Finance Consultant

Finance Consultant | Ottawa preferred

You are a Finance professional who brings a business and customer focused approach to your work. You’re a high-potential person who wants more than the traditional vertical career path. You want to re-energize with a challenging new career experience that draws upon all of your background, knowledge and endless desire to learn.

Maybe you’ve dabbled with consulting or contract work before? You liked the variety and flexibility. Maybe you are finding ‘corporate life’ isn’t for you and you have wondered about the variety of challenges and experiences that come with consulting. If you’re restless in your current career path then Stratford Managers is the place to build the consulting career you’ve always dreamed about.

If you want to put your strong accounting and communications skills to work by helping a fast-growing consulting firm with clients operating in multiple industries and sectors then Stratford Managers, a North America-wide management consulting firm has the perfect opportunity for you to take the next step in your career.

You are an operationally proficient accounting professional seeking a new and challenging position that draws upon your background and capabilities, as well as providing you with development opportunities as you grow in the role.

Your new business card: Finance Consultant

Your role: Reporting directly to the CFO, you will leverage your broad industry experience as you work with the Stratford team, our clients and compliance agencies to ensure the execution of all accounting functions. You will also be preparing financial statements on a timely basis. You have strong customer service capabilities, excellent communication and analytical skills, and have a desire to take on more responsibilities and grow with our organization.

The work: You have a thirst to learn and continue to develop your capabilities as a Finance professional in order to provide increased value to the organization. You are a comfortable networker and business developer. Once you’ve found a consulting opportunity, you’re able to build trust and formulate a statement of work that gives the client confidence in your solution.

As a dynamic and versatile professional, you are able to address tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities with enthusiasm and precision. You embrace being responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting including but not limited to:

General Accounting Duties:

  • Prepare monthly and annual income statements, balance sheets and management reports
  • Prepare journal entries and month-end lead sheets
  • Perform monthly expense analysis and cost allocations
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Calculate monthly revenue recognition

Accounts Receivable:

  • Create and send customer invoices
  • Reconcile and prepare accounts receivable reports
  • Record cash receipts and follow up with customers to ensure timely receipt of all payments

Accounts Payable:

  • Match vendor invoices to related documentation and ensure accurate GL coding
  • Administer supplier accounts and respond to inquiries
  • Prepare direct deposit payments for suppliers and employees
  • Reconcile and prepare accounts payable reports
  • Reconcile, file and process payments for monthly HST
  • Review and process monthly expense reports for payment processing

Other:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll and administer employee benefits package
  • Work in multi-currency environment

You want your clients to feel like you are an extended arm of their team!

The pay-off: As a Stratford consultant you’ll use every ounce of your resourcefulness and talent to build your capabilities as a consultant to bring value to your clients. You’ll revel in the flexibility and self-determination of being your own boss. You’ll thrill in the hunt for new opportunities. You’ll enjoy the experience of helping different companies with a variety of work. You’ll be learning and growing while gaining the satisfaction of having a significant impact on your client’s success. All this as well as enjoying the camaraderie and stimulation of working with some of the best management consultants around as your colleagues.

Your credentials:

  • College diploma or University degree with a focus on accounting or bookkeeping
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping
  • Good knowledge of accounting concepts and principles (ASPE)
  • Strong knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel, and Windows applications
  • High attention to detail with an ability to take a strategic focus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple objectives (deadline oriented)
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to build trusting relationships
  • Strong communication skills are essential

About you:

  • Very comfortable being part of a team; willing to play whatever role is needed
  • Excellent analyst (a quick study), problem solver and strong communicator (verbal, presentation, written)
  • Structured thinker (data-driven, develops repeatable methodologies, etc.)
  • Enjoy networking and business development (ideally already well networked with a positive reputation)
  • Action-oriented, self-starter
  • The kind of person people want to work with; collaborative and a true team player

About us: Stratford Managers is a multi-practice management consulting firm that helps innovative organizations achieve their potential. Because of the variety of practice areas within our firm, there is rarely a problem that we can’t solve for our clients. The company is led by accomplished practice leaders who are experts in their field and experienced practitioners. Unlike traditional consulting firms, Stratford Managers goes beyond typical analysis and recommendations. We provide pragmatic, actionable solutions to client problems that draw upon our extensive operational experience. We really thrive when we roll up our sleeves and lean-in to implement those solutions. As a result, our client relationships tend to be for the long term. Stratford Managers helps our clients achieve their potential by ensuring our consultants achieve theirs. We are dedicated to the success of our consultants through our mentoring, business infrastructure, and marketing and sales support. Stratford Managers is a platform for building fulfilling consulting careers. To see the talented people you’ll be working with, visit  https://stratfordmanagers.com/meet-the-team/ .

Send your CV to: Mike D’Amico, VP HR and HR Practice Leader mike.damico@stratfordmanagers.com


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