Senior Accountant

Location: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (also open to remote work)   

About the Organization: 

For more than fifty years RPS Composites has been supplying engineered composite solutions into industrial facilities that process corrosive and often hazardous fluids. Hundreds of piping, tank, and vessel installations in 45+ countries around the world speak to our experience providing composite solutions for corrosive fluid handling, processing, storage, and infrastructure challenges. 

Today we provide key corporate services to a group of companies operating across Canada and US. This is an opportunity to work in diverse business sectors.  

Why Join RPS? 

  • Great place to grow as a professional – we’re diverse and growing; big, but not too big  
  • Great team culture  
  • Challenging and interesting work in a welcoming and professional culture 

The Position: 

As a member of the Finance Team, this role is focused on full cycle accounting activities, financial & regulatory reporting, variance analysis, and working with internal & external stakeholders regarding overall financial results and processes. Working as a financial business partner with a business unit to optimize performance, this role will provide solid financial information and analysis.

This role will appeal to you if you like to be challenged, thrive in a continuous improvement environment (embrace change), and like to learn. You’ve got very strong accounting skills and business acumen with an ability to figure things out from a systems and business perspective. You like to be the master of your accounting software/ERP yet bring a balance of great people skills to round you off. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Manage financial consolidation
  • Monthly reporting; work closely with team members to ensure month end closing deadlines and accuracy of information is met
  • Reconciliations 
  • Establish and maintain internal controls and procedures, ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations 
  • Prepare and review journal entries  
  • Pricing and costing updates in ERP system 
  • Assisting and participating with annual external audit 
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial data  
  • Work collaboratively across the organization as a genuine financial working partner, advising and guiding business units  
  • Implement change and continuous improvement efforts appropriately, with ability to streamline and improve processes  
  • Participate in or lead special projects as required 
  • Contribute to enhancing financial reporting processes and systems 

What You Bring: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Business  
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in corporate accounting 
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent) or near completion  
  • Excellent people and communication skills 
  • Previous experience in the manufacturing sector a strong asset 
  • Strong MS Office skills with advanced Excel skills, you embrace technology, use new digital tools, ERP, etc. 
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to see larger picture and trends 
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline driven, team focused environment  
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills, attention to detail  
  • Knowledge of Canadian, US accounting, intercompany processes preferred 
  • Strong knowledge regarding financial statement preparation and experience in budget and forecast preparation and variance analysis 

If you are a forward looking, action-oriented team player that works well with distributed, cross functional teams and meets the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter directly to HR@RPSComposites.com. 

RPS offers an exciting, collaborative work environment within a growing company, a competitive group benefits program, and matching retirement savings (RRSP) program.  

Deadline to apply:  Until Suitable Candidate Found