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Sr. Accountant

Company: Domtar
Location: Greenville
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Who is Domtar?
At Domtar, we're driven to improve quality of life. With annual sales of US $5.5 billion, we make a wide variety of products that people around the world rely on every day, from copy paper to baby diapers. And how we do business is just as important as what we make. We've earned Great Place to Work Certification in the U.S. and a Forbes ranking as one of Canada's Best Employers. Through our values of agility, caring and innovation, we constantly find better ways to champion health, dignity and comfort with our customers, colleagues and in our communities.
Who is Domtar Personal Care?
Personal care is not just our business. It's Personal. It's a child, a loved one; it's often about those that can't help themselves. Caring for them can only be personal. So Personal Care isn't our category; it's our calling, our mission. We imagine the solutions that make caring for babies' skin, and preserving dignity and independence easier and more affordable for everyone. At Domtar, we believe everyone deserves personal care.
Our Vision
To be a global leader in absorbent hygiene by meeting consumers' diverse needs through effective, affordable and widely available personal care solutions.
Our Mission
We champion health, dignity and comfort. We serve consumers and caregivers wherever they access personal care, through healthcare, retail and direct channels. We create value through our innovative solutions and achieve cost efficiency through operational scale, flexibility and the use of technology.

Your Role
Highly motivated self-directed individual who can provide daily oversight to ensure that financial records are complete, accurate and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), policies and regulations. Maintain ledgers and sub-ledgers, assist in preparation of financial statements and reports, fixed asset management, prepare journal entries, reconcile accounts, compile and analyze accounting information and data.

Principle Accountabilities/Key Duties:

  • Lead daily activities to maintain general ledger. Ensure the accuracy, effectiveness and integrity of accounting functions and financial statements. Understands accounting theory and makes recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures.
  • Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating and reconciling financial transactions. Summarizes financial status by collecting and assisting in the preparation of the Balance Sheet, P&L and other financial statements
  • Prepares and records journals entries for assets, liability, revenue and expenses by compiling and analyzing account information. Ensures the integrity of the accounting information. Reconciles and resolves any variances and discrepancies.
  • Prepares and generates financial reports and schedules for specific general ledger accounts used in the analysis of the financial performance of the business.
  • Responsible for all facets of Fixed Asset Accounting including appropriation request completion, analyzing payback, assigning useful life according to company policy, tracking spend versus budget by project, and the recording and maintenance of the fixed asset sub ledger to ensure that depreciation, net book and tax values are accurately reflected.
  • Reconciliation of general ledger accounts including accrual analysis and account reconciliation.
  • Assist in monthly/quarterly/annual audit review and SOX compliance for internal and external auditors. Document and monitor internal controls. Provide narrative and follow up documentation as needed. Assist in assessing internal controls including risk assessments and review of risk areas. Ensure that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidance and professional standards.
  • Perform Tax accounting functions to include income tax, franchise tax, sales and use tax preparation and reporting.
  • Review financial transactions and apply accounting theory and principles to ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Reconciles bank accounts and enter cash journals into the general ledger. Performs treasury functions daily.
    • 5+ years of related work experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration
      • Strong knowledge of Accounting and Finance with a thorough knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
      • Mastery skill level and knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
      • Knowledge of Oracle Financial Systems
      • Analytic and detailed oriented, with good organizational skills.
      • Effective verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to work independently, cooperatively and collaboratively with different levels of employees, management and external agencies. Able to take on new task with a high level of difficulty.
      • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.

        Critical Competencies for Success:
        • Senior accountant prepares and provides financial report sand schedules that assist other departments within the company. Reports are used to analyze business performance.
        • Position provides guidance on accounting policies, practices and procedure to other departments
        • Position provides Intra-departmental guidance to other finance functional areas.
        • Works collaboratively with different levels of employees and management.- No direct supervision
        • Resource for AR, AP and Payroll departments. Senior accountant is looked to to help pro-actively solve problem- No direct supervision
        • Develops and documents business processes and accounting policies
        • Effectively handles multiple projects with a high level of difficulty.
        • Self-directed worker and thinker
          Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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