General Accountant

Oakville, ON | Direct Hire

Job ID: 48612 Industry: Accounting

Position: General Accountant - SAGE 300

Location: Oakville, ON

Hours: Flex. between 8:00AM to 5PM

Salary: $55K – $60K, Benefits after 3 months

Our client has been in a service industry for twenty years with a distinctive client base; privately owned and growing rapidly.  They are adding to the team by hiring a General Accountant under the direction of Senior Management. 

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible to provide general counsel, advice, and guidance on business and financial matters as required. They will collect, interpret and report on financial data, and prepare monthly submissions for accounting and monthly remittances.

We are looking for someone who is hardworking, ambitious, and communicative, and is willing to grow with the company.  If you are a proven leader, willing to take ownership and show that you are promotable, this may be the perfect opportunity to pursue. 


  • Provide general counsel on business and financial matters
  • Build and foster a network of referrals to create new opportunities for revenue growth
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all activities
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers, management, clients, and community
  • Maintain investment schedules, oversee cash flow requirements, and communications with customers on investments
  • Advise on the content and accuracy of financial reporting
  • Ensure that all month-end financial duties and resulting financial reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Record all business transactions, process accruals and adjustments, reconcile accounts, and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual accounting and financial statements
  • Maintain year-end working papers and spreadsheets, and assist with preparation for any internal or external audits or independent reviews being conducted
  • Review cash control procedures and monitor safeguarding of assets
  • Collect, interpret and report on financial data; prepare financial statements and bank reconciliations
  • Process and enter invoices for payment, match invoices with purchase orders and check for accuracy
  • Promote the sale of deposit, investment, credit, and loan products and services
  • Review and update credit and loan files
  • Organize filing of all appropriate documents
  • Prepare monthly submissions for accounting and monthly remittances
  • Maintain a professional appearance, demeanor and attitude at all times


  • Degree or diploma in business, finance, accounting, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in the financial industry
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • SAGE 50 / SAGE 300
  • Ability to analyze and present numerical data in tables, spreadsheets and forms
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements
  • Ability to read, understand and calculate financial figures such as discounts, interest rates, proportions, percentages, and taxes
  • Basic knowledge of accounting systems, budgets and internal controls
  • Able to create or maintain processes to ensure all relevant information or tools are easily accessible
  • Meticulous with numbers and attends to details with focus on quality when accomplishing a task
  • Client/customer focused with ability to express and transmit information with consistency and clarity
  • Ability to use sound reasoning when faced with various issues to make quick, effective decisions
  • Demonstrated time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands in a high-volume environment
  • High level of integrity and excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team whilst encourage symbiotic relationships within the organization

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