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Waste Management, Inc.
Accountant III','21009475','Canada-Ontario-Kitchener','','Work Remotely','Work Remotely','Day','Yes, 10 % of the Time','','','','','Exempt','Exempt','Accounting/Audit/Finance','!*!Thank you for your interest in Waste Management. In response to COVID-19, we will be conducting our review process through creative solutions. Your patience and flexibility is appreciated as our process may involve virtual solutions and take longer than normal. Interview process and timing may be delayed and will vary by site.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
I. Job Summary
Reporting to the Area Controller, the Accountant III applies highly complex principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports, and coordinates the implementation of accounting control.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Prepares highly complex journal entries for entry into the general ledger system on a monthly basis by collecting necessary data, analyzing and/or allocating costs and preparing audit train support for the journal entries.
Prepares monthly forecasts for select business units.
Analyzes general ledger accounts for accuracy; analyzes accrual accounts to ensure proper accruals.
Collects and analyzes financial data and prepares monthly combined financial statements and reports. Performs additional analysis for explanatory text required for reports and statement. Coordinates preparation of monthly financial package and reviews for accuracy.
Participates in monthly financial meetings for discussion and review of monthly financial reports.
Assists with the preparation of year-end closings. Prepares annual long-term and short-term financial statements in compliance with accounting guidelines and U.S. GAAP. Assists in the preparation of working papers for annual audit.
Provides expertise and guidance to other Finance personnel for proper internal and external financial accounting procedures and their application.
Assists with the preparation of annual budgets, updates, and strategic plans for assigned areas. Coordinates preparation of monthly combining entries to combine financial results.
Prepares quarterly consolidation report for consolidation.
Assists with the maintenance and application of internal controls.
Prepares highly advanced financial reports in a timely and accurate manner; and completes individual analytical projects in a satisfactory manner given abstract project guidelines.
Assists departmental managers/directors with supervision of other clerical and professional staff of the department as required.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory duties, but may occasionally act as a team lead.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor’s Degree plus five or more years of previous experience in Accounting
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
CPA designation (achieved)
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Expert accounting, accounts payable, and/or accounts receivable knowledge may be required.
V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;
Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;
Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) rarely;
Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;
Normal setting for this job is: office setting.
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on RRSP, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
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Waste Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Waste Management welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Careers at Careers@wm.com
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada