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Senior Accountant/Assistant Controller


Job type
$54 - $58 Per Hour

• CPA, Bachelors of Technology in Accounting
• 10+ years of progressive accounting experience
• Accounting experience includes: full cycle financial reporting, project accounting,
cost analysis, variance analysis, and government taxes, GST, WCB, payroll and other remittances.
• Additional relevant experience includes: Prepared daily, weekly and monthly production reports while adhering to company standard cost system and policies, inventory costing and monthly margin analysis
• Over 5 years of experience managing teams
• Proficient with Microsoft office, Great Plains, ACCPAC/Sage 300, AS400, MXP
We enjoyed meeting this candidate. They were energetic, positive and a good communicator. This candidate enjoys a team environment and working with others. They have experience in a prior role transitioning into software systems as well as complex cost analysis for different projects. This candidate really enjoys problem solving and prides themselves in being very detail oriented.
Reasons for seeking new position
Previous contract has ended and looking for their next contract opportunity.

CPA, CGA Designation - CPA Association of BC, Vancouver, BC - 2017
Bachelor of Technology in Accounting - Burnaby, BC - 2014
Diploma of Technology in Accounting - Burnaby, BC - 2000

Work Experience

Accountant – Dental Company Aug 2017 – Feb 2018

• Prepared monthly rent schedule for payment; processed rent rolls & payment collection from tenants
• Processed and reconciled tenant improvement allowances, deposits, depreciation etc.
• Prepared and reconciled Common Areas (CAM) reconciliations - both as tenant and landlord
• Prepared monthly financial statements and full analysis with prior period comparisons
• Assisted with year-end preparation of audit working papers
• Reviewed lease documents prior to obtaining management signatures
• Verified tenants adhere to lease language
• Prepared year-end working papers

Accountant – Entertainment Industry March 2016 – Jul 2017

• Maintained fix asset capitalization and amortization schedule for all gaming sites in BC and Alberta - 14 locations
• Reconciled all balance sheet accounts and compiled the month end accounting binder which records all transactions in the corporate accounting department
• Performed all the inter-company accounting and month end reconciliation of the accounts for all 14 locations
• Maintained all balanced sheet schedules for the corporate accounting group
• Participated in other new software projects such as new PO processing software being implemented
• Assisted with any other project as requested by management or other departments
• Performed Canadian and USD bank reconciliations

Accountant – Equipment Supplier Dec 2012 – Feb 2016

• Performed full cycle accounting for a small construction company
• Kept track of revenues and direct costs incurred by each job and calculated gross margins on every project
• Ensured invoices comply with original purchase orders and correctly allocate costs to designated jobs
• Billed customers on a percentage of completion basis and kept track of holdbacks, rebates, and discounts
• Performed payroll for all employees, tracked labor hours and ensured employees are compliant with safety procedures
• Remitted government taxes, GST, WCB, payroll and other remittances
• Completed working papers for annual review engagement

Cost Accountant – Food & Beverage Company Jul 2012 – Jan 2013
(Temporary Contract Position)

• Prepared daily, weekly and monthly production reports while adhering to company standard cost system and policies
• Provided operational support to production managers and senior management on a monthly basis
• Provided production yield, utility usage, and labour reports for the month end accounting package.
• Supported the plant management in the analysis of variances between actual costs occurring at the plant and standard costs

Assistant Controller – Sports Retailer Aug 2009 – Jul 2012

• prepared financial statements for four companies
• Prepared all Accounting working papers for year-end audits
• Performed annual year-end Inventory count reconciliation
• Prepared and reconciled Investment schedules
• Did all Intercompany reconciliations
• Performed daily Inventory Costing and adjustments
• Performed monthly Cost variance analysis
• Calculated and remitted monthly Corporate tax, HST, and European VAT
• Assisted with Annual budgeting and monthly analysis
• Performed daily banking and cash flow forecasting
• Bought and sold Banker’s Acceptance notes to ensure smooth cash flows and lower interest costs
• Documented Accounting procedures in the whole Accounting department

Accounting Clerk - RetailerOct 2006 – Feb 2009
(Long term Contract)

• Reconciled Point of Sales with bank deposits for 78 retail outlets across Canada
• Prepared Bank reconciliations, and did cash flow management
• Provided Management reports using Accounting and Financial information from Oracle and AS400 databases Reports included:
o Daily Revenue analysis: compared Sales with standard costs for Margin analysis
o Weekly financial performance report
o Monthly Return on Sales (ROS) report
o Monthly Operating summary report
o Monthly Mis-tint cost analysis (Unique to paint Industry)
o Calculated and remitted monthly GST and PST returns for all jurisdictions across Canada
• Administrated Operating leases

Controller – Manufacturing Company Nov 2001 – Dec 2005

• Upgraded organizational software from ACCPAC DOS to ACCPAC Windows 4.2A effectively streamlining all bookkeeping processes
• Refined full cycle accounts payables, accounts receivables and all other accounting procedures on an ongoing basis allowing for faster and more efficient document processing
• Refined and implemented new procedures allowing for proper internal controls
• Prepared annual reports for auditors, including preparation of working papers for all Balance sheet accounts including Capital Leases
• Prepared annual budgets for financial institutions in order to secure line of credit
• Prepared monthly financial statements, breakeven analysis, variance analysis, bi-weekly cash flow statements and reconciled multi-currency banks on a semi–monthly basis
• Maintained all Balance sheet schedules
• Paid all government remittances including GST, WCB, PST, and license fees
• Managed duties of my personal assistant towards contributing to organizational objectives and meeting deadlines