Senior General Accountant


  • Preparation and review correctness of Echelon group’s Canadian entities financial statements
  • Oversee, take accountability and ensure timely closing of financial statements, General Ledger, Adapt system ,Tabs system , Re insurance system (Fiserv) and co ordinate with all stakeholders involved in the process
  • Provide monthly analysis of financial results accurately for reporting entities 
  • Bank reconciliation - review bank account reconciliations  prepared by General Accountant
  • Account reconciliation – prepare monthly and quarterly reconciliations and adjusting entries to Balance sheet and Income statement accounts
  • Clearing accounts - reconcile all clearing accounts of Speciality Product Division (SPD)
  • Prepare and process monthly Passport system  related entries for financial reporting and reconcile to reports
  • Prepare and process monthly Adapt system related entries for financial reporting and reconcile to reports
  • Prepare and process monthly accounting entries to record transactions not captured in the system and validate for correctness
  • Prepare monthly ceded results from Fiserv for data from RTM and Adapt system and process monthly reinsurance and adjusting entries
  • Provide monthly SPD data for programs not in system to be updated in Qlikview system
  • Reconcile financial data of SPD, Trucking and Surety business to Qlikview reports
  • Prepare monthly overriding and contingency commissions entries
  • Assist in monthly /quarterly /annual preparation of consolidated financial statements, MD&A,  commentaries and other supporting documents and notes as requested
  • Prepare  monthly / quarterly / annual financial reinsurance reports to divisions and reinsurers
  • Prepare monthly performance and reinsurance settlements for various reinsurers including details of transactions (premiums, commissions and paid losses)
  • Act as key contact person with various reinsurers regarding any issues of reinsurance settlements
  • Prepare the quarterly deposit funding reports for unlicensed reinsurer to include quarterly transactions, bank account balances and/or investment account balances
  • Liaise and coordinate with claims department for any issues relating to reinsurance settlements including cash calls and resolve without delay
  • Review A/R schedule and reconciliation of SPD, Trucking and Surety business
  • Conduct premium audits on SPD MGA’s on behalf of Finance  and advise findings and recommendations
  • Setup and update FISERV system and verify correctness of test results.
  • Assist in producing Actuarial data and work with Senior Financial Analyst in reporting to the Actuarial department
  • Update GL system Epicor – oversee completion of GL records, evaluate & determine end user requirements, work with IT & SPD to identify system changes and requirements, identify opportunities to develop and implement enhancements to current processes
  • Working knowledge of Investment and Derivate accounting
  • Work on bringing efficiencies in the work process for the department
  • Regulatory reporting – prepare and assist in quarterly and annual P&C1 statements and worksheets
  • Strategic Management – Provide support regarding strategic management planning and implementation including presentation and analysis of internal controls
  • Year-end Audit functions – prepare working papers for auditors review, discuss variances, if any and provide explanations

Education & Experience

University degree/College diploma in Accounting or Business related discipline

  • Professional designation  preferred (CPA,CGA, CMA, CA)
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in similar role with exposure to month,  quarter and year end (previous work experience in an insurance industry is required and should be familiar with IFRS)
  • Advanced knowledge of  Excel and other Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Outlook)
  • High level of accuracy with the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Strong decision making, problem solving  and multi tasking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate accounting and finance information with professionalism to internal/external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with systems such as Epicor, Adapt & Fiserv and able to adapt to other new systems easily
  • Advocate for continuous process improvement and optimization

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.