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Corporate Accountant

The ideal candidate will have financial experience and complete understanding of accounting principles/terminology as a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Accuracy, problem solving, attention to detail, ability to work under tight deadlines, well developed written and inter-personal communication skills are essential to this role.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, this is a full-time temporary position, with potential for extension, available immediately based in Ottawa.

Principal Duties

  • Prepare consolidated financial statements and document all consolidation related journal entries.
  • Assist in the preparation year-end supporting documents for the audit.
  • Proactively identify issues and implement process improvements to streamline accounting processes in the newly implemented accounting system.
  • Document the different processes in the newly implemented accounting system.
  • Assist in analyzing financial results and account balances to ensure accuracy, GAAP compliance and reasonableness of variance explanations. Document relevant commentary as appropriate.
  • Prepare the charity return.
  • Help coordinate the annual corporate insurance renewal
  • Assist in maintenance of policies including risk matrix updating and coordination of organizational process
  • Meet our internal and external deadlines by demonstrating strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize.
  • Ad hoc requests and other special projects and analyses as necessary
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all finance staff.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of ASPE
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of AX Microsoft accounting software an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint
  • CPA designation
  • Minimum of four to five years’ experience in a professional work environment in an accounting/financial role.
  • Strong organizational skills - the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines is required.
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline, fast-paced environment.


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