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 General Accountant
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Accounting
Years Experience: 1-2 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: March 09, 2018
Job Location:
900-181 University ave.
Toronto, ON

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Job Description

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, the General Accountant is responsible for supporting the day to day accounting functions of the business with a specific focus on Financial Reporting and Operating Spend analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

Month-end Reporting:

  • Support the month end process, work with the Accounting, Manager to manage the effective and timely delivery of monthly reporting requirements
  • Complete the entry of all corporate reporting such as month-end accruals, prepaid expenses, and bank transactions, inter company transactions
  • Prepare and analyze balance sheet account reconciliations; specifically Bank reconciliations (CAD and foreign currency accounts), Accrued Liabilities, Prepaid accounts and other accounts
  • Entry of fixed assets into the fixed asset system. Prepare reporting for review. Own and maintain the Fixed Assets system. Responsible for providing monthly reporting and analysis

Daily Operational Support:

  • Liaise with accounts payable and accounts receivable as necessary to provide GL accounts for posting of invoices and deposits
  • Provide Retail Finance Team support in reconciling the store bank accounts
  • Assists with cash management process, supporting the business units with any banking queries
  • Complete various Statistic’s Canada reporting
  • Proactively recommend changes to processes and procedures to ensure efficient flow of information and resolution of issues to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Prepare and submit annual budgets and forecasts for Finance, HR, and IT departments
  • Prepare monthly operating reports analysis (Actual vs. budget or forecast) and provide insights into spend
  • Contributing to ad hoc projects as assigned


  • Currently designated or working towards a CPA designation
  • Experience with generally accepted accounting principles and procedures
  • Possesses strong technical accounting skills with a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • 1-3 years financial experience specifically in corporate financial reporting and General Accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to support strong interpersonal skills, enabling successful collaboration with a cross-section of teams
  • Pro-active self-starter, who takes a high level of ownership in their work
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced skills in Excel
  • Experience with Cognos and JDE an asset

We thank all those who have applied however, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Lindt is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request. Please contact our Human Resources department for more information.


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