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Senior Advisor, Financial Reporting

  • Finance
  • Ottawa
  • Full Time
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To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by Sep 25, 2022

The Royal Canadian Mint is hiring a Senior Advisor, Financial Reporting who can thrive in a dynamic and inclusive environment.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance, the Senior Advisor assists their leader and peers to effectively and efficiently execute day-to-day general accounting and external reporting activities. The incumbent also supports the Senior Manager, Finance by recommending and driving operational efficiencies of the monthly close and reporting processes, the annual audit processes and ensure all controls meet quarterly and annual certification requirements. The Senior Advisor plays an integral part of the finance professionals team and collaborates with stakeholders at all levels to educate and support business requirements as accounting policies change. The incumbent ensures all financial and management reporting, including accounting policies, are in accordance with IFRS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and preparation of quarterly and annual external financial statements, management discussion and analysis, annual report, etc.
  • Identify trends and analyze results in order to discuss/present the results in the preparation of the management discussion and analysis.
  • Provide direction and professional guidance to accounting areas and recommend improvements to internal processes and controls.
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources and Finance teams to coordinate all payroll related matters and ensure that transactions and activities are correctly recorded.
  • Manage and coordinate the annual verification of the Pension Plan with the actuaries; coordinate, prepare and address all informational and analytical requests for the external audit.
  • Ensure that complex commercial transactions respect and are aligned with the appropriate IFRS accounting policies and technical accounting position papers.
  • Execute the accounting close cycle, including updating/editing and communicating the accounting close calendar to key internal stakeholders, assisting in preparing new accounting policies and procedures and updating existing procedures.
  • Prepare the statement of cash flows and variance analysis with explanations for the movement period over period, etc.
  • Prepare P&L analysis including financial ratios, variance analysis with explanations, etc.
  • Coordinate information requests from other internal teams and ensure response is provided in a timely fashion.
  • Action other responsibilities as assigned, including projects or initiatives to ensure successful delivery on General Accounting and Reporting objectives.

Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Professional designation (i.e. CPA)
  • Minimum of 7 years of related business experience
  • Experienced and demonstrated success in technical accounting and financial reporting, with expert knowledge in IFRS.
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical thinking capabilities.
  • Excellent communications skills – both verbal and written to present complex financial data and position papers in an organized, concise manner.
  • Team player, with strong work ethic and organizational skills to work independently as well.
  • Strong background in business processes and internal controls.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve and analyze complex accounting issues.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.
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