing sales
  • confirm no changes have occurred to the opening balances and if issues found investigate cause
  • import item summary sales and inventory balances from every company ensuring lookup mapping is correct and update the pivot tables
  • update key lookup reference sheets where necessary. This must be done when new titles are added
  • update GraphData information from individual companies QuickBooks
  • where required adjust every chart to include only active months data and investigate irregular results
  • import trial balances from every company ensuring group mapping is correct and update the pivot tables
  • update comprehensive income foreign exchange on consolidated Fin Stmt
  • review intercompany sheet for proper offsets
  • update the MD&A sheet data and write up from inventory analysis and other sources
  • convert file to PDF and distribute to Linda and Warren

Annual Government Reporting

  • Canadian T4 employment income
  • obtain all ADP T4’s to prepare a summary of payroll and reconcile total remittances to CRA remittance confirmations.
  • T5 reports required to be web file for royalties and intercompany interest
  • Canadian T2 return
  • Where applicable prepare and file SR&ED claim
  • Statistics Canada – Publishers Annual Report
  • City of Calgary property tax assessment on-line reporting

Annual Audit and External Reporting

  • Audit, Royalty Payments and Export Sales report
  • Prepare all supporting Excel workbooks and worksheets for auditors. Prepare supporting schedules for all accounts. Prepare/update accounting system description
  • Provide tax, subledger and other back up
  • Complete deferred tax analysis and entries

Government Grants

  • Book Fund publisher applications
  • Book Fund – Internship & planning funding
  • interim reporting
  • Final reports
  • Canada Student Summer Jobs

Administration and Compliance duties

  • Insurance reporting and analysis for annual premium
  • Transfer pricing documents
  • annual contemporaneous pricing write up
  • annual co-publishing agreement
  • Administration fees
  • record fees in accordance to the agreement
  • report arrangement for KPMG audit and taxation reporting
  • Adhoc review of contracts, documents and agreement requirements
  • Leasehold agreement reviews
  • Trademark applications and maintenance
  • Control set up of new Delaware corporate entities and TIN applications
  • US work visa information and reporting

General Accounting

  • Royalty reports and payments
  • inception to date on sales where payment has been received from the customer
  • Special purpose accounting analysis
  • book donations
  • tax planning and projections
  • printing and warehousing reporting
  • QuickBooks processes and data
  • review, correct and update item codes
  • identify and correct any noted issues including irregular inventory balances
  • provide administration controls on software. Issue or change user access
  • manage and settle intercompany balances
  • FX historic register and listing

Work Experience and Education

  • CPA Designation with 3 years of experience or greater required

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $80.00 to $100.00 /hour


  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)