Corporate/General Accountant Corporate/General Accountant …

Brookfield Asset Management
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Sep 19
Brookfield Asset Management
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Sep 19
Corporate/General Accountant
Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over $365 billion in assets under management. We have over a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity. Our assets are held through a growing portfolio of private funds and publicly listed entities. Brookfield is publicly listed on the NYSE, TSX and Euronext Amsterdam.

The Infrastructure portfolio is comprised of long-life, high quality assets with high barriers to entry that generate stable and growing cash flows. As a leading manager of infrastructure assets, our assets under management include high quality assets in the transportation, renewable power, utility, energy and sustainable resources sectors, located in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Position Summary

The Corporate Accountant will report to the Finance Manager and will be responsible for the treasury and operations functions, managing liquidity and overseeing the appropriate allocation of expenses. This individual will be the 'go-to' on all aspects of the group's Accounts Payable function including effective communication regarding any matters. The Corporate Accountant will have consistent exposure to working within our infrastructure private funds and will collaborate with other finance and investment professionals in the organization.

  • Ownership of the aged Accounts Payable and ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Assist in responding to vendor inquiries, perform follow-up on invoice disputes and resolve billing and payment issues
  • Process approved invoices from internal and external sources in a timely, effective manor and provide follow-up accordingly
  • Support the weekly and monthly internal management reporting and partake in any other ad hoc financial reporting
  • Preparation of quarterly financial statements in accordance with IFRS
  • Preparation of journal entries and posting entries in the ERP system
  • Oversee and support the internal and external audit processes
  • Responsible for verifying accounts payable invoices for accuracy and completeness
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and take ownership on having up to date, effective and efficient processes
  • GST/ HST processing or tax filings when necessary

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • Working towards a CPA or equivalent certification is an asset
  • At least 3 years of progressive work experience in a full-cycle accounting function
  • Financial systems experience, Microsoft Dynamics 365 an asset
  • Great verbal and written communication skills, can effectively manage multiple queries and follow-ups
  • Strong organizational skills, can multi-task and use discretion to solve or escalate a multitude of matters appropriately
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy with all day-to-day work is a must