Job Posting 101662

Manager, Financial Accounting (CPA)
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Edmonton, Alberta
closes in 2 days (Tue, 25 Jun)
full time  •  $42- $45/Hour PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Job ID J0524-1058
Job Title: Manager, Financial Accounting (CPA) 
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30 or 8:30 to 5


The Position
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Financial Accounting Manager oversees fiscal support functions for the Alberta region of our CARF-accredited social services agency.
Located in a newly-renovated regional office in downtown Edmonton, with free parking!

In Your Role You Will
• Financial analysis - work with program managers to understand their financial statements
and provide financial insights about spending trends, cost-savings initiatives, and margin opportunities.
• Train/assist internal program management in financial reporting and budget preparation that comply with agency policies and procedures.
• Focus on daily and month-end accounting to determine results, including P&L activity (admin fees, expenditures, reclasses), balance sheet activity (deferrals, accruals) in compliance with GAAP.
• Understand and calculate the risks involved in programs' financial activities.
• Hire, train, evaluate, mentor and manage a team of 2 staff in the accounting department (AB) that develop financial and valuation models, materials, and recommendations.
• Ensure monthly contract revenue from 70+ programs are in-line with negotiated contract agreements.
• Plan, organize, and execute financial tasks and projects of the organization.
• Liaise with social services program funders (provincial/federal government agencies) regarding accounts payable
• Produce financial, budget and other special reports, proposals and analyses for management to include in monthly financial statements and/or funds distribution reports.
• Attend monthly management meetings to report updates, issues.
• Annual reporting.
• Interact with internal/external auditors in occasional auditing projects.
• Full job description available upon request.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• 3+ years managing a small-mid sized accounting department.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business Management, or related discipline
• OR or a Diploma in financial management
• OR an accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA) or ACTIVELY working towards completing a designation.
• Able to explain Financial statements and reports to managers without an accounting background.
• Strong analytical skills to drive the program performance and recommend solutions to program directors and managers.
• Proficient in analyzing budgetary expenditures for compliance.
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
• Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
• Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP, Concur, and other financial planning software.

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency with offices in BC, Alberta & Ontario, is contracted by the government through over 90 contracts to provide community-based social services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities and at-risk youth. Each day 700 dedicated staff serve approximately 1,300 persons through over 125 services and WJS Canada revenues exceed $50 million annually.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid health & dental benefits after 3 months of employment
• Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Professional development opportunities and job-related training
• Flexible hours

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! Please apply.
Equal-Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is unwavering. We believe that varied backgrounds and experiences fuel innovation and success. As an equal-opportunity employer, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across all operations. We're seeking candidates passionate about contributing to our multicultural teams and enriching our workplace with their unique insights and cultural sensitivity.
We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply and join us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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