Accounting Officer II (Contract)

Atlantic Central is currently accepting applications for the position of Accounting Officer II contract to cover a 16 month maternity leave.

WHO WE ARE:
We are passionate people committed to top notch customer service and partnering with our credit unions across the Atlantic provinces to enable the Atlantic credit union system and the communities they serve to thrive.

We strive to empower and support the growth of our employees in our team environment, and we want YOU to join our team!

WHAT WE DO:
Atlantic Central is the trade association for credit unions in Atlantic Canada, with offices in Halifax, Riverview, and Charlottetown. We provide a range of services, leadership and advocacy at the provincial, regional and national levels. Collectively, the 42 credit unions we support are entrusted to manage $12 billion in mortgages, loans and deposits on behalf of 294,000 Atlantic Canadians.

The company’s operations also integrate those of our subsidiary, League Savings and Mortgage Company (LSM), a federally regulated provider of wholesale banking services to credit unions, with assets under administration in excess of $2 billion.  LSM, a trusted credit union partner for over 50 years, is evolving its business model and is expanding into new markets and expected to experience significant growth over the next several years.

THE POSITION:
In the role of Accounting Officer II, you will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting functions and preparing a variety of accounting reports, statements, communications and analysis relating to the general ledger to assist management in making prudent financial decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Verifying, posting and balancing various business transactions including funds received and disbursed, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Processing accounts payable including verifying accuracy of invoices and resolving discrepancies, obtaining necessary approvals, preparing or coordinating preparation of accounts payable cheques.
  • Maintaining the general ledger including, but not limited to, processing of journal entries into various accounts; daily, monthly and annual adjustments; calculation of prepaid expenses, depreciation, accruals and other items required for an accurate presentation of monthly and annual financial reports.  Completing reconciliation and analyses of various records and registers.
  • Preparing monthly Mortgage under Administration reporting for all pools and reconciles the general ledger to the banking system.
  • Preparing GST/HST Returns and Remittances. Administering income tax installments and remittances and posts general journals related to Annual Income Tax Provisioning.
  • Administering the monthly reporting and cash flow transactions of the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) and Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB) pool transactions including, but not limited to, verifying, posting, and reconciling pool transactions.
  • Completing current account reconciliations and reconciliations for accounts including, but not limited to: Fixed Assets, Accrued Sundry, Prepaid Expenses, and Other Accounts Payable.  Identifying and creating standard working paper processes for accounting.
  • Preparing monthly departmental financial statements (Expense Statement) including variance analysis. Liaising with department leads on any requests they may have regarding their financial performance.
  • Providing data for and/or prepares components of the audited financial statements. Preparing annual audit working papers and assists the external auditors, regulatory auditors, and internal auditors including, but not limited to, compiling requested information and/or source documents and responding to questions.
  • Supporting the planning of and the annual budget processes, including but not limited to, building templates, compiling information, and conducting follow up.
  • Participating in process improvement projects that aim to streamline workflow, including but not limited to, testing new and changed systems and/or processes and participating in the implementation of new/changed systems/processes.
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for the incumbent’s job.
  • Acting as primary back-up to the Supervisor, Accounting Services as required, and serving as a technical advisor to them.
  • Assisting, and backing up other members of the Accounting team and training team members as required.

LOCATION:
This position will be based in our Halifax office but offers the ability to work remotely as required.

TO JOIN OUR TEAM:
As the ideal candidate you will have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in Accounting plus have three to five years related experience and/or training in an accounting environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Completion of a professional accounting designation will be considered an asset.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and pride yourself on your attention to detail, analytical, and problem solving skills.  Numbers are your thing, you have demonstrated ability analyzing financial data, statements and working in year-end accounting cycles.  You understand change happens and manage effectively through it with an aptitude for planning and organization.  You are a strong communicator with a knack for working effectively and interacting within a team and with diverse stakeholder groups.

COMPENSATION:
This is a 16 month term position and is rated a Salary Level CU-6 ($58,593-$68,933).  Atlantic Central offers a competitive benefits package as well as the opportunity to participate in the Performance Sharing Incentive Plan.

Applications will close on January 21, 2022.

If this sounds like you, please forward your résumé and salary expectations in MS Word or PDF format in confidence, to jobs@aclsm.ca.

​​​​​​​Atlantic Central and League Savings and Mortgage believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of protecting us, our friends, our families and communities from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. With this in mind, we require all our employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to the Company’s duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means having the full series of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or applicable provincial health authority, and at least 14 days have passed since the last dose of the full series was received.