General/Costing Accountant – Woodbridge, ON -$70,000-$80,000 (plus bonus, benefits)

General / Costing Accountant
Woodbridge, ON
$70,000-$80,000 base plus 10% bonus and great benefits

Posted on June 23, 2021.

About the Company

Located in Woodbridge, Ontario, our client is a Canadian-owned company with operations in the US and Canada, manufacturing products for the past forty years and rapidly growing. We are looking for a new Accountant to join the team who comes with previous experience in a manufacturing company, due to the costing responsibilities in this position. 

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced, hands-on, costing/general Accountant who enjoys rolling up their sleeves in a fast-paced environment. The new Accountant will perform analysis to support strategic decisions as well as identifying cost improvement opportunities. The role is responsible for performing general accounting functions including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and accruals, bank reconciliations, inventory management, costing, accruals at month-end and more. This role directly reports directly to the Director of Finance who is CPA-designated and a wonderful, thoughtful leader.

Responsibilities

General Accountant Duties (50%)

  • Ensure tax fillings, government remittances & reporting are done accurately on a timely manner
  • Reconciliation of various G/L accounts including bank, AR, AP, inventory, accruals and expenses
  • Maintenance of recurring invoice payments and tax installments
  • Capital project reporting and maintaining Fixed Asset System
  • Ensure accruals and journal entries are done on time for period closures, including year-end 
  • Timely reconciliation for all bank accounts including credit card and loan accounts
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations, and journal entries
  • Prepare and post general ledger entries for the month-end close process
  • Assist in timely, accurate and efficient month, quarter, and year end closings
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly accounting reports for submission to management
  • Review JE’s carefully for anomalies and other inconsistencies
  • Provide full back up for Finance Team for vacations and time-off
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Assist special projects and ad hoc as required

Cost Accountant Duties (50%)

  • Ensure standard product cost system is maintained and changes are processed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Account for all inventory transactions and account reconciliation through GL
  • Examine, analyze, and interpret production variances for financial and management reporting purposes
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Inventory management: review, analyze and report on inventory valuation, raw materials, an WIP
  • Assist in various inventory related tasks including cycle counts, annual physical inventory counts, reconciliation of differences, inventory adjustments and item maintenance
  • Work closely with Materials and Manufacturing personnel to ensure accurate inventory

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Ideally CPA enrolment or designation completed
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in cost accounting or manufacturing accounting
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams and management 
  • Excellent computer skills with EXCEL using Pivot tables and vlookups
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in the office at the Woodbridge head office

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in finance, please visit Winchesters.ca.