Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

Senior Corporate Accountant

CA-ON-Ottawa
Job ID
2017-1928
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Colliers Project Leaders Accounting Team has an immediate opening for a Senior Accountant to join our team in Ottawa.

 

 Does working in collaborative and fast paced team environment describe your ideal job?

 

The Senior Accountant position requires superior skills, knowledge and experience.  As a Senior Accountant, you must be have a minimum of 7 years accountant (or senior accountant) experience in a medium-sized or larger-sized enterprise and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. This is a hands-on, roll-up the sleeves type role.

 

The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting with developing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization

 

 

Who We Are

At Colliers Project Leaders, we are building and infrastructure projects leaders. Our Get it Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing -- so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success.

 

With over 550 employees throughout Canada and the Middle East, Colliers Project Leaders offers a multi-cultural, multi-generational work environment where we cultivate excellence, develop leaders and deliver on client vision. Colliers Project Leaders is part of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIGI), an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 16,000 skilled professionals operating in 66 countries.

Responsibilities

What you’ll get to do as Senior Accountant at Colliers Project Leaders:

 

  • Assist with developing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization
  • Maintain the company's system of accounts and keep books and records on all company transactions and assets
  • Prepare reports that outline the company's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations
  • Assist Accounting Manager to institute and maintain planning and control procedures (including internal control system), and analyze and report variances
  • Ensure corporate accounting functions are completed on a timely basis
  • Furnish internal reports, revise and update reports to be more useful and efficient
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures including developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure account analysis on all general ledger accounts completed on a timely basis

Qualifications

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business or Accounting
  • Professional Accounting Designation
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in an Accountant role in a fast paced, high pressure accounting environment
  • Highly motivated and determined to develop professionally
  • Strong analytical and executional skills to problem-solve and decision make
  • Will have reviewed and evaluated the impact of new accounting pronouncements and legislative developments on quarterly and annual reporting and related disclosures
  • Will have reviewed and recommended modifications to accounting systems and procedures including developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Exposure of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is beneficial
  • A high level of competency with respect to financial management
  • In-depth knowledge of project cost accounting
  • Good understanding of revenue recognition in a project management and fee for service environment
  • Strong knowledge of the following computer applications: Microsoft Windows 7, MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel, MS Power Point

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