Accounting Supervisor

Industry: Automotive Tires; Distribution and Warehousing; Wholesale Import and Export

Location: Brampton, Ontario

Contract: Until January 2, 2020 with Possibility of Extension

As one of the world’s leading tire companies, Maxxis delivers high-quality tire products to customers in 180 countries. Founded in 1998, Maxxis Canada, one of the Maxxis’ worldwide distribution centres, has been enjoying steady growth of market shares and consequent expansion of operations. Our major clients are from the North American auto industry and tire wholesalers throughout Canada. Being proud of our products and our people, Maxxis employees are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance by operating according to T.I.R.E.S.: Teamwork, Integrity, Responsibility, Enthusiasm and Service.

Reporting to the Treasurer, The Accounting Supervisor is responsible for managing the accounting team and the following functions: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial reporting and analysis. This includes daily management and oversight of the group’s activities; closing the month end and year end books, coaching and mentoring the team; and building/maintaining partnerships with our internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage all corporate accounting functions ensuring transactions are processed on a timely basis and are in compliance with corporate and accounting policy, accounting standards and statutory legislations
  • Oversee the execution of the monthly accounting cycle from start to finish
  • Review approvals, investigate late invoices and issues
  • Review and post all transactions to the General Ledger
  • Prepare monthly financial report package, summaries, and other cost-benefit analyses and financial management reports
  • Conduct general leger accounts reconciliation and variance analysis, reconcile and resolve discrepancies between general ledger and sub ledger, identify and resolve transactional accounting discrepancies • Prepare the year-end working paper package for external auditors
  • Perform monthly CAD & USD cash forecasting
  • Responsible for fixed and prepaid assets management
  • Prepare or co-ordinate the preparation monthly government remittances and statutory reporting and annual return
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to the team. Train and develop staff. Build and maintain a positive, results oriented team environment
  • Work collaboratively with all areas of the organization and build and maintain effective partnerships with each area. Provide advice on policies and guidelines
  • Assist with systems implementation and/or improvements
  • Analyze freight and duty costs. Determine freight and duty cost discrepancies
  • Review cheque payments and remedy invoicing discrepancies
  • Review government importing and exporting prices
  • Prepare financial information for clients
  • Analyze trial balance and financial statements

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in commerce/business, CPA an asset, but not required
  • 2-3 years’ experience in comparable role
  • In-depth knowledge of ASPE
  • Understanding of Canadian sales tax, including inter-provincial sales
  • Advanced skills and working experience with Sage 300 and Excel
  • Able to lead, coach, mentor and motivate productive work teams
  • Strong, effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Attention to detail; tight deadlines, ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Adept to change and constant improvement
  • Experienced with US/CA customs is an asset
  • TIRES - Teamwork, Integrity, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Service

Required Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field 2
  • 2-3 years of experience in a comparable role

Preferred Education and Experience

  • CPA an asset

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • 2 to 3 full time positions

Work Environment

  • Workplace is a distribution centre consisting of office and warehouse environments, with variable noise, temperature, and odor (rubber) levels Fast-paced paced environment; work under pressure
  • Workplace is a distribution centre consisting of office and warehouse environments, with variable noise, temperature, and odor (rubber) levels.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers

How to Apply

  • Email cover letter and resume to
  • Please quote job title (Accounting Supervisor) in Subject line
  • No follow-up calls, please; successful candidates will be contacted by phone or email

Maxxis provides equal opportunities to all applicants. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only candidates selected for the interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact us by email at