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Accountant - Controllership

April 8 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting
St John's, NL

RSA is one of the world’s longest standing insurance groups, providing protection and peace of mind, for over 300 years, to more than nine million customers, worldwide.

Our people are ambitious, passionate and inquisitive, and driven by a need to deliver value and innovative solutions to our customers. We are proud of our organizational culture which encourages us to embrace each other’s strengths, and respect everyone’s ideas.

At RSA, our desire to be the best has created an exceptional company in which you can build and advance your career. RSA is proud to be ranked among Canada’s Top 100 employers in 2019 and 2020.

To join this award-winning team, and to learn more about us, visit our Careers page.

RSA, Johnson, CNS and Deeks are part of the RSA Group of Companies (“RSA”).

Position Summary

Working in the Finance Controllership team in our St. John’s location, you will become an integral part of a dynamic team. In this role, you will spend the majority of your time recording, analyzing, and reporting on expense related balances for business and management purposes. You will be responsible for preparing journal entries, reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts, Group Benefit accounting and ensuring accuracy of reports for monthly and quarterly reporting.

What you'll do in the role

  • Perform monthly reconciliations of various balance sheet accounts, investigating promptly any discrepancies and working with key stakeholders to determine the appropriate course of action
  • Preparation of various journal entries
  • Group Benefits accounting
  • Providing timely and accurate monthly management reports
  • Participation in the completion of Financial Results and monitoring progress to plan
  • Providing support during the year-end audits
  • Understanding of IFRS and financial services accounting
  • Apply Excel knowledge to design worksheets to enhance functionality of reports in order to meet changing reporting requirements
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls, documentation, and monitoring in accordance with the financial control framework
  • Assist in special projects as required

What you'll need

  • University degree in business, accounting, or finance required
  • Minimum 2 years of accounting or finance experience
  • Strong reconciliation skills, an aptitude for numbers and detail-oriented
  • Advanced MS Excel skills with experience using macros and Pivot table
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage deadlines, multiple tasks and adapt well to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrated ability to create and maintain strong working relationships
  • You are an active team player with excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and the desire to go above and beyond

What you'll receive

  • A market-leading, comprehensive Total Rewards Program which includes competitive compensation and bonus, flexible benefits, and pension plan.
  • Best-in-class vacation policy that includes paid volunteer, parental leave top-up programs and personal leave days.
  • Strong learning culture with a focus on overall development, internal mobility and career advancement.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • A culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion, with a strong focus on community and corporate social responsibility.

Temporary / Fixed Term Hires:

  • Competitive salary
  • Strong learning culture
  • Diverse, award-winning culture with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility

At RSA, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and that starts with our people. We work side by side with driving energy and determination to get better every day, through industry leading thinking, and by listening to and respecting all perspectives. This is how our leaders and our people make an impact. We are forward looking, so we can adapt, evolve and improve, ultimately achieving our better, together. We are committed to creating an environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our people managers and leaders successfully manage flexible work arrangements for their teams to ensure they are optimal for both the individual, and the business.

At RSA Canada, we are committed to creating a workplace where our employees thrive; where everybody counts and everyone is heard. Where you can be your whole self at work – wherever that is – everyday. To celebrate differences, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because we believe having a diverse workforce which embraces different perspectives makes RSA Canada a more vibrant and creative place to work.

RSA is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodation for individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you need assistance, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA. To learn more, visit our Accessibility page. network