Current opportunities

Financial Accountant

Agricorp is looking for a Financial Accountant to join our Finance department in the Corporate Services division for a 12-month contract. Agricorp's Finance department is a dynamic, professional team responsible for day-to-day financial operations, including treasury, investments, budgeting, reporting and financial analysis, that support Agricorp's overall strategic plan. 

The Role

As the Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for the delivery of specific Finance services, such as treasury, budgeting, and reporting. You will also interpret and execute plans to ensure accuracy and timeliness, adhering to Agricorp policies, procedures and standards and professional standards. In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for daily outputs, such as transaction processing and recording, account analysis and reconciliations, variance investigations and analysis, and peer review
  • Prepare monthly HST remittances, fixed asset tracking and cash flow forecasting
  • Prepare and develop new financial and management reporting, analytical commentary, and ad hoc analysis as required by management and stakeholders
  • Research and investigate accounting and operational issues
  • Participate and support efforts related to preparation of financial statements and schedules, including supporting working papers, for audit purposes  
  • Participate in finance and company projects and initiatives, such as quality and efficiency initiatives
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with appropriate levels of personnel across Agricorp, including management, the senior management team and non-management personnel

Job status: 12-month contract
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in business, accounting, finance or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience at the intermediate level
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics GP and IBM Cognos software preferred
  • CPA (CA, CMA or CGA) designation preferred

Key Competencies

  • Technical/professional knowledge – Understands and applies accounting and finance concepts and methodologies
  • Attention to detail – Is conscientious, consistent, accurate and thorough
  • Analytical thinking – Interprets, links, and analyzes information and situations by breaking them down into component parts and identifying patterns, connections, and underlying issues
  • Critical judgement and problem solving – Exercises sound judgement in new situations in the absence of specific guidelines and/or direction
  • Creativity and innovation – demonstrates curiosity, digging for information below the surface; suggest improvement to current approaches.
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Achieving personal results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Communication – Listens to others and communicates effectively, fostering open communication
  • ​Planning and organizing – Develops, implements and adjusts plans to reach goals, able to multi-tasks and prioritize

​​Background

As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.

Apply Online

To apply for this position, complete the online Application for Employment.

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

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