General Accountant (18 month contract/ transportation industry)
GTA Search Group Inc. - Mississauga, ON

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The General Accountant is responsible for compiling and analyzing financial information in order to prepare complete and accurate financial reports.

The individual is independent, proactive, and well organized with good analytical skills and able to meet all deadlines in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

To be successful in this role, the candidate should be a self starter who enjoys being challenged and can adapt to changing environments and technology with ease.


General Accounting

  • Ensure all month end and other reporting deadlines are met
  • Preparation of recurring journal entries, payroll entries, and accruals
  • Ensure transactions are recorded and maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Process the month end close by ensuring timely and accurate completion of the monthly close processes for all assigned corporate entities, including the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, and other supporting schedules
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenues and expenses
  • Monthly reconciliation of sub-ledgers to general ledger of both Balance Sheet and P&L accounts to ensure accurate reflection of company assets in the monthly financial statements and other management reports
  • Maintain reconciliations and schedules for bank, prepaids, inter-company, fixed assets, accrued liabilities, and/or other assigned accounts
  • Investigation of discrepancies as they occur

Financial Analysis

  • Provide in-depth analysis of both fixed and variable costs to support senior management
  • Perform monthly analysis with detailed explanations validating key variances for Actuals in comparison to Budget, Previous year, and Previous month
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analysis and reports to support monthly results

Budget Preparation

  • Preparation of annual budget lead sheets and supporting schedules

Year-End Closing /Audit

  • Preparation of year-end lead sheets and supporting schedules
  • Prepare and/or compile schedules and support required for internal and financial year-end audits and quarterly reviews
  • Support Controller and Director, Finance with audit compliance


  • Prepare reports using FRX, Excel, and other appropriate applications
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting for all required levels of management with a high level of efficiency , accuracy, and integrity
  • Ad hoc reports as required


  • Prepare commodity or sales tax returns
  • Preparation of Government Statutory Remittances
  • Ensure document storage and retention policies are followed
  • Electronic and manual filing of documents, reports, journal entries, and other Accounting related information
  • Collaborate with team members and others within the organization to support the development and improvement of business solutions
  • Provides on-going support to the Controller and Director, Finance and Administration


  • Candidate in professional Accounting Program (CGA or CMA)
  • 3 - 5 years Related Experience
  • Proficient in MS office applications, including Word, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Advanced-level Excel skills
  • MS Dynamics GP an asset


  • General knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
  • Must be analytical
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Solid time management skills
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism

Salary: $50,000

If this sounds like you please apply online as this position will close very quickly (2 interviews).