Assistant Controller (Term)

  • Location:
    Saskatoon
  • Department:
    Accounting
  • Posting ID:
    S1721
  • Position type:
    Term

SUMMARY
Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller is responsible for assisting with the company’s financial systems, internal controls and all aspects of financial reporting both internal and external. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of new or enhanced financial processes; ensuring systems, processes and procedures incorporate strong internal controls to improve Saskatchewan Blue Cross’ ability to meet customer needs and support overall organizational business needs. They will provide leadership and direction to the Accounting team.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist in monthly financial reporting and analysis, including the preparation of financial statements
- Analyze financial and business processes, make recommendations and implement automated solutions to improve efficiency and controls
- Assist management by providing guidance to the team and acting as a key resource on projects
- Ensure that data integrity, internal controls and audit trails are maintained throughout all systems and processes
- Support change management through the preparation and execution of end user training and systems implementation activities
- Ensure continuous and timely communication with respect to decisions, changes and other relevant information that affects business applications
- Directs and leads the Accounting team by defining objectives, establishing work priorities and implementing financial administrative policies
- Identifies staff training needs and assures proper training and development of Accounting team
- Provide leadership, mentoring and performance feedback and support to the team
- Perform additional related projects and duties as assigned, including, but not limited to:
       -  Review and document key internal controls
       - Analysis of new accounting standards
       - Review and update accounting policies and procedures
- Participate on committees as required

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Commerce with a professional accounting designation (CPA) and several years of finance and/or accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Working knowledge of IFRS
- Ability to integrate IFRS and internal control knowledge into new systems and day to day procedures
- Strong interest and working knowledge of/experience with financial systems
- Knowledge of MS Dynamics GP, and the use of computer based reporting tools (SSRS, SQL, Excel, Access) to generate end-user reports would be an asset
- Experience and knowledge of the Insurance Industry or benefit products and services would be considered assets
- Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Keen interest in process simplification and improvement
-  Strong analytical skills, including the ability to gather and analyze information with attention to detail
- Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with initiative to follow up on items or determine appropriate steps for timely resolution
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks
- Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships
- Ability to lead and develop employees and foster an engaging work environment
- Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
- Ability to communicate both clearly and concisely in verbal and/or written format
-The successful candidate may be required to undergo a background check
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on an unrestricted basis.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are motivated to learn, enjoy working as part of a team and are looking for an opportunity to be part of a progressive, growing company, submit your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, January 2, 2018, quoting Posting ID S1721.  

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