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At CWB, we strive to build value for the people who choose us every day: our people, our clients and our investors. We do this by:
• Putting people first and building relationships with intention
• Seeking out and embracing new ideas
• Believing that how we do things is as important as what we do

Role Specifications

Everyday Flexibility. Hybrid Work Environments With Onsite Requirements.

Flexible work location: Open to all offices across Canada, with a preference for Edmonton, AB.

The opportunity

The primary focus of this role is to assist with the preparation of the quarterly and annual CWB Group consolidated financial documents and disclosures. This role will also support and complete Finance-related projects involving sophisticated transactions and business initiatives within the confines of IFRS and other regulatory reporting frameworks. The Sr Accountant collaborates closely with internal and external advisors to ensure satisfaction of business needs and compliance with... reporting requirements.

The day to day…

External Financial Statements & Disclosures
• Contribute to the preparation of the quarterly and annual publicly issued consolidated financial statements, including the financial statement note disclosures in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
• Prepare various supplementary schedules for the MD&A, Investor Relations presentations, Annual Information Return and Annual Report.
• Work closely with other departments that impact or contribute to the timely and accurate production of financial statements, to review and analyze supporting schedules and seek ways to improve current reporting efficiency and accuracy.
• Build and maintain accurate audit documentation of financial reporting processes and controls including workflows, source of information, frequency, and purpose of the processes.
• Execute on objectives to ensure successful completion of projects led or supported by Finance, including:
• Provide technical expertise and leadership in IFRS.
• Develop accounting position papers related to complex transactions and accounting standard changes;
• Implement and document research and recommendations for approval and communication to the Finance leadership team;
• Develop processes and procedures to support operational changes within the Finance team;
• Seek out industry trends and organizational knowledge to understand alternative approaches and/or solutions.

Accounting Projects & Research
• Assist with the gathering of business requirements, planning of projects, including scope and requirement changes.
• Assist with project communications including status and project progress reports to the Board, executives, stakeholders, business divisions, vendors, project team, etc. by providing inputs in a timely and accurate manner.
• Liaise with external advisors to ensure that recommendations are aligned with industry standards.
• Clearly document assumptions and recommendations in a manner that is traceable and auditable.
• Work closely with the Finance team and other stakeholders to develop and document applicable accounting policies and procedures.

Successful incumbent

Someone who thrives with clear individual accountabilities, succeeds in an independent role within a team-oriented, fast-paced environment and is looking for an opportunity to grow. Armed with a proven understanding of Canadian accounting standards and a desire to gain financial industry experience, they have the makings of a strong applicant! Having some external reporting experience will make them stand out. This role requires an analytical accountant with a keen curiosity about external reporting who enjoys digging into volumes of data to research and interpret applicable standards & guidelines. Possessing the capacity to lead multiple projects and priorities with strong organizational and enhanced interpersonal skills. To establish credibility and success, this individual is relied upon to be highly responsive while consistently delivering accurate and timely work.

Foundational Knowledge And Experience To Grow From
• Bachelor of Commerce and/or Business Administration degree
• CPA designation
• 3 to 5 years of technical accounting experience, combined with a strong understanding of IFRS.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
• Experience working in a public company, or within the Financial Industry considered an asset.

Put your career in the spotlight. Apply with CWB today.

Why work with us?

Your success is our obsession! And our award-winning culture & benefits back it up.

Proudly recognized by Great Place to Work® in 2023 as one of Canada’s top 50 Best Workplaces & recipient of Waterstone Human Capital’s Most Admired Corporate Culture 2023.
• Wellness matters. We offer an award-winning benefits package that includes:
• hybrid work environments
• everyday flexibility
• company-funded health coverage
• health care spending account
• a flexible wellness program
• generous time-away options to unplug, rest & recover.
• Career development. We commit to our employees’ development and help them reach their professional goals with:
• organization wide coaching services
• mentorship
• education support & training programs.
• Bring your whole self to work. Inclusion is a journey requiring practice & experience to result in a powerful outcome. Your perspective matters & voice will be heard. Find community within the CWB family in our employee represented groups.

As an equitable employer, CWB Financial Group is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where a diverse workforce thrives. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Dignity, respect and equality are non-negotiables. If you require accommodation during any part of the recruitment or selection process, please reach out.

Closing Date
• Position closes at 12:01am on the close date identified below.

Toronto ON


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