Chief Accountant

Permanent job offered at Downtown Montreal

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  • Supervision
  • Month ends and reconciliations, monthly closing
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Audit and tax support
  • Compliance and special projects


Our client, a SME in the retail sector, is looking for a Chief Accountant to join their team. You will report to an open-minded manager who advocates collaboration. He likes to stay close to his teams and help them evolve. You will have the chance to work in a financially solid company where a good environment and a spirit of mutual aid prevail. This is a great opportunity in a company that will offer you a good schedule and work balance. The position is offered in hybrid mode.



As the Chief Accountant, you will be responsible for the accounting (period ends, reconciliations, etc.) and supervise 2 people. You will ensure the periodic, quarterly and annual reconciliation of the general ledger accounts assigned to you and be responsible for the monthly closing processes. In addition, you will ensure the accuracy of system data by performing frequent data integrity checks in the company's accounting software and its outlets, as well as produce/file monthly sales tax reports and ensure timely payment. You will also reconcile cash and credit card accounts, be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of balance sheet reconciliations, and define, communicate and ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, standards and controls. In addition, you will provide audit and tax support to the company, ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and recommend solutions. You will also manage and participate in special projects and system/process developments as needed. Moreover, you will work with the parent office accounting team and third party outsourcer to manage period end processes and identify process improvements and perform an ongoing review of existing accounting processes to eliminate non-value added activities, reduce processing time and eliminate manual intervention.


Bilingual (functional level) candidate with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree in accounting and advanced level of Excel. The ideal candidate would have done operational accounting in a multi-site retail environment. We are looking for a candidate who will be able to supervise and verify the work of the employees under his/her responsibility. The candidate must be a good communicator, have strong technical skills and be a self-starter. A CPA designation is an asset.

About us

CIELO is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and management in Quebec, Canada and internationally. Our head office is located in downtown Montreal. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview. We would like to thank all the candidates for showing interest in this position. The masculine form is used to lighten the text.

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