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Senior Accountant

Job opportunity - We are looking for a Senior Accountant responsible for the timely and accurate day-to-day accounting requirements of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and our multiple divisions and departments. This candidate must be detail oriented and analytical, providing important business intelligence for proactive decision making within the accounting team.


• Responsible for the timely and accurate full-cycle accounting of CCA and arms-length associated organizations maintaining compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
• Develop and maintain up to date accounting files and records including fixed asset depreciation schedules
• Record all business transactions’ adjustments and balance sheet reconciliations
• Prepare month end accrual, deferral and adjusting journal entries as required
• Monitor and analyze accounting data, prepare monthly financial statements and various reports as needed
• Contribute to yearly budgeting and monthly forecasting of income statements and cash flows
• Complete and submit Goods and Services (GST) returns on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis
• Complete and process payroll on a biweekly basis and generate payroll reports (T4, ROE, WCB) as needed
• Coordinate the audit process and reviews with Auditors
• Ad hoc financial analysis
• Other duties as requested

Operational Excellence

• Contribute to improving and automating processes to enhance financial operational efficiency
• Update job knowledge by remaining aware of new and revised regulatory compliance such as payroll and tax laws

Experience and Qualifications

You’re a perfect fit with CCA if you have a great sense of humour, and perhaps a few other skills including;
• 5 + years of full cycle accounting experience
• BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance. CPA qualification is an asset
• Experience using QuickBooks Desktop
• Strong computer skills (Excel a must)
• Prior payroll experience is essential
• Strong analytical, accounting, and financial reporting skills
• Strong organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
• Able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
• Experience with government granting processes and financial reporting
• Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Working conditions

Location: Calgary office
Status: Full-time
Office hours: Regular business hours, Monday through Friday
Travel: Minimal travel
Compensation: CCA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible working conditions conducive to the performance requirements
Physical requirements: Minimal physical requirements
Direct reports: No direct reports
Report to: General Manager

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
David Moss, General Manager
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
180, 6815-8th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

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