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Financial Analyst
Woodbridge, Ontario
$60,000 – $65,000 annual salary

Our client is a well-established manufacturer with a head office in Woodbridge. The business has been growing tremendously and the President needs to hire a Financial Analyst to join the team. The Financial Analyst will work on a varied array of responsibilities including updating the GL, accounts payable analysis, completing full cycle month end accounting, account reconciliations, inventory analysis/management, and much more. This is an excellent opportunity for an Accountant looking to work in a fantastic mid-sized, family-run business that is growing steadily throughout these uncertain times.

Responsibilities

  • Data entry of AP invoices, posting, reconciliation, audit and analysis of expense accounts
  • Reconciling, compiling, and analyzing monthly EXCEL-based customer reports which cross both AR & AP
  • Processing of EFT, cheques, and bill payments
  • Oversee accounting side of inventory management, help build new inventory system, oversee customer pricing models and profitability
  • Oversee and analyze time & attendance and payroll data
  • Provide back up assistance to bookkeeper
  • Maintain, oversee and assist to upgrade other EXCEL-based systems in place
  • Project leader in moving current paper-based systems to paperless which involves payroll, AR, AP, and inventory
  • Assist Finance Manager in financial statements, budgets, asset management, monthly general ledger postings
  • Ad-hoc duties as required by Finance Manager and owner

Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting with knowledge of accounting practices and procedures
  • At least 5 years of accounting experience
  • Must have Manufacturing experience
  • Sage 100 accounting system, crystal reports, and database experience is an asset
  • High level of attention to detail while being able to multitask
  • Able to adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word) – Advanced EXCEL
  • Experience with ERP’s and Accounting systems

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Accountant
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
$60,000-$70,000, plus bonus, full benefits and vacation

Great established business in Oakville/Mississauga, Ontario with an unprecedented culture and positive work environment.

Our client, is a stable and growing company that is looking for an intermediate/senior accountant to join their team of tenured accounting professionals. The (Sr.) Accountant will perform a range of accounting and analysis duties ranging from full-cycle accounting to project analysis. You will be responsible for providing accounting support to accounting supervisors and managers while reporting to a corporate controller. Key daily work primarily consists of project accounting and reporting, annual financial statement preparation, facilitation of the preparation of tax returns by the external auditor, investor reporting, cash management and financial analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Monthly update of accounting records for management entities and investor entities using Exact accounting software. This includes AP, AR, Bank reconciliations and intercompany accounting.
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Assist the Controller with Cash management tasks like preparing monthly draws
  • Prepare monthly investor reporting templates for the Project Accountants
  • Prepare and submit monthly HST returns
  • Facilitate the preparation of annual corporate tax returns
  • Assists with Tax and financial audits
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Any other finance and accounting tasks as assigned by the Controller
  • Monthly update of accounting records for one of more project entities and prepare the monthly project report for distribution to investors and management.
  • Maintain the company’s document management system
  • Weekly sales reporting

Key Requirements:

  • College Accounting Diploma or University Degree with Accounting focus
  • Great communication skills (both oral and written)
  • 5+ years of experience in a general accounting position
  • Great organizational skills coupled with a can-do attitude

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Procurement Director
Toronto

A unique Director opportunity to work for a dynamic technology start-up company in Toronto.  This role includes working closely with the broader Senior Procurement Community across North America.  Although they are a start-up, they have an established client list with Global Blue Chip brands and significant financial backing.

This role suits any entrepreneurial Senior Procurement professional who enjoys networking.  If you have an interest in start-ups, blogging, podcasting, events or broader networking in the Procurement and Supply Chain community, this could be an interesting opportunity for you.  The future of this organisation is extremely positive, so growth and development potential is unparalleled.

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • A strong Procurement background
  • Some experience in marketing, advertising, networking, events
  • A passion for working with a start-up
  • Exceptional communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434

VP Procurement
Toronto

A rare opportunity to build a Procurement team from scratch for a massive Financial Services organization based in Downtown Toronto.  Reporting into a VP Finance, this is a Head of Procurement position with a mandate to build a Category team, implement the Procurement Strategy, develop the Contract, Risk and Governance policies, implement a P2P process and develop a vendor management process.  You will be the first Procurement member of the team in a company with an addressable spend of $800m+.   Once you have built the team and processes, there is scope to take on more responsibility across the broader business.

As the ideal candidate, you will have experience in building a Procurement department, implementing and developing processes and policies, and developing technology.  You must have a full Indirect Procurement background, including Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Contracts Management, and Operational Procurement.  As well have to be a strong leader, you must also be “hands-on” as the team will be extremely lean in the short-term.  You must have an impressive career background, strong education, and impeccable communication skills.

If you are excited by the prospect of building a Procurement department for one of the biggest companies in the City, this role could be the one for you.

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Experience in building an Indirect Procurement department
  • Director Level/VP Level responsibilities
  • A full procurement background (not just sourcing or vendor management)
  • Impressive education history – A Masters or MBA from a reputable organization would be advantageous
  • Exceptional communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca, or for more information call 416 560 0434

Senior Staff Accountant
North York, ON
$80,000-$84,000 base and great benefits

Our client is a public accounting firm located in North York and they are seeking an experienced staff accountant with his/her CPA completed or actively pursuing it. The continued growth of the team’s assurance practice has led to the opportunity for a motivated intermediate or senior accountant to join the team.

The firm offers great career development and progression, coaching, flexible work arrangements and a very competitive total compensation package for this area of Ontario.

Responsibilities

  • Working with a diverse client base of small to mid-sized owner managed businesses across many industries, not for profit organizations, professional services, and individuals
  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner;
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and GAAS, if applicable. Also, to ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily;
  • Complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses;
  • Complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits;
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements;
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution

Requirements

  • CPA (CA, CGA, or CMA) designation (or close to) with public accounting experience
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP, audit and review procedures, and tax compliance
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn and develop
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly in MS Excel
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to casey@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Our client is a global manufacturing business working in a fast-paced environment in north Toronto. They are doing well during Covid and are seeking to bring a new person into the team to focus on the Procurement and Planning of Logistics. They manufacture components that often need to be transferred between their own facilities before being delivered to the end customer. This can be a complex process and getting it right has a significant impact on cost and delivery timescales.

They are seeking a talented professional who can lead Procurement and Planning for all the logistics and packaging requirements in North America. A background in logistics is essential for this role and previous experience working with packaging suppliers would also be a bonus. You must understand the logistics industry and understand the cost model.

You will work cross-functionally with many teams including Engineering, Production, and Sales. You must have great communication skills as this role relies on building strong working relationships internally.

As an ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years procurement & planning experience for fast turn around logistics within the manufacturing
  • The ability to use CAD to read technical drawings
  • Familiar with JIT & JIS strategies
  • Fantastic communication skills to work cross-functionally

Senior Buyer – Public Sector
Toronto

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer position for a large Public Sector organization in Toronto.  This is a full-cycle Indirect Procurement role with a lot of contracts focusing on Construction and Facilities.  The role will include running full RFP’s on government sites from start to finish.  Although this role is based in Toronto, it will be working from home until further notice

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading Public Sector Bids from start to finish
  • Managing Stakeholders needs
  • Building strong relationships with vendors and suppliers

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Public Sector Procurement
  • RFP experience
  • CSCMP or CPPB designation or working towards it
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca, or for more information call 647 715 6769

Procurement Manager
Vancouver

We are currently looking to speak to any strong Strategic Sourcing Managers based in Vancouver who are open to new opportunities.  If you are currently working in general indirects or specialize in a specific category we would be keen to speak with you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers and vendors
  • Manage procurement and sourcing policies and activities, including overseeing specific contracts
  • Conduct market research, create estimates and forecasts, and identify cost reduction strategies

You as the ideal candidate you will:

  • 5+ years’ experience in indirect Strategic Sourcing
  • IT (Software/Hardware), Telecommunications, HR, Marketing etc.

If you are currently working in indirect procurement and are open to new opportunities please send your resume to kieran@winchesters.ca

Procurement Specialist – Public Sector
Ottawa

We are currently looking to speak to any Procurement Specialists working in the Public Sector in Ottawa who are open to new opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Development of Procurement strategies
  • Building strong relationships with vendors and suppliers

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Public Sector Procurement
  • Educated to degree level
  • BPS Knowledge

If you are currently working as a Procurement Specialist in the Public Sector, I would love to hear from you. Please send a resume to kieran@winchesters.ca

Procurement Specialist – Aerospace
Montreal

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Specialist to join a client based in Montreal on a permanent basis.  This is a great opportunity to join a growing consulting firm with a multinational presence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers and vendors
  • Prepare RFP’s
  • Review proposals and negotiate on price where necessary
  • Select and recommend suppliers and vendors

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years’ experience in Procurement
  • Security Clearance
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Experience working in Aerospace
  • Educated to degree level

If you are currently working in Aerospace and open to new opportunities please send your resume to kieran@winchesters.ca