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Financial Accountant

Location
Surrey, BC
Details
Full Time
2 days ago
Financial Accountant

9850 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 4Y3, Canada • Virtual Req #1322

Friday, September 23, 2022

We're searching for a Financial Accountant. Are you searching for new possibilities?

Discover what's possible, with Westland.

The Westland story is all about growth, and that means plenty of possibility for everyone on our team. Every day, Westland proves that building a great business means taking care of communities, clients, and each other with equal commitment. As we continue to open new doors, we're inviting amazing people like you to join us.

As a Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for the timely reporting of acquisition monthly results, as well as obtaining the necessary supporting reports and schedules. In this role, you will be working with a wide spectrum of employees who are in the process of transitioning.

Interested in learning more?

Why you'll love Westland:

  • An open, flexible and welcoming workplace
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow and learn
  • Autonomy to own your own success
  • Total rewards program that takes care of your financial, physical, and mental health
  • Amplifying Communities, a program to support causes that matter most to our employees


Why we'll love You:
  • Education required is CPA level
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience full cycle bookkeeping including bank reconciliations
  • 2-3 years of experience managing a team -assigning work, following up and being accountable for the work of this team
  • Preferred: experience with acquisition accounting and integrations
  • Strong user of MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Experience with medium to large ERP systems
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction and complete tasks independently with little monitoring
  • Customer service disposition with a desire to learn and grow
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • High degree of accuracy and keen attention to detail
  • Good technical, analytical, computer and database skills


Once here, you'll:
  • Performing accounting responsibilities such as but not limited to
    • Preparing adjusting journal entries
    • Assisting in the preparation of working papers
    • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations
    • Recording bank transactions
  • Perform Registry Accounting (if applicable) which include but not limited to
    • Recording bank transactions
    • Recording transactions into Accounting system from daily reports received from branch
    • Prepare monthly account reconciliations with the necessary working papers
    • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
    • Prepare financial statements
  • Prepare and submit sales tax filings for multiple provinces and territories
  • Complete inter-company account reconciliations for multiple companies
  • Responding to queries from our internal and external clients in a timely and professional manner
  • Performing ad-hoc projects in various capacities as needed
  • Review Acquiree's monthly accounting work flows, and stress the importance of achieving the TB reporting to Head Office in the Required 3 business days. This will likely involve your influential skills, as many brokers would not have seen the requirement to report so quickly in the past.
  • Acquirees will come with an expectation that we are experts in integrations and we need to convey ourselves as the face of Westland
  • Apply a firm understanding of the reporting requirements of the accounting team, and of the FPA team to ensure that we are obtaining all the information that they require, and in a fashion that promotes efficiencies with/for those teams, as well as for your team
  • Need to make assessments, and exercise good judgement on how and whom will need to convert information as frequently the acquiree's information will not be presented in the manner required by Westland


We welcome candidates from other provinces to apply!

Want to get to know each other better? Send your resume our way.

You belong here
We strive to be much more than a great place to work. Here, you join a collective of incredibly vibrant, purpose driven, and open-minded people. Every day, Westland proves that building a great business means taking care of communities, clients, and each other with equal commitment. You will be supported and respected for who you are and for the voice you add to the conversation.

At Westland, you will feel the power of community. Westland Insurance Ltd. is an inclusive organization that values diversity in its workforce. We listen, champion equity and diversity, and create safe welcoming spaces where everyone has a voice and is free to be themselves. Westland Insurance Ltd. encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at careers@westlandinsurance.ca
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  • 9850 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 4Y3, Canada
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Banking, Finance and Insurance