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We work a 37.5 hour work week and we are proud to offer work from home opportunities once you have demonstrated knowledge and the required skills.
Our team is growing and we are actively looking to hire Manager, Financial Reporting to join our team.
The Manager, Financial Reporting is accountable for developing, implementing, and managing the Financial Reporting function to support the achievement of ACG’s short and long term Mission, Vision, and Strategic objectives. The Manager, Financial Reporting is accountable for:
Overseeing the accounting staff, infrastructure, processes, and reporting functions
Ensuring that the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, as well as regulatory filings, are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
Providing pertinent information to Senior Management and the Leadership Team to make informed and relevant business decisions.
Applying expertise as a key contributor to cross-functional projects as well as a valuable resource to other business partners.
Researching and implementing new accounting standards applicable and training staff
Participating in business initiatives that require accounting expertise
Provide input and direction to the Finance team strategic and tactical plans
Ensure understanding of ACG business plans and direction
Contribute relevant information from a reporting perspective to cross-functional strategic discussions
Manage, Lead, and Develop the Reporting Team
Provide support and direction to the team and manage the timeliness, integrity and accuracy of the month-end close process including the reviewing of journal entries, account reconciliations, trending, analysis and consolidated/non-consolidated financial statements for various legal entities within ACG
Review the month-end/quarter-end/year-end financial reporting packages, Minimum Capital Threshold (MCT) calculations, financial reports, and other deliverables, summarizing results for the Leadership Team
Responsible for the coordination, review and support for the financial reporting disclosures for the timely filing of accurate consolidated/non-consolidated statutory financial statements with note disclosures and other regulatory filings, working as a resource to business partners
Collaborate with cross-functional teams for the year-end reporting schedule
Actively participate in meetings with the Financial Controller, the CFO, and the Accounting group from head office
Monitor and research new/amended International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) requirements to advise on new accounting treatments and to ensure compliance with IFRS and reviews reconciliations of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) differences; manage IFRS analysis program for team
Recommend and implement improvements to reporting processes and controls while maintaining the SOX environment
Apply expertise as a key contributor to cross-functional projects as well as a valuable resource to other business partners
Work with business partners (internal and external) to effectively communicate information for the audits, regular reporting requirements, and various cross-functional projects
Take the lead on functional and cross-functional teams/ projects
Act as an advisory role from an accounting, reporting and operations perspective.
Financial Information Controls
Ensure effective and meaningful controls are in place, protecting the integrity of the financial information being reported to various stakeholders
Responsible for implementing, assessing, reviewing, and adhering to Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls owned by the reporting area
Successfully prioritize and manage multiple request, medium to large size projects, and activities
Qualifications & Experience
Professional accounting designation (e.g. CA, CGA, CMA, CPA) is required
University degree majoring in accounting/business
5 plus years of relevant financial reporting/Financial Reporting experience (preferably within the financial services or insurance industry)
At least 2 years’ experience at a management level, supervising a team of new and seasoned staff
Advanced accounting knowledge of both IFRS and US GAAP
Strong reporting knowledge
Exceptional leadership and problem solving skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively manage key business relationships both internally and externally
Advanced analytical skills with an ability to focus on the details
Knowledge of pertinent insurance regulations
Strong project management skills
Excellent research skills and attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
Experience with System Application (SAP), or similar accounting software
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