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Accounting Manager

Mississauga, ON
Job ID 202651

Company Description

As a leader in the freight forwarding industry, this company’s successes and ingenuity are complemented by its global presence, and ultimately result in being one of the largest transportation providers in the world. Solutions, not numbers, are responsible for their success. Their commitment to develop successful solutions, which put information technologies and their vast network of resources to work for their clientele, is what has enabled this 3PL front-runner to lead the world in innovative logistics design.


Highly competitive and comprehensive compensation package, commensurate with experience! Your exciting, fulfilling and lucrative TOTAL REWARDS plan will include the following:


  • Robust Base Salary – Our client recognizes and appreciates the value of your contributions
  • Health & Wellness Benefits – They care about your health
  • Paid Vacation – This leader recognizes it is crucial to disconnect and revitalize
  • Personal Days – To help you balance personal and professional commitments
  • Career Growth – Your dedication will not go unnoticed and you will grow within the company
  • Tuition Reimbursement – Committed to life-long learning, they’ve got your back!

Position Description

The Accounting Manager plays a pivotal role in supporting the company’s financial planning, reporting, control, and measurement activities. This role requires the individual to generate and evaluate key financial data essential for the company’s strategic decision-making processes and to present this data comprehensively to the leadership team.


  • Regularly review and reconcile all balance sheet accounts, ensuring accuracy between subsidiary and general ledgers.
  • Guarantee the timely preparation and analysis of quarterly financial statements for the parent company.
  • Spearhead the assembly of year-end audit documents, encompassing all financial areas.
  • Compile year-end comparative financial summaries with relevant schedules.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with both internal and external audit groups, providing crucial data as needed.
  • Produce monthly financial summaries and ensure their precise distribution to key stakeholders post approval from the Director of Finance & Accounting.
  • Supervise functions like accounts receivable, cash management, and accounts payable. Assist team members with operational reviews and cater to miscellaneous reporting needs.
  • Track daily monetary requirements and forecast monthly cash needs.
  • Update and maintain accounting procedure and policy manuals.
  • Mentor accounting staff, approve their tasks, and address their training and performance evaluation needs.
  • Draft monthly projections and an annual budget for the Accounting Department.
  • Aid in the annual budget formulation process.
  • Generate comprehensive financial reports by gathering, evaluating, and summarizing account data.
  • Uphold financial integrity by resolving discrepancies, conducting audits, adhering to internal controls, and ensuring regular data backups.
  • Proactively take up and complete assignments within set time frames and engage in special projects when required.
  • Manage bank accounts and handle queries from banks and credit card firms.
  • Oversee reserve accounts, investments, and inspect bank summaries.
  • Stay updated on all relevant financial regulations, trends, and practices.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as directed by the Director of Finance & Accounting.


  • At least 10 years of accounting experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience or knowledge of the freight forwarding sector is beneficial.


  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting standards, practices, tax regulations, and reporting guidelines.
  • Proficient communicator across all company levels.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, email, and the capacity to quickly learn new software.
  • Team player with the capability to also work autonomously.
  • Possesses analytical, logical thinking, and reasoning skills.
  • Thrives under pressure and respects deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management abilities.
  • Skilled in interpreting and executing company policies and procedures.
  • Unwavering attention to detail.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and can handle sensitive data.
  • Effective leadership skills in managing subordinate staff.


  • University or college degree in Accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Enrollment in CPA an asset.

Additional Information

Date Posted: August 31, 2023
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Industries: Freight Forwarding
Job Categories: Finance/Accounting
Manages Others: Yes
Required Travel: No
Relocation Assistance: No

Learn More About the Recruiter

Syeda Saher

Having worked across multiple industries and functions, Syeda has developed passion for recruiting. She is passionate about working with people to help them progress their careers! Her Master’s degree in Fashion design, education in HR and her experience supporting recruitment teams helps her bring a fresh and diverse perspective to recruitment.

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