Accounting Operations Specialist

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North York, Ontario, Canada

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Job title: Accounting Operations Specialist

Specific accountabilities as it relates to GPT operational accounting include:
* Prepare, review and approve journal entries, reconciliations and analysis and trial balance on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy and completeness of transactions recorded
* Maintain a strong working knowledge of US GAAP
* Prepare unconsolidated quarterly and annual financial statements for tax equity partners
* Coordinate and prepare consolidated Power quarterly impairment analysis, revenue recognition, related party, contract review checklist and other key schedules as required
* Synthesize accounting issues and be able to explain their impacts to management and auditors
* Ensure departmental SOX compliance and effective management of SOX documents and evidence
* Provide support to Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and business partners
* Other tasks as may be assigned

See examples of scope:

* Responsible for identifying and helping to resolve/escalate any potential accounting issues to ensure timely resolution and accurate financial information in general ledger
* Ensure controls and processes are adhered to
* Provide operational accounting support to the US and Canadian assets within the Green Power and Transmission Group
* Pressure to deliver timely and accurate financial information and meet tight financial close and reporting deadlines
* Continuous increase in size, diversity and complexity of operations and regulations
* Close attention to working relationships with other departments and other BUs that legally own certain Green Energy assets

* University degree in a business or accounting program
* Professional accounting designation (CPA) with 5+ years post qualification experience. Total years of applicable work experience is 9+ years.
* Working knowledge of US GAAP
* Experience in Technical Accounting/Accounting Research role
* Experience in External Financial Reporting role an asset
* Willing to work under pressure and some overtime to meet tight deadlines

* Familiarity with Oracle, Hyperion Smartview