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Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers and Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2018, Olympia Financial Group Inc. provides personalized administrative services to our clients in five areas; Self Directed Investment Accounts, Corporate Shareholder Services, Exempt Edge, Foreign Exchange, and Health Benefits. Founded in 1996, Olympia's head office is located in Calgary, AB.

We are looking for a Contract Accountant in our Calgary office.

As an Olympian you are entitled to generous perks including:

  • Generous Vacation Payout
  • Convenient location accessible by public transit
  • Discounted Movie Passes, Ski Passes, and Golf Passes
  • Caffeine on the tap with a weekly fruit basket

Role Summary – 1 Year Contract (Maternity Leave)

As part of the Finance team, the Senior Accountant responsibilities include obtaining and analysing reports from the business system prior to preparing the corresponding journal entries. This includes account reconciliations, bank statements, payroll and general ledger accounts.

The ideal candidate will possess an outgoing and dynamic personality and have a proven track record of working in a fast paced – open concept work environment.  They must be able to provide guidance to multiple divisions and provide clear reporting to the organization. The successful candidate combines excellent analytical skills, attention to detail with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles.

Role Responsibilities

  • Prepare and support the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures as well as select   specialized procedures
  • Verify, allocate, and reconcile accounts payable and receivable in Sage 300 (Accpac)
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Provide technical support and advice on accounting processes
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures to strengthen internal controls
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements audit trail documentation
  • Liaise with the external auditors during the annual audit
  • Work with the Controller to ensure various monthly, quarterly and annual tax installments, remittances and returns are completed accurately and within deadlines
  • Other accounting related duties as assigned and ad hoc requests

Personal Characteristics

  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Inquisitive approach with proven problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Confident in making optimal decisions
  • Self-motivated with the ability to successfully multitask projects
  • Exceptional time management with the aptitude to establish priorities
  • Proven team player, with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships, while demonstrating a high level of cooperation and mutual respect

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of overall combined accounting, finance, and reporting experience
  • Financial Industry experience in multiple corporate identities is an asset
  • Previous experience with Sage 300 (Accpac) is preferable
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook is required
  • Experience with general ledger functions, month-end, and year-end processes
  • Understand and be able to fully utilize Accounting software
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Background and Reference check will be required

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity with a dynamic team, please submit your resume through our website:  https://www.olympiatrust.com/careers.html