Financial Accountant

Position ID
 
J0118-0137
Competition No.
 
18-01
Job Title
 
Financial Accountant
Job Type
 
Permanent, Full-time
Open Positions
 
1
Job Location
 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted
 
January 9, 2018
Closing Date
 
January 23, 2018



Job Summary:

The Financial Accountant is responsible for a variety of accounting functions relating to financial statement preparation, administration of the financial system and preparation of reports for management.

Job Duties:

Prepares monthly financial statements, including Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, Statement of Comprehensive Income, Statement of Funds, Statement of Cash Flows and supporting documents including future cost schedules.

Performs a variety of accounting functions, including the reconciliation of general ledger accounts, allocation of interest and pension surplus/deficits, recording of revenue and bank reconciliations.

Maintains the internal accounting policy manual and performs research of changes in accounting practices via International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Ensures integrity between the WCB subsystems (Emerge and Optimal) and the financial system (Lawson) which requires an in-depth knowledge of the subsystem's functionality.

Liaises with bank representatives and the third party credit card provider to resolve payment discrepancies.

Manages month end processes in the financial system.

Assists with the preparation of the financial statements for the annual report along with year end working papers and liaises with the external auditors.

Performs research on other WCBs policies and practices as required.

Supports or leads projects impacting Finance and/or the financial system.

Pursues professional and personal development through continuing education and training, literature reviews, workshops, seminars, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Actively pursuing the final stages of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) accounting designation

Minimum of three (3) years of full cycle accounting experience, including report preparation and analysis, general ledger entry and complex reconciliations

Current knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Advanced proficiency in the use of a personal computer and software in a Windows environment, including MSWord, Excel and financial accounting software

Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations

Effective analytical, research and problem solving skills

Strong decision making skills

Ability to perform detailed, accurate work

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including the ability to write clear and concise reports to communicate complex information in plain language

Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Ability to communicate proficiently in both official languages (English & French) is an asset.

Additional Information:

A satisfactory criminal record check and verification of education will be required for the successful candidate.

The WCB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce with equitable representation of Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ persons and members of other equity-seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter or resumé if they are a member of these groups.

The compensation for this position is currently under review, subject to the outcome of the Joint Job Evaluation process.

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About WCB:
The Workers Compensation Board promotes safety and health in Manitoba workplaces and aims to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and disease. Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship.

WCBdoes encompasses what it means to work at the WCB. The WCB is proud to have employee benefits and programs that support financial and personal security, foster health and well-being, encourage involvement and support growth as an individual and member of the WCB community. The four categories of WCBdoes include: Security, Wellness, Engagement and Growth.