Bilingual General Accountant & Financial Reporting

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About WSA

Formed in 2019 through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years of experience in pioneering better solutions to help people with hearing loss. With a passion for impact, our 11.000 employees are committed to achieving our purpose: wonderful sound for all. With brands like Signia, Widex, Audio Service, Rexton and Vibe, and with diverse assets across wholesale, retail, online, managed care and diagnostic solutions, we are active in over 125 markets. Going beyond together, we achieve annual revenues of around EUR 2 billion.

Primary Focus: 

This position is responsible for participating in a variety of accounting activities for WS Audiology Canada with a focus on general accounting, reconciliation, and financial reporting. The ideal candidate must be bilingual in (French & English)

This position provides key support to the Controller. 

Key Responsibilities: 

• Execute general accounting responsibilities including journal entries, account analysis, bank reconciliations, and payroll reconciliations 

• Prepare financial reporting package in accordance with corporate reporting requirements and deadlines 

• Assist with budget preparation and analysis 

• Assist with internal and external audits including preparation of working papers 

• Identify and recommend opportunity to continuously improve financial procedures to maximize efficiency and correct problems 

• Respond quickly and professionally to all external and team member inquiries and requests Financial reporting & Budgets 

• Prepare monthly balance sheet schedules and working papers 

• Prepare and analyze operational reports: Product family report, monthly/quarterly provisions (Inventory, Warranty, Returns, Receivable, and Loans) 

• Review, analyze, and summarize prepayments, accruals and fixed assets 

• Analyze and troubleshoot inventory and cost of goods sold 

• Preparation and support on budget and forecasts 

• Reconcile intercompany accounts 

• Analyze and reconcile assigned general leger accounts in accordance with company policies 

• Input financial results to corporate head office 

• Loans reporting General Accounting: 

• Prepare and post Journal Entries 

• Prepare manual invoices and follow up for payments 

• Reconcile Bank Accounts 

• Update foreign exchange in ERP 

• Ensure integrity of month end close by accruing for goods and services received, in accordance with company policy 

• Prepare monthly GST/HST return 

• Handle expense reports/posting and provide support to employees with the report submissions 

• Manage credit cards (request new, cancel old, declines, update limits etc.) Other 

• Prepare and maintain work instructions for key responsibilities 

• Co-ordinate off site storage and maintain documentations 

• Provide backup support within Finance Department: 

o Issuing customer Statements 

o Post customer payments 

o Unblocking customer accounts and releasing customer orders 

o Processing vendor invoices and payments 

• Perform other related projects or duties as assigned

Key Contacts/Relationships External and Internal: 

• Controller 

• Customers 

• Team members 

• Auditors 

• Management 

• Suppliers

Working Environment: 

• Professional office environment 

• Standard monthly financial reporting cycle 

• Tight timelines around month end reporting and year end audit 

• Consistent attention to detail, including reporting, analysis, documentation and compliance with legislation and policies/procedures

Mental Effort: 

• Moderate stress levels during peak times 

• Tight and conflicting deadlines to complete multiple tasks 

• Constant attention to detail, reading documentation and analysis of information including numbers and tables Physical Effort: 

Working Hours: 

• Standard work hours – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

• Flexible work arrangements (home/office) 

• Potential work demands outside of standard work hours required during peak times such as budget, quarter end and year end 

Education/Professional Development/Work Experience Requirements: 

• Post Secondary Degree in accounting or a related field 

• 5+ years business experience; directly related to job responsibilities as specified 

• Experience with an ERP software or accounting system 

• High level of competency in excel (lookups, sum if(s), pivots, etc.) 

Behavioural Competencies: 

• Results oriented with a commitment to continuous process improvement 

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be resourceful 

• Strong organizational skills 

• Manages multiple priorities and meets deadlines through effective time management

• Well developed analytical skills and strong attention to detail 

• Ability to work independently with minimal daily supervision 

• Strong problem solving skills 

• Strong oral and written communication skills 

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of information 

• Projects a positive and professional image 

• Acts ethically, honestly and with integrity Technical Competencies: 

• Knowledge of the full accounting cycle, accounting principles, procedures and internal controls 

• Understands the value of and invests in continuous learning 

• Working knowledge of financial analysis and reconciliation techniques 

• High level of computer proficiency with Excel (Intermediate ++) and Word

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

We usually respond within two weeks

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Canada Wholesale (Burlington, Ontario)

5041 Mainway
L7L 5H9 Burlington Directions

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