Posting Date:                     March 8, 2017
Closing Date:                     March 31, 2017

Position:                              General Accountant
Location:                             Toronto (YYZ)
Reporting To:                    Director of Finance
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Sky Regional Airlines adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices. We therefore encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

Position Purpose
This role is responsible for the integrity of General Ledger and Sub-Ledger, cash management,
preparation of Corporate financial statements and annual budget, leading year end audit, and other
accounting duties as assigned.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:               
  • Preparation of the daily and monthly bank reconciliations, recording of all bank transactions and resolving any discrepancies
  • Preparation and maintenance of cash flow forecasts ensuring efficient use of operating cash in different currencies
  • Monthly reconciliation and analysis of A/P and A/R sub-ledgers as well as Balance Sheet accounts and prompt resolution of any errors or omissions identified.
  • Processing monthly/quarterly/annual tax filing and payments including HST/GST/QST/Other and income tax installments, maintaining reconciliation of tax accounts
  • Assisting the Director of Finance in tax research, Sales Tax Recoveries; SR&ED claims and handling of any tax audits
  • Participating in Month-End process by ensuring completeness and correctness of transactions booked, posting accruals if required, liaising with AP/AR team with any corrective actions
  • Analysis of corporate financial statements, explanations of variance between actuals and budget, preparation of corporate forecast and annual budget
  • Assisting Director of Finance in various operating cost analysis (e.g. crew hotel cost) and identify areas for possible improvement and mitigation for cost over-runs
  • Leading year-end audit including all preparation activities, audit confirmation, auditors’ queries, notes to financial statements, etc.
  • Preparation and submission of Statistics Canada reporting on timely basis
  • Recommendation of process improvements, automations, and internal controls
  • Other duties that may be assigned.
The successful candidate should have at least 3 years working experience in a similar role and should be able to clearly demonstrate examples of behavior adhering to Sky Regional’s vision and values.
Skills Requirements:     
  • Diligent, hardworking, well organized and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrates self-initiative and professionalism
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and the accounting cycle
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong computer and Excel skills
  • Airline industry experience is an asset
  • Great Plains Dynamics and FRX experience is an asset
  • Designated or working towards an accounting designation highly preferable
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration,
  • Enrollment in a professional designation (CMA, CGA, CA or CPA)

Department: Finance
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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