Manager, Accounting

Posted 07 May 2024

Manager, Accounting at RPIA

Finance Full-time Toronto

Experience: Senior-Level
Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
Valid accounting designation required (CPA/CA);
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 05 July 2024

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Position Description

We are currently seeking a full-time Manager, Accounting to join our team.

As Manager, Accounting, you will manage key aspects of RPIA’s financial reporting, accounting operations, and internal controls. Reporting to the Director, Finance, your primary responsibilities will be ensuring financial accuracy and compliance, managing budgets and cash flows, and enhancing financial processes. With your extensive experience in corporate accounting and strong leadership skills, you will support strategic decision-making and maintain the financial health of the company.

The duties and responsibilities of the Manager, Accounting include but are not limited to:

  • Financial Statements: Prepares and reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual financials in accordance with GAAP and regulatory requirements;
  • Budget Oversight: Develops and oversees yearly and ongoing fiscal year budgets across all departments;
  • Audit Management: Manages the year-end audit process with external auditors, ensuring compliance with audit standards and deadlines;
  • Compliance Monitoring: Monitors compliance with fund agreements, regulatory requirements, tax filings, and performs monthly and quarterly financial compliance reporting for OSC, Statistics Canada, and other entities;
  • Accounting Operations Management: Manages the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including financial reporting, partnership calculations & distribution, general ledger maintenance, and filing monthly HST/QST;
  • Cash Flow and Treasury: Manages cash flow and treasury functions, including monitoring liquidity and overseeing investment activities;
  • Accounts Management: Oversees accounts payable and receivable processes;
  • Internal Controls: Develops and implements internal controls to safeguard assets and improve the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting;
  • Software and Systems: Evaluates and implements enhancements to accounting software and systems, using Oracle NetSuite to streamline processes and increase efficiency;
  • Financial Analysis: Analyzes financial data and trends to provide insights and recommendations to senior management for strategic decision-making;
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Works closely with other departments, such as Operations and Compliance, to ensure alignment on financial matters.

Required Skill / Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience, including five (5) years within financial services;
  • Valid accounting designation required (CPA/CA);
  • Proficiency in financial reporting standards (GAAP) and regulatory requirements;
  • Experience with financial modeling;
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite software.

Critical Competencies:

  • Technical Knowledge – Strong technical knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), proven with experience within financial services.
  • Problem-Solving – Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Communication – An excellent communicator with a firm command of written, verbal, and interpersonal skills necessary to present complex technical information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Attention to Detail – Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Integrity – Does not cut corners regarding ethics and upholds the values of the firm. Earns trust and maintains confidence, especially when handling sensitive information. Speaks plainly and truthfully.
  • Teamwork – Strong aptitude to motivate team members and encourage a thriving, team-first culture. Brings a spirit of collaboration with the ability to maintain strong working relationships with peers and leaders within the organization.

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