Senior Accountant

Department: Accounting

Reports To: Accounting Supervisor

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

Reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, The Senior Accountant 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; coaching and mentoring the team; and building/maintaining partnerships with our internal and external stakeholders.

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

Location: Brampton, Ontario

Contract: 1 Year with Possibility of Extension (Maternity Leave)

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 Accounting Supervisor, the Senior Accountant position is responsible for posting customer payments and preparing customer invoices. This position has an integral role in ensuring customs guidelines are met by completing the appropriate documents. The Senior Accountant position is responsible for reconciling receivable items on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly financial report package, summaries, and other cost-benefit analyses and financial management reports
  • Monitor payments and Accounts Receivable invoicing; follow up with late payments from customers
  • Responsible for month-end closing and year end closing
  • Prepare the year-end working paper package for external auditors
  • Coordinate the preparation of monthly government remittances, statutory reporting and annual return
  • Prepare monthly sales report; extract customer information report as per management requirements
  • Extrapolate product information such as sales by country report; reconcile past data with accounts and statistics reports
  • Inventory count in the warehouse
  • Process account receivable review report with customer outstanding payments to sales team for follow up action
  • Analyze price changes and process accounts receivable adjustments
  • Understands customs regulations and coordinate information for Canada, United States and non-bonded inventory
  • Reviews invoices, manifests and other supporting documents for conformity to customs and corporate regulations
  • Process inventory closing and reconciliation
  • Manage and record petty cash; close petty cash when required
  • Prepare invoices for customers and cheque deposits
  • 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
  • Related projects and tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experiences

  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive working experience in a similar role
  • Experience with month-end, year-end close process, and financial statement preparation
  • Proficient/advanced skills in excel
  • Minimum 3 years working experience with ERP system, preferably with Sage300
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good technical understanding of GAAP, GAAS and Canadian tax
  • In-depth understanding and working knowledge with Canadian sales tax
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to providing quality client service
  • Solid organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask to ensure tasks are completed on time and to department/organization’s standards
  • T.I.R.E.S.: Teamwork, Integrity, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Service

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Workplace is a distribution centre consisting of office and warehouse environments, with variable noise, temperature, and odor (rubber) levels
  • Required to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers
  • Handle light to heavy items, including lifting, pushing and/or pulling various weights

How to Apply

  • Email cover letter and resume to HR@maxxiscanada.com
  • Please quote job title (Senior Accountant) 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 HR@maxxiscanada.com