Manager, Corporate Accounting

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Finance, the Manager, Corporate Accounting will provide leadership to the corporate accounting team; coordination of the month-end close process; ownership of the general ledger; maintain internal controls over financial reporting; and ensure that company procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles. The incumbent will also streamline processes to create reliable and timely delivery of accounting information and will play an active role in ERP projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the accounting operations including the review of journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and statutory reporting
  • Compile and analyze monthly statements, quarterly and annual financial statements (internal)
  • Lead a team to complete month-end activities, including balance sheet reconciliation, P&L account analysis, cash flow review
  • Prepare, analyze and present monthly, quarterly and annual operating results for each department
  • Prepare and present financial information for quarterly and annual reports
  • Implementation and management of internal controls with respect to financial policies, processes and procedures, including remediation activities
  • Provide advice and guidance on all accounting matters including financial systems, record keeping, analysis, and reporting
  • Establishes sound accounting practices, ensuring other business systems/modules properly integrated with the general ledger
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities, facilitates meetings to identify root cause & recommends solutions, follows through to ensure recommended solutions are fully implemented
  • Supervises maintenance of company accounting records and systems
  • Assesses staff performance, identifies training needs, provides technical guidance
  • Leads the preparation of client list for the annual audit and quarterly reviews, including preparing working papers
  • Support new systems or project selections and implementation from a strategic finance and internal control perspective

Experience, Education and Designations:

  • University degree in Business/Accounting
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required with Chartered Accountant (CA) focus
  • 5-10+ years of professional accounting experience including public practice and working in publicly traded companies
  • Experience managing accounting staff
  • Strong IFRS technical accounting skills as evidenced by excellent research and documentation skills supporting accounting positions
  • Strong experience with internal controls

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Accounting designation and evidence of strong technical accounting skills
  • Good understanding of IFRS
  • Experience with Microsoft A/X
  • Public company experience
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing and/or retail environment
  • Multi-jurisdictional accounting functions and multi-currency experience an asset
  • Cross-functional understanding of vertically integrated global business issues
  • Attention to detail with an interest in the big picture
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement accomplishments
  • Experience transforming accounting team from private to public
  • Strong analytic skills, proactive change management capabilities
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Consistently exhibits Canada Goose's Values, taking pride in being innovative, respectful, passionate, accountable, and entrepreneurial while exhibiting personal commitment

We truly thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Goose Team, but only those candidates considered for an initial interview will be contacted.

Canada Goose Inc. is committed to delivering and improving accessibility in employment for all persons with disabilities. Accommodation is available, upon request, in the application and interview process and in the course of all other methods of selection of employees. Successful candidates for employment will be introduced to and trained in respect of all of Canada Goose Inc.'s human rights, accommodation and accessibility polices.

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