Manager of Accounting (Contract)

JCM Power - Toronto, ON (30 days ago)

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JCM Power is an independent power producer (IPP) dedicated to accelerating social, economic and environmental sustainability in growth markets through the development, construction and operation of renewable energy infrastructure. We establish long-term partnerships with local communities, governments, and financial institutions to build and operate clean energy projects in markets where economies are growing rapidly and electricity is currently scarce, but sun and wind are abundant. JCM is headquartered in Toronto and has projects in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

JCM Power is uniquely positioned to lead the world's renewable energy transformation. We are energy experts – members of our team have built and operated gigawatts of renewable energy projects around the globe. As engineers, lawyers, accountants and financiers, we manage the risk and complexity of financing and owning infrastructure projects, all the while ensuring an unwavering dedication to the highest ethical, social and environmental standards. Our experience and agility in deployment allow us to help shape the future of renewable energy in growth markets.

With a new exciting opportunity to join our team as a Manager of Accounting , success in this contract opportunity with JCM means making a difference and adding value to our culture of sustainability.


In striving to realize our vision to Advance the Clean Energy Age, we work and live by our values. To learn more about who we are and our values, please visit our website at


The Manager of Accounting will be stationed at our Corporate Head Office in Toronto, Canada. Reporting to the Controller, this person will be responsible to lead a global team of accountants, participate closely in regulatory audits and financial reporting, and assist the Controller in establishing and maintaining continuous improvement of the department's activities across the global enterprise.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a key player in building JCM Power from a small national developer into a global enterprise, operating across five or more countries. The right person for the role will have endless development opportunities to explore unique aspects of the accounting profession and apply progressive practices in the function.


The Manager of Accounting contributes to the business through a collection of meaningful activities, including but not limited to the following:

Prepare timely and accurate consolidated Financial Statements for external reporting and audits.
Liaise with external auditors to assist in preparation of working papers for year-end parent level audit.
Manage external audits by governments and/or other regulatory bodies, as required.
Develop and deliver accurate and timely internal financial reports based on business requirements to support effective management and ensure responsible fiscal management.
Coordinate the month end and year end close process.
Assist Controller in regulatory reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual returns, ensuring compliance with local, provincial, and federal reporting requirements for corporate and project companies.
Assist Controller in auditing legal agreements to ensure alignment with IFRS in the financial statements.
Assist Controller to develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
Support development of global accounting team to comply with Company policies, procedures, and standards.
Manage onboarding and orientation of new accounting team members across the global accounting team.
Manage the general ledger, ensuring QA of financial transactions for high integrity data and reporting.
Oversee AP Administrator transactions and post entries.
Provide ongoing process improvement/enhancement input and consistently help to ensure data integrity, accuracy and reconciliation to source documents and reports.

To be deemed a high performing member of our team in this role, you would:

Be an esteemed subject matter expert and partner to audit and government bodies.
Act as a model of JCM values and be an example to junior teammates.
Manage a high performing, professional team that enhance the business' reputation in financial communities.
Define and implement a progressive, scalable accounting infrastructure to support global management.


5+ years' accounting experience in a senior capacity with practical experience mentoring others.
Strong knowledge of IFRS including latest standards. Experience with global consolidation is required.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, or equivalent field/experience, required.
An active or working toward CPA designation, required.
Practical experience operating in a fast-paced global environment; energy or related industry, preferred.
Operates to the highest standard of ethics, transparency, and is a trusted professional.
Comfort building relationships with external auditors, government, banks, and other public/private agencies.
An established influencer and team player with excellent communication skills.
Technical and analytic aptitude with and understanding of integrated ERP / MRP and accounting systems.
Advanced knowledge in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office applications.
Proven ability to deliver on commitments with high quality results in a timely manner.

The competencies you display as a Manager of Accounting in our culture are incredibly valuable to us. These include:

Efficiency – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
Grit – Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
High Standards – Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best
Intelligence – Learns quickly. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
Enthusiasm – Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Has a can-do attitude
Openness to criticism and ideas – Often solicits feedback and reacts calmly to criticism or negative feedback and generally coachable
Work ethic – Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard.
Honest and candid – Speaks plainly and truthfully and ability to have 'courageous conversations'.
Vision - Sees possibilities for a potential future state and paves a path of achievement.


JCM provides a competitive Total Rewards offering to all members of the team to be determined by candidate experience and qualifications.

JCM is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity of thought and practices inclusion. Committed to the principle that unique perspectives bring better business results, JCM encourages experts from around the world to join in our mission of accelerating social, economic and environmental sustainability in growth markets through the development of renewable energy.