The Director - External Financial Reporting will establish and own the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reporting statements and participates in other key financial decisions with internal stakeholders. This role works closely with the VP Finance to oversee and manage all aspects of external financial reporting processes. This includes accurately preparing financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting standards and regulations. The candidate will also serve as the point person for technical accounting research and application of new accounting pronouncements and be an active contributor to the establishment and compliance with C-SOX policies and procedures.
This is a remote position and can be based out of Toronto, Ottawa or Vermont in the US.
Planning and Organizing
Managing the preparation and publishing of all external financial reports including quarterly earnings releases, and other regulatory filings.
Preparation of supporting schedules (e.g. cash flow statement, disclosure checklists).
Detail / general review of prepared schedules that support each area utilizing reporting systems and Excel.
Assessing reporting requirements for complex transactions including Business Combination.
Proactive identification of accounting & disclosure issues.
Proactive benchmarking of disclosure practices and recommendations to management.
Working with stakeholders to execute procedures.
Preparation of detailed planning, project calendar & meeting agendas.
Creating, reviewing and updating documented desk manual procedures.
Evaluation of impact on reporting of newly adopted and pending Accounting Standards Update.
Prepares and submits financial disclosure statements and other reports and supporting documentation.
Ensures compliance with governmental accounting regulations and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Licensed CPA with 8+ years of accounting & compliance reporting experience
Technically proficient in IFRS, ASC 230, ASC 260, ASC 718 & Regs S-X and S-K as well as strong knowledge of C-SOX compliance requirements.
Proficient with and adaptable to technology tools (eg. ERP systems, Microsoft Word/Excel)
Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to concisely communicate project status and key issues for management attention.
Ability to manage multiple projects and direct allocation of staff time as appropriate to ensure projects are properly prioritized and deadlines are adhered to.
Critical thinker and detail-oriented that thoroughly evaluates all potential accounting implications and solutions associated with a particular issue.
Ability to perform within tight deadlines.
Ability to work globally and cross-functionally to obtain all relevant facts and articulate accounting conclusion reached
Skills & Qualifications
* SOX COmpliance
* ASC 200+