Corporate Accounting Specialist - Compensation

  • Location

    Calgary, Alberta

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Horizon Recruitment is looking to add an experienced designated Corporate Accounting Specialist, to a leading transportation Calgary Head Office team. This position is a subject matter expert within the reporting team focused on compensation. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, relationship builder with their accounting designation and a strong understanding of compensation and payroll, preferably in an SAP environment.


  • Plan detailed accounting and reporting activities on a recurring basis in order to support rapid and accurate period-end close;
  • Coordinate activities with the multiple internal stakeholders that provide information into the accounting and reporting process (payroll, human resources, labour relations, information systems) or require its output (forecasting, business groups);
  • Perform journal entries and reconciliations;
  • Prepare financial analysis on monthly and quarterly data;
  • Assess and research implications of significant financial transactions;
  • Identify, analyze and reconcile inconsistent information and recommend adjustments where necessary;
  • Ensure accounting and reporting processes comply with applicable internal control (SOX) requirements;
  • Liaise with Financial Planning to facilitate forecast preparation and monitoring;
  • Address and respond to queries from auditors and internal reviewers;
  • Identify and analyze possible improvements to processes and implement selected solutions.
  • Garnishments etc;


  • Accounting (CPA) Designation;
  • 3 to 5 years relevant experience required with some payroll experience;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP requirements, desirable;
  • ERP/SAP expertise (desirable);
  • Payroll systems and processes (desirable);
  • Application Expertise (desirable): BPC, Excel, Workiva, Blackline;
  • Process Management Skills;
  • Possess strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong verbal and written communication Skills

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment (Alberta) Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm in Finance & Accounting