Senior Accountant - 847128

August 12 2019
Categories Accounting, Finance, Management accounting, Account receivables, Accounts payable, Accounting clerk, Accounting technician
Burnaby, BC

Best Buy Canada is seeking Senior Accountants to join our expanding team. As a Senior Accountant you will be responsible for all accounting related to a specific area within the business. Areas may include vendor funding, inventory, deferred revenue and IT operations. In this role you will act as the subject matter expert, ensuring that information prepared is accurately presented in accordance with US GAAP. This individual will be required to perform various month-end calculations and analyze large volumes of complex data. The Senior Accountant will be involved in quarterly and annual reporting which may include preparation of various disclosure schedules for submission to Best Buy US. In addition to this, it will be your responsibility to maintain a smooth proactive working relationship with associates and management in various groups, driving process and efficiency improvement initiatives.  

As a Senior Accountant you will…
     * Ensure that month end financial information is accurate and adequately supported through the preparation of journal entries, variance analysis of income statement and balance sheet accounts and the completion of balance sheet account reconciliations
     * Liaise with senior leaders in the business to provide financial accounting support and resolve problems where necessary
     * Prepare and maintain schedules, templates, and data models relating to your specific area of accounting
     * Create and/or maintain process documentation (SOPs), updating regularly with new assumptions and methodologies developed
     * Proactively identify opportunities for improvement providing advice and recommendations on current business processes

We hope you are passionate about…
     * Communication – you have effective verbal and written communication skills and are comfortable partnering with multiple stakeholders
     * Organization – you diligently track and prioritize tasks while maintaining a high attention to detail
     * Critical thinking – you have an investigative/inquisitive streak and are willing to challenge the status quo
     * Innovation – you thrive in fast-paced environment that is constantly evolving and changing; willingness to embrace and drive change is critical

The experience we need…
     * 2+ years of accounting experience at senior level
     * You have or are pursuing an accounting designation (e.g. CPA, CA)
     * Proven experience working closely with multiple business units in a medium to large organization
     * Experience implementing change and improving existing systems and processes
     * Intermediate to Advanced Excel

Bonus points…
     * Understanding of the retail space, financial and management reporting needs
     * Experience and/or knowledge of SQL and BI tools

Best Buy Canada is proud to be a pre-approved CPA program route office (PPR).  We are an excellent alternative to gaining the relevant experience you need traditionally offered by public accounting firms.   In a PPR position, you will gain relevant experience in to meet the practical experience requirements within the CPA certification program.   We offer formal CPA training and paid time to study and write exams.

We believe we have the unique opportunity to help customers enrich their lives and pursue their passions with the help of technology

Apply now!

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