Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting
Calgary, AB, Canada
Reporting to the Corporate Controller the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting leads a team responsible for the accounting and presentation of numerous financial reports to various stakeholders within the organization as well as parties external to UFA. This individual contributes to corporate operations by coordinating the financial activities of the various divisions within UFA to ensure appropriate internal controls and financial integrity. As a key leader, they will act as a functional expert, collaborate with cross-functional teams, drive process improvements, enhance financial systems, and contribute to the overall financial health of the organization. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Manage the periodic close and financial reporting process for UFA, including preparation of the monthly reporting package and the annual financial statements.
Direct financial analysis, insights, and recommendations that support decision making for operations, senior management, the Audit Committee and/or the Board of Directors. Provide accounting expertise, maintain accounting policies, and ensure compliance with accounting standards. Stay abreast of industry trends, accounting regulations and best practices. Lead external audit from planning to issuance of opinion.
Coordinate the effective delivery of supporting documentation across departments and divisions. Support internal auditors in various projects including the assessment of internal controls. Oversee reporting systems, financial master data, the reconciliation of financial reports to source data and validation of transactional integrity to ensure accurate representation of financial information. Drive process improvements to enhance accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of financial reporting.
Engage leaders across functional departments to understand desired outcomes, ensure processes and systems capture required data and leverage technology solutions to optimize resources. Play a key role in all IT system or process changes that impact finance with financial expertise and leadership from planning through execution. Guide finance stakeholders and resources to achieve strategic and financial goals while maintaining business objectives and mitigating organization risks. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: University degree in accounting, finance, or business.
Professional Accounting Designation: CPA (CA, CMA, or CGA). 15 years of accounting experience in medium to large organizations with progressively more challenging roles and responsibilities. 10 years post designation experience. 10 years management experience leading a team with professionals. Demonstrated effectiveness managing a team i.e. mentor, engage, train, and motivate staff. Strong knowledge of end-to-end business processes and the supporting systems that drive ledger postings. Comprehensive understanding of financial and master data within an ERP (SAP/D365) and relationship through reporting infrastructure (Power BI).
Thorough understanding and experience of Canadian ASPE and IFRS. Ability to provide professional guidance in forecasting and budgeting. Strong business planning and analytical skills including process mapping and improvement. Experience in auditing business processes and successfully implementing recommendations.
Advanced working knowledge of MS-Office and related PC skills. Strong leadership and communication skills with ability to motivate and influence. Self-motivated individual who is committed to continuous self-development in the areas of finance, internal controls, information systems and process management. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
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