Bilingual Accountant

  • Company:
    H.W. Kaufman Group
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Accounting / Banking

THE OPPORTUNITY:Are you eager to contribute to a growing company? Does the idea of working at a fast-paced and globally connected company excite you? Are you bilingual in both English and French? Join Burns & Wilcox and our Accounting Team in our Toronto office, located downtown in the Bay-Adelaide Centre. IDEAL CANDIDATE: You’re organized and a master multi-tasker. You are attentive to detail and can effectively manage your time and priorities in a fast-paced environment. You’re analytical. You connect the dots and apply what you learned to solve problems.You take initiative. You don’t wait until you are told what to do. You are resourceful in getting the required information to get your job done.You’re passionate about learning. You are highly motivated and willing to learn new systems, while providing support in a dynamic role. You’re a team-player. Our office has a collaborative atmosphere where learning from others and teaching others is important. You are willing to go out of your way to help others.You’re client-oriented. We serve clients across the globe and take pride in our professionalism and service quality.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The bilingual accountant will be involved in and assist with various accounting and operational activities including those outlined below:Accounting/Operations Processing of cash receiptsProcessing of claims-related fundingProcessing of pre-authorized debits (PADs)Accounts receivable collectionsPreparation of and follow up to collection action reportsAging report for past due and year endProcessing of trade payablesProcessing of claim related paymentsProcessing of supplier (carrier) payablesClient money reconciliationsOther accounting/operations tasks as required.Financial Reporting Recording financial transactions (general ledger/journal entries)Preparation of accounting estimates, accruals, etc.Account reconciliationsMonthly and year-end financial reportingPreparation/reporting of monthly financial/production metricsAnnual budgeting activitiesIn addition to the above, the bilingual accountant will interact with the H.W. Kaufman Corporate Accounting team and the Burns & Wilcox Canada and Burns & Wilcox Canada Claims management and operating teams to assist in researching and resolving various accounting/operational mattersThe position will be based in the Toronto, Ontario office of Burns & Wilcox Canada and Burns & Wilcox Canada ClaimsThe individual will report to the onsite Accounting Manager and will work closely with accounting team members in the U.S. and CanadaQUALIFICATIONS:Must be able to write, read and speak fluently in French and English (Mandatory)Bachelor’s degree in accounting2+ years accounting work experienceProficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel in particularAbility to work independently yet team-orientedAbility to work accurately yet efficientlyExcellent communication skillsWorking toward CPA designation preferredWorking knowledge of Canadian GAAP and IFRS preferredInsurance industry experience preferredTPA and claims handling experience preferredWorking knowledge of accounting systems preferredWorking knowledge of policy management systems preferredCOMPENSATION:Competitive base compensationBenefitsEmployer paid continuing education courses and designationsOpportunities for career advancementCOMPANY INFORAMTION: When someone needs insurance coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to Burns & Wilcox Canada. Burns & Wilcox Canada offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes. Burns & Wilcox Canada is a subsidiary of the H.W. Kaufman Group. No other specialty insurance organization can match the unique ability of the H.W. Kaufman Group to broker, write, insure and finance the most highly specialized risks in the world. Burns and Wilcox Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence with a view to providing integration and equal opportunities for all. Burns and Wilcox Canada welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs in accordance with the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Recruiter or contact our Human Resources department at HRCanada@burns-wilcox.ca or 416.774.2477. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.