Senior Accountant

Fountain Tire

About the job

Are you an established accountant with a track record of reliability and professionalism? Fountain Tire is looking for an experienced Accountant with strong analytical and problem solving skills to join our Corporate Accounting team in our South Edmonton Head Office. This is a full time permanent position, intended for an experienced accountant who works well alone and with others.

What do we offer?

  • Recognition and incentives for your contribution to the organization
  • Educational Allowances that support individual growth and development
  • Policies and programs that support a balanced lifestyle, including flex days and an easy commute to our office located close to the Calgary Trail and Southside Anthony Henday
  • Discounts for you and your family on tires, parts and services at all Fountain Tire locations
  • Comprehensive benefits program with dental, medical and life insurance

Duties and responsibilities include

  • Daily updating, monitoring and forecasting of revolving credit pools, notifying if risk of exceeding availability exists.
  • Leading the preparation of month end consolidated financial statements including
    • Resolving prior month issues
    • Completion of month end working papers and schedules
    • Routine eliminating and consolidation entries are complete
    • Accurate consolidated financial statements have been prepared, including balance sheet, equity, income and cash flow statements and other reporting as required.
  • On a quarterly basis ensure
    • Segment forecasts are rolled up and a consolidated forecast is validated; ensure timeline aligns with program forecast workflow. A forecast is prepared for the elimination company, including detailed review of sales & COGS.
    • Any reporting changes are identified and made as required (i.e. in templates, segment roll-ups, account roll-ups).
    • Quarter reporting templates are rolled forward, updated and reviewed for accuracy.
    • MD&A package is reviewed in full, footed and narrative sections have been updated; assist management in finalizing the package.
    • Reporting has been prepared in accordance with the banking agreement.
  • On an annual basis ensure
    • Execution of budget cycle administration, including management of budgeting tool, brainstorming and presenting solutions for tool model changes, overall timeline development, support and uploading approved budget data in accounting system.
    • Assigned year-end tasks, including audit requirements, are completed by the specified deadlines.
    • Notes to financial statements are completed as assigned.
    • Reporting has been prepared in accordance with the banking agreement.
    • Maintain corporate policy for (FRx) reporting; review reporting by dimension requests assessing the reasonability/impact and complete updates in the system as required.
  • Maintain relationships with FTP team leads through regular interactions, delivery of customer service and continuous assessment of transactional and reporting needs.
  • Identify and track FTP projects and issue accurate and up-to-date monthly reporting to project leads.
  • Continuously evaluate and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes and controls.
  • Participate in all safety initiatives, as required or assigned, to guarantee safety at Fountain Tire.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other related duties as assigned.

The necessary experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required in the role

  • College Diploma with a major in Accounting and 5 to 7 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Completion of an Accounting designation (CPA)
  • Working knowledge of financial statement preparation and reporting.
  • Demonstrated professionalism when dealing with financial information.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to work with a variety of people in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external associates.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills in order to effectively manage multiple priorities and competing demands within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with an attention to detail in order to research and escalate issues.
  • Demonstrated initiative in recognizing opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Working knowledge of tax return preparation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other Financial Reporting software (FRX, Target, Forecaster, TaxPrep).

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on-line. In office resumes will be accepted by reception only.

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