Manager, Financial Accounting

Manager, Financial Accounting

 

Join Livingston and grow your career in the constantly changing world of international trade. Livingston is a market leader offering customs brokerage, international trade consulting, compliance and freight forwarding services around the world.  Livingston has over 3,000 employees at more than 90 key border crossings, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment offers you the opportunity to work with leaders in the industry, receive recognition for achievements and develop your expertise in the complex and evolving world of trade. Learn how you can make an impact at Livingston.

 

Job Type: Full Time 

 

Location: ON Toronto - CN030 

JOB SUMMARY

The Manager, Financial Accounting is a key member of the finance organization and manages the monthly financial close process, continuous improvement initiatives, oversees and comples with emerging standards and regulatory requirements, assists in timely preparation of external financial statements, quarterly reporting deliverables, technical accounting memos, ad-hoc projects and the training and developing of staff.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including the review of journal entries and reconciliations, balance sheet analytics, assist in the review of results compared to budget and forecast and coordination and collaboration with the FP&A team business leads.
  • Oversee the month-end financial close process continuous improvements project aimed at improving documentation, timeliness and overall quality of the close.
  • Assist in the review of the quarterly financial statements and related quarterly reports and deliverables (Audit Committee schedules / reports) and serve as main point of contact with the external auditors.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues and problems escalated by staff.
  • Recommend and implement policies and procedures to improve or streamline processes in accordance with internal controls.
  • Generate financial schedules to assist the Finance management team with the planning and strategic decision-making process and other finance teams on an ad hoc basis.
  • Liaise with internal and external professional service providers. Respond to inquiries, information and reports, as requested.
  • Lead and/or participate in finance projects, which may include managing the project life cycle and ensuring project goals, timelines and budget are met; or participate as a team member; or guide and support project team members to meet project goals and timelines.
  • Plan and assign tasks to staff. Lead, motivate and mentor team members.
  • Evaluate and complete individual performance evaluations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management. 
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Strong complex technical accounting expertise (US GAAP is an asset but not a requirement).
  • Independent thought leadership - able to work independently, make timely decisions and drive solutions forward under time pressure.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically and implement solutions at the management level.
  • Leadership and communication – excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills, is proactive in identifying issues, seeking solutions and able to build consensus across groups and individuals to implement solutions.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with all levels of employees and management.
  • People management and business partnership – able to identify and resolve issues to implement change and efficiency.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while prioritizing to ensure that deadlines are met.

WORK EXPERIENCE – MINIMUM REQUIRED

5 years of related experience

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance

CERTIFICATIONS DESCRIPTION

COMPETENCIES

Customer First Focus
Inclusion and Collaboration
Agility
Accountability
Leading and Developing

Livingston is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

 

For Canada: Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.