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Covenant Health Alberta Senior Corporate Accountant Temporary in Edmonton, AB

Covenant Health Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Position:
Senior Corporate Accountant
Location:
Edmonton, AB

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Compliance and Accounts Payable and in keeping with Covenant Health’s Mission and Values, the Senior Corporate Accountant is…

Covenant Health is seeking a Senior Corporate Accountant in our Accounts Payable Department for a one (1) year term.

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Manager, Financial Compliance and Accounts Payable and in keeping with Covenant Health’s Mission and Values, the Senior Corporate Accountant is responsible for performing highly complex and multidimensional duties related to the interpretation of financial and/or accounting reports for Covenant Health in accordance with Covenant Health policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations. The Senior Corporate Accountant will be responsible for preparation and review of financial reports and will be in direct contact with external auditors, internal auditors and numerous stakeholders throughout the organization. This position has increased responsibility, as well as coaching and indirect supervision of other department staff.

DUTIES:
– Co-ordinates and/or leads certain month-end activities and requirements including review of year end working papers for use by external auditors.
– Prepare and/or review monthly internal financial reports or reconciliations for reporting to management. Provide variance explanations for significant variances.
– Ability to plan workflow for self as well as related work performed by Program Assistant(s) to ensure all internal and external reporting deadlines are met.
– Review and approval of monthly and annual account reconciliations for specific balance sheet accounts.
– Approve and post monthly journal entries ensuring compliance with finance policies and GAAP.
– Review, approve and post the import and reconciliation of various sub-systems into the general ledger.
– Investigation and facilitation of effective resolution of concerns regarding financial information.
– Quality assurance in balancing and ensuring reasonability of data being posted to general ledger.
– Review various financial information including, but not limited to VISA statements, journal entries, physician payments, expense claims for accuracy and compliance with Covenant Health Policies and Procedures.
– Communicating with various internal and external stakeholders regarding compliance or expense related matters.
– Review various financial information including, but not limited to VISA statements, journal entries, physician payments, expense claims for accuracy and compliance with Covenant Health Policies and Procedures.
– Communicating with various internal and external stakeholders regarding compliance or expense related matters.
– Analysis, recommendation and implementation of process improvements related to finance tasks and responsibilities.
– Application of accounting concepts and principles to improve data quality in the general ledger.
– Assists Manager, Financial Compliance and Accounts Payable with other projects such as, but not limited to policy updates, Audit and Finance Committee reporting and special requests.
– Interprets finance based policies and procedures for other staff across the organization where required.

Qualifications:

FORMAL EDUCATION:
– Post-secondary university degree (Commerce/Business) with a major in Accounting required.
– Accounting designation CA/CMA/CGA is required.

EXPERIENCE:
– Minimum 3-5 years of experience at progressive levels of responsibility in an accounting/finance environment.
– Experience in account reconciliation, financial statement preparation and presentation required.
– Experience in year-end audit file preparation preferred.
– Experience in large not-for profit environment desired.
– Experience in health care sector desired.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
– Must have the ability to plan workflow to ensure defined deadlines are met and refine if deadlines are shifted.
– Must have the ability to work with minimal direction and be a self-starter.
– Strong knowledge of accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations (ASNPO) required.
– Thorough working knowledge of computer software applications including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) required.
– A willingness and ability to acquire additional software skills as required.
– Must have a strong understanding of financial statements, and the integration of financial data from various sub systems.
– Ability to handle inquiries and assignments with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality required.
– Attention to detail, as well as excellent interpersonal and organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills required.
– Knowledge of full cycle accounting and strong account reconciliation skills required.
– Work within a team-oriented approach to tasks, and ability to respond and communicate with all levels of staff required.
– Must possess a high degree of initiative, judgement and decision making capabilities.
– Ability to distinguish independent decisions from decisions that should be referred upward is essential.
– Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all sensitive information required.
– Knowledge of ORACLE financial system desired.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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