Senior Accountant

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Old Kent Road Financial is seeking a Senior Accountant for its downtown Calgary office.

The senior accountant is a hands-on role and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of the day to day accounting operations.  Although you will report to the CFO, you will be communicating with, and providing support to, all members of the OKR team.

Applicants Must Have

  • Proven experience as a financial controller, senior accountant, or similar role
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in progressively more responsible roles
  • Advanced QuickBooks Desktop skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot and lookup tables
  • External audit experience
  • CPA designation or very close to obtaining
  • Corporate Finance experience is a plus

Applicants Must

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Be able to work both independently and collaboratively with the team as well as with investors, borrowers, and business professionals
  • Be able to handle multiple projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Be detail-oriented, analytical, and possess superior problem-solving skills

 

APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE A COVER LETTER - Tell us how your experience makes you the right person for this opportunity. Be clear and concise. Without a cover letter your resume WILL BE put to one side and is unlikely to be reviewed.

 

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

ACCOUNTING; REPORTING & ANALYSIS

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP/IFRS
  • Ensure timely completion of month-end, quarter-end, and year-end reporting
  • Review journal entries and monthly account reconciliations
  • Review all inter-company and inter-fund transactions
  • Liaise with CFO to review financial procedures and reporting

LOAN REVIEW & DOCUMENTATION 

  • Collect loan documentation and review of same
  • Coordinate completed legal documentation
  • Ensure documents are complete and up to date through life of loan
  • Primary control of loan management software
  • Support loan officers

INVESTORS

  • Coordinate quarterly investor distributions
  • Primary control of investor management software
  • Support investor relations manager
  • Support regular investor closing process

EXTERNAL AUDIT, INTERNAL CONTROLS

  • Coordinate external audits (interim and annual), liaise with auditors
  • Assist CFO with conducting audits
  • Assist accounting team with preparation of schedules
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

SYSTEMS

  • Conduct regular ledger maintenance
  • Conduct regular local and cloud-based database backups
  • Liaise with software providers and ensure implementation of updates
  • Primary point of contact for new software installations (in coordination with CFO)
  • Improve efficiency and modifications to accounting systems and procedures

OTHER

  • As part of a smaller team some of the duties will include daily accounting tasks
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process 
  • Conform with all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures. 
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers