Senior Accountant- Financial Shared Services (Temporary Full Time -15 Months)

Saint John, NB or Ottawa, ON
negotiable Expires in 2 weeks


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Shared Services / Trust Fund Officer, or his/her designate, the incumbent is responsible for processing, reconciling, and analyzing transactions, and completing monthly reports that ensure accuracy of financial records for internal & external parties in accordance with accounting principles, established policies & procedures of the CRCS, relevant legislation, government guidelines, local contract requirements, and audit requirements.

You will enjoy:

  • Culture: an organization that is guided by by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality
  • Flexibility: alternative work arrangements and paid time off for those “life happens moments”
  • Employee Benefits:  comprehensive health and dental plan, pension plan with matching contributions and competitive vacation entitlement.
  • Meaningful Work:  you will be making decisions and developing strategy that will create an impact at a global level

Who you are:

  • You are adaptive – you can shift gears from deeply complex strategy discussions to rolling up your sleeves to get things done
  • You are an orchestrator of change – you tap into your creative instincts to find opportunities for improvement, you know how to create buy in and you focus on results
  • You are a strong communicator – you are able to adapt your communication style to work collaboratively with all levels of an organization
  • You are an analyst –  you are highly data driven, process focused, a critical thinker and a problem solver

In this role you will:

  • Ensure that the Trust Fund Policy is strictly complied with throughout the trust fund lifecycle.
  • Create new trust funds and prepare trust fund receipt, refund, reallocation, interest and investment income, and revenue recognition related journal entries as required.
  • Perform monthly analysis and reconciliation of trust fund transactions and balances to ensure they are accurate, complete, and reasonable and prepare reports to keep senior management informed and aid in their decision making.
  • Prepare all monthly pension calculations, working files, and related journal entries.
  • Perform monthly analysis of all pension transactions and balances to ensure they are accurate, complete, and reasonable and prepare reports to keep senior management informed and aid in their decision making.
  • Prepare bi-annual pension schedules and financial statements with accompanying notes.
  • Prepare monthly consolidated balance sheet line item reports and provide relevant analysis and narrative, and the  monthly balance sheet package for the Chief Financial Officer and Audit and Finance Committee.
  • Collaborate with Program staff to prepare the annual registered charity information return (T3010) financial calculations, working files, and forms.
  • Identify deficiencies in transactional processes and recommends areas of improvement.
  • Ensure the monthly general ledger process occurs as scheduled.
  • Perform other transactional tasks and account reviews and reports as requested by senior management.
  • Support internal and external audits as needed by preparing and reviewing working files and supporting documentation for and with the auditors.
  • Aid in the review and approval of other analyst’s working files, journal entries, and reports.
  • Cross-train with other analysts to ensure the ability to provide back up.
  • Employees and Volunteers at every level are responsible for safe work practices and to adhere to practices outlined in their applicable provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Supports other Red Cross initiatives, as needed, to provide for a coordinated team effort to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in the community.

We’re looking for:

  • A university degree in Finance, Business Administration, or a related field and a minimum of three to five (3 – 5) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • General knowledge and understanding of accounting theory, techniques, and policies is required.
  • A chartered professional accounting (CPA) designation is considered a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Superior knowledge of Excel is considered an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are essential, and French is considered an asset. This includes the ability to communicate effectively with senior management.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills reflected in the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively within a team.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview.

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