Senior External Reporting Accountant

Montréal, Canada

Senior External Reporting Accountant

Montréal, Canada

Published February 6 2020

We are looking for an External Reporting and Technical Accounting Senior Analyst for a position in downtown Montreal!


Alithya is seeking to hire a Senior External Reporting Accountant to oversee the application of accounting standards, including purchase accounting, as well as to contribute to the preparation of financial results for external reporting purposes and special projects.


A typical work day:


  • Prepare quarterly and annual management discussions and analysis for filings with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission;
  • Draft and review quarterly and annual notes to the consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS;
  • Prepare financial information for the audit committee and board presentations in collaboration with your team;
  • Responsible for all purchase accounting, related disclosure and position memorandums, including coordination with various other teams;
  • Analyze technical accounting issues, including agreements and/or contracts;
  • Analyze and identify the impact of changes to accounting standards on Alithya’s financial statements and accounting processes;
  • Participate in new subsidiaries integration including the following:
    • Assessment of accounting policies and alignment with Alithya’s policies;
    • Experience with SOX requirements;
    • Operational accounting integration within multidisciplinary teams (e.g., Taxation, Legal, Treasury).
  • Prepare analysis and assessments as required from the merger and acquisition team;
  • Identify, document and implement internal accounting standards and procedures;
  • Lead and/or participate in finance projects.

Ideal candidate
  • Holds a CPA, CA designation with at least 5 years of public accounting experience or equivalent industry experience in accounting;
  • Extensive knowledge of IFRS and excellent capacity dealing with complex transactions;
  • Experience with purchase accounting and the application of accounting principles;
  • Able to effectively communicate assessment of issues, facts and supportive conclusions;
  • Has strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Able to manage priorities whilst respecting deadlines;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office tools;
  • Able to optimize use of Information Technology and best business practices;
  • Able to work in project mode;
  • Bilingualism (French and English) both oral and Exceptional English written skills required.
Our perk and benefits
  • Great teams;
  • Certifications;
  • Enthusiastic and innovative;
  • Involved management;
  • Exciting and challenging environment;
  • Encouraging personal and professional development;
  • Developing career skills;
  • Large organization;
  • Company with a personal touch.

Why join our team?

Because creativity, passion, integrity and wellness are the company’s core values, we are looking for people like you who are enthusiastic, innovative, open-minded, team players and eager to learn.

Alithya Group is an advocate for workforce diversity and as such, encourages the participation of women in management roles, and implements immigrant-friendly recruiting initiatives

The diversification of our workforce is another factor that sets us apart, resulting from our many international recruitment initiatives and our ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. We belong to the 30% Club, which encourages women’s access to leadership positions.

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