IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Finance

Bison Fire Protection is a twenty-year-old, full-service fire protection company incorporated and headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Bison installs, inspects and services best-in-class equipment in suppression, alarm, and sprinkler systems, backed by a fully certified team of technicians.  Bison is one of the largest regional providers of fire protection services in its trade area, servicing customers across all of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  The company is well positioned as a foundation for future growth – both organically and through acquisition. 

Bison Fire Protection currently requires an experienced Senior Accountant to bring proven skills, enhancing our growth trajectory. Under the direction of the Director of Finance, this role is responsible for full cycle financial accounting, integrity and accuracy of company financial data, timely financial reporting, supporting operational budgets for all divisions and regional offices, as well as supporting for the preparation of year-end working papers.  The Senior Accountant is to ensure that year-end and monthly adjustments and reconciliations are completed in the internal company accounting records to coincide with externally prepared Review Engagement Financial Statements.

TOP DAILY PRIORITIES

  • Reconcile bank account daily.
  • Performance of all accounting activities; ensure all paperwork is flowing properly and in a time-sensitive manner.
  • Proactively monitor and process daily customer billings, monthly customer statements, accounts receivable collection activities and bank deposits.
  • Monitor and process vendor payables, purchase orders, inventory, credit cards, fleet cards, etc.
  • Meet internal and external financial reporting and work performance deadlines.
  • Support and process (on an as-needed basis) weekly union and regular payroll; collect timesheets, review for errors, omissions and discrepancies and troubleshoot issues with appropriate supervisors.
  • Resolve any urgent issues as they arise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with owner and management to facilitate efficient and effective accounting processes.
  • Ensure financial processes are operating efficiently.
  • Prepare regular reporting, including variance analysis, dashboard and other KPI’s.
  • Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly, and annual government filings.
  • Support the annual budget and forecasts, using tools to ensure we are on track.
  • Evaluate, implement, and streamline current practices and procedures.
  • Support for month-end and year-end close of income statements, balance sheets, account reconciliations and GL analysis.
  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong technical accounting & finance knowledge.
  • Exceptional cost accounting and financial analysis capabilities.
  • Ability to support all accounting tasks, simple to complex, including special projects to verify data integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated with a results-oriented approach.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong technical accounting & finance knowledge.
  • Exceptional cost accounting and financial analysis capabilities.
  • Ability to support all accounting tasks, simple to complex, including special projects to verify data integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated with a results-oriented approach.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Accountability, strong prioritization skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Creative and critical thinker, highly motivated, with the ability to adapt to challenges.

Resumes can be sent to cbrick@bisonfire.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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