Internship Opportunity


Senior Accountant (6 months contract with potential to get full-time)

Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
May 31, 2022
Start Date:
Jun 06, 2022
End Date:
Nov 30, 2022

Job Description:

Located in the Bristol Circle neighbourhood of Oakville, with easy access to the 403, QEW and the Cineplex Oakville Entertainment Centrum, Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada (GFD) is an organization dedicated to serving bereavement professionals across Canada.  Our environment is friendly, flexible and inclusive. At GFD, you will be working in a progressive forward-thinking financial services company that is growing quickly and has lots of opportunity for career growth and advancement. In this role you will gain exposure to service excellence.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for managing the general ledger, processing and recording payments, reconciling accounts, providing cash flow balances/forecasts, and oversight of statutory financial reporting.  The Senior Accountant will assist in the absence of the Controller.

Key Responsibilities

The successful incumbent shall ensure high standards of accuracy are maintained; meet with the Controller on a regular basis to provide updates on cash flow, liquidity and work flow; ensure month end processes are completed within the established deadlines; ensure quality control of payables, receivables and journal entries; process and monitor bank payments; reconcile all bank accounts monthly; assist with the development of strategies that minimize operational risk; prepare and present various reports; process cheques and EFT remittances; and assist auditors as needed.

Qualifications & Skills

The successful incumbent must have the following:

  • University degree in Accounting (or related field) preferred with 3-5 years of related accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Must either have, or be working towards a CPA designation;
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS and IASB and experience with external audits;
  • Sound knowledge and prior experience with Oracle NetSuite
  • Sound computer knowledge  with Word and Excel (including a solid understanding of vlookup and pivot tables);
  • Excellent accuracy and organizational skills;
  • Sound business judgement, including the ability to handle sensitive and highly confidential information;
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels;
  • Solid team player with a strong customer service focus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong editing and proofing skills;
  • Positive attitude and a friendly demeanor.

During Covid the successful incumbent may be required to work from home, and may be required to attend the office from time to time in accordance with any health & safety regulations that are in place.  GFD will supply the necessary office equipment required.

Employer Question 1:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?

Employer Question 2:

Are you CPA or working towards CPA? Please specify

Employer Question 3:

Do you have experience with NetSuite?