Ashcroft Homes - Ottawa, ON

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Ashcroft Homes is seeking an Accountant to work under the Assistant Controller. This position’s main responsibilities include the following:

- Preparation of financial statements, including preparation of year-end adjusting entries and following up on unusual variances. There is a high volume of financial statements to be prepared.
- Overseeing income taxes, including reviewing and filing all documents from CRA and the external tax accountants, ensuring that taxes are paid promptly and reconciling tax-related GL accounts
- Making monthly entries for cost of goods sold
- Providing reports requested by other departments
- Assisting the Assistant Controller with other duties, which may include the following

  • Reviewing HST returns
  • Updating budgets for active construction projects
  • Preparing cheque requisitions for certain non-recurring transactions
  • Calculating commercial tenants’ share of operating costs
  • Reviewing condo fee reconciliations
  • Performing profitability analyses

- Working on projects to find efficiency opportunities and improve company documentation

We are looking for a candidate with the following traits:

- Can work independently and stay on top of his/her workload
- Highly reliable
- Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and basic tax principles
- Degree in accounting or significant relevant work experience
- Ability to think outside the box and propose improvements
- Strong Microsoft Excel skills. Experience with macros would be an asset.
- Self-motivated, eager to contribute and looking for challenges
- Good oral and written communication skills

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by September 15, 2013.