Senior Accountant

Having recently secured 43 million in funding, been named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ Awards, and won KPMG’s Canadian Technology Innovation award, we are becoming one of Canada’s fastest-growing scale-ups and looking to expand our team!

Certn is a fast growing global technology company that is looking to reinvent the way organizations build Trust in People with technology and AI backed background checks. We have roughly 125 team members and we’re proud of our revenue and customer growth. That said, we do not compromise on quality and will continue to grow and scale in a way that will make us the most trusted data solution for background checks and the best place to work. 

We celebrate being a remote first company while having ways of connecting in person. This position is fully remote, and you can work from anywhere in Western Canada or the Western United States.

The opportunity:

We are looking for a full-time Senior Accountant to expand our growing Finance team. Reporting to our Controller, you will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the accounting function and overseeing the full-cycle AR and AP functions here at Certn.

Success in the role requires someone with excellent communication and organizational skills, experience in accounting (IFRS) and a drive to jump right in and help!

As our Senior Accountant you will:

  • Review and manage accounts payable and receivable
  • Guide junior accountants and other staff by answering questions
  • Reconcile cash accounts daily and balance sheet accounts monthly
  • Drive the month end close process
  • Assist with annual reviews/audits
  • Prepare Federal and Provincial Sales Tax Returns (quarterly and annually)
  • Work closely with FP&A and Budget Analysts to provide financial reports
  • Implement processes and controls to improve reporting and accounting accuracy
  • Maintain fixed assets schedule and related depreciation
  • Support and consult company’s personnel on accounting control procedures
  • Ensure that accounting procedures comply with IFRS requirements

Experience we’re looking for:  

  • 3-5 years’ accounting experience gained within both public and private accounting environments (preferred), or diverse experience gained within industry
  • Proven experience in financial reporting and controls
  • CPA/CA designation is preferred
  • Hands-on IFRS experience is preferred
  • Experience managing or mentoring a small staff is preferred
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills٫ with accuracy and attention to detail
  • University or accredited post-secondary degree with a focus on accounting
  • An ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects while continuing to meet goals and deadlines
  • Experience encouraging open communication between the team and other departments
  • Familiarity with Netsuite and Xero ERP systems and/or the ability to learn new systems quickly to learn new systems quickly
  • Experience working with a team as well as independently

Here are some characteristics and values that really align with our Certonians and the way to be successful here:

  • Growth mindset
  • Curious
  • Analytical
  • Accountable
  • Problem solver
  • Relationship builder 
  • Influencer 

Whatever your background, experience, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, race and gender is, we want to hear from you! We are an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for all employees from all walks of life.

One of our main corporate goals is to build an environment that will be the best place for you to work and spend your time. To accomplish that, we know we need to build a diverse team where everyone feels included. 

Some of the reasons you’ll love working here:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we are shaping the global human resource space using the latest available technology
  • High-impact role with opportunity for professional growth and opportunity
  • Access to professional development and training
  • A competitive salary, health benefits
  • 4 weeks’ vacation, wellness days
  • Green Transportation Perk
  • Fitness Allowance

Research shows that women and other marginalized groups tend to only apply for a job when they meet every single criteria. Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box? Reach out anyways, we want to hear from you and we welcome you to apply and join our team! 

***If you have a disability which requires accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can best assist you ***Interested? Apply immediately, as we will be interviewing soon!