The Senior Control Accounting Analyst supports SAP-related business, accounting and financial reporting processes within Lifeco Global, Canada, Europe (UK, Germany, Ireland) and the US.
As part of our Global CFO office, the successful candidate will work in a team environment to support month-ends from an accounting SAP standpoint in support of business users and accountants. This support includes trouble-shooting of problems, as well as being the liaison with IS contacts. Our team is a vital component in change projects and new company acquisitions with respect to SAP implications. There is both an informal and formal training component where we help employees unlock SAPs potential.
Support global accounting processes and the internal controls framework for the general ledger (GL), special ledgers, sub-ledgers, expense reporting and inter-company postings.
Support SAP Finance users by responding to queries and providing training for financial controls, GL posting, accounting interfaces, user security, standard reports and custom report building.
Support quarter-end and year-end closing and consolidation of global financial statements and external regulatory filings.
Support SAP Master Data Governance for the chart of accounts including new companies, GL accounts, profit centres, and related hierarchies.
Support SAP Accounting interfaces including liaison with business system owners to monitor daily controls and collaboration with development teams to maintain or add source systems.
Maintain financial reports in SAP Report Painter.
Participate in SAP data conversion and integration projects for acquisitions and new IFRS requirements.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Post-secondary education with completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant designation or are working towards completion.
Knowledge of SAP GL as a business user and/or configuration analyst;
Analytical and problem solving skills to investigate and identify business process failures and recommend solutions.
Organizational and time management skills to manage multiple priorities and adapt to fluctuating work volumes.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including telephone & e-mail contact requiring proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
Experience with financial data conversion and/or data warehousing projects would be definite assets.
We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.To apply:https://gwlcareers-greatwestlife.icims.com/jobs/13656/senior-control-accounting-analyst/login