Accounting Supervisor, 14 Month Contract



  • Accounting & Finance
  • Job Code: 9D256699918
  • Posted: October 11, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for an Accounting Supervisor to fill a 14 month contract.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accounting Supervisor with one of our top tier clients in Edmonton. You will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the accounting services team, ensuring business needs are being met, and that internal work processes are efficient and effective. 

Our ideal candidate is an expert coach and mentor, with a proven track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups. You have five to ten years of related experience and hold your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

The Role:

  • Manage the day-to-day core business activities, daily workload volumes, and work assignments within the accounting team.
  • Review current processes and procedures and develop recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for financial systems, and lead system upgrades as needed.
  • Provide senior-level technical advice, support and review.
  • Ensure financial transactions are coded to appropriate General Ledger (GL) accounts to ensure they are accurately represented on financial statements.
  • Review and analyze the structure of the GL system to ensure correct use of codes.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial transactions.
  • Lead in the assurance of information in financial statements and year end audits relating to all financial reports.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports as required.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with external auditors and provide any required or additional working papers.
  • Ensure employees receive orientation, training, coaching, mentoring, support and guidance for their roles, setting them up for success.
  • Support the division manager in determining performance standards and monitoring quality of work.
  • Work closely with division manager and human resources to identify and address performance issues and gaps to support organizational strategy.
The Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, and a CPA designation.
  • Five to ten years of previous job related experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles (IFRS).
  • Supervisory or management experience an asset.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, financial management, budget processes, and office management.
  • Strong technical skills with respect to financial statement preparation and year-end audit file preparation.
  • Expert knowledge of financial systems. Ability to work proficiently with Microsoft Office products with an advanced level of expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead groups through change processes.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Superior judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Experience monitoring trends/problems and developing, recommending and implementing solutions.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to organize workflow and priorities to meet the needs of a variety of clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into workable processes.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, for a variety of audience types.
  • Ability to provide supervision and mentorship.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Doug Bristow - CPA, CA, Partner, Aplin Accounting & Finance. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  #LI-EDM


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