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Accounting Manager

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
March 25, 2019

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**** - ***** ****** • SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA • V4N 5B1

PHONE: 604-***-**** • E-MAIL:



January 2019 - Present: In the process of obtaining my Certified Internal Auditor Certification

September 2010: Successfully challenged the 2010 Uniform Evaluation


October 2017 - Present Glentel Inc.

*Corporate Financial Controller - Finance

Financial Reporting

Supervise a Finance team of 15 direct reports and perform ongoing review, investigations, and corrections to ensure consistency and accuracy of financial information

Compile, analyze, and review divisional monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements, including note disclosures under IFRS

Extensive experience with consolidations, preparing various financial schedules and reports, which appraise, interpret, and communicate the financial results and status of the company against budgets and objectives to senior management, executive team, and shareholders

Prepare monthly relevant commentary and explanations for variances from annual Budget and prior fiscal year for the monthly Consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet

Complete review and signoffs on all monthly schedules and journal entries, along with the monthly Divisional working papers

Review the monthly inventory provision accounts and the monthly inventory and shrinkage reports

Responsible for establishing and maintaining policies, procedures, and systems to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting

Provide technical expertise on accounting treatment of new contracts and transactions in accordance with IFRS, including drafting and reviewing of technical accounting memos

Manage Pension accounting reporting with actuaries and payroll

Additional Tasks

Oversee the Treasury function; Review the Daily Cash Flow Report and assign the Weekly AP Spend Allocation; Approve weekly Cheque, Wire, and EFT Payments

Responsible for providing leadership, direction, and support in the areas of financial reporting, accounting analysis, and finance project management to all departments within the business

Ensure integrity of financial information and compliance with accounting policies and procedures and ensure a proper system of internal controls to protect corporate assets and satisfy external audit requirements

Manage and coordinate the interim and year-end audit with external auditors; Work with external consultants; Lead for CRA and other Provincial desk audits

Responsible for quarterly and annual tax provision and compliance, including reviewing the monthly Commodity Sales Tax submissions and calculations

Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual Statistics Canada surveys

Responsible for setting the tone for a team-oriented climate, stressing co-operation and communication

Key role in performance reviews, promotions, and hiring/terminations

August 2016 - September 2017 Glentel Inc.

*Senior Internal Auditor - Finance

Strong knowledge of C-SOX/SOX compliance requirements and COSO/COBIT framework

Developed testing strategies for assessing the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures

Gained a sound understanding of internal controls and risk management principles, control testing, and other auditing techniques through strong execution of audits which ensured that financial processes were compliant with corporate policies, regulatory standards, and IFRS

Understood business objectives and assessed risks to determine scope, focus, and plan appropriate audit methodology for the NI 52-109 program, including IT General and Entity Level Controls

Identified control gaps and provided constructive recommendations for improvement in a timely manner where deficiencies existed, with regular follow-up and support to management for the remediation efforts, while maintaining strong working relationships with management to facilitate communication regarding the provision of audit services and resolution of audit issues

Developed and maintained internal control documentation, including narratives and process flow charts; Assessed the overall adequacy of the risk and control matrices as part of walkthroughs, with a keen eye for process and operational improvements

Assisted with projects as required, such as implementation of systems, and operational and compliance audits; Assisted management with Privacy & PCI compliance

Performed segregation of duties reviews

Coordinated with external auditors and consultants to ensure the internal control processes were effective and efficient

December 2015 - July 2016 Colliers International

*Commission Accounting Manager - North America Finance & Accounting

Commission Accounting & Payroll

Led and oversaw the day to day accounting activities related to North America commissions and managed and guided a team of 10 direct reports

Audited the commission schedules in the Deal Tracking System against the agreements for brokers, and reviewed co-broker disbursement requests against supporting documentation

Reviewed payroll entries completed by the Commission Payroll Administrator for accuracy and reviewed and approved commission payables and submitted to the Payroll Team for payout

Revenue Recognition & Financial Reporting

Monthly lead of internal audit of revenue recognition and main point person for all revenue recognition inquiries from the Operations Team

Reviewed and posted daily cash receipt journal entries into the general ledger; reviewed and posted month end journal entries such as bad debt provision, loan interest, and deferred compensation amortization

Reviewed monthly and quarterly account reconciliations and ensured compliance with all SOX controls; setup new revenue and payable accounts in the GL as needed

Additional Tasks

Provided support to the branch offices, administrative managers, and brokers with queries related to commissions, as well as on the use of the Deal Tracking System as it relates to recording revenue and calculating commission

Liaised with both external and internal auditors on all SOX and audit requests and matters

August 2014 - November 2015 Sysco Vancouver

*Accounting Manager - Finance

Weekly & Monthly Financial Reporting

Compiled and analyzed financial information, along with monitoring compliance with GAAP and Sysco’s policies, procedures, and accounting standards (SOX and FAMM) to produce accurate financial information

Supervised an accounting team of 4 accountants and performed ongoing review, investigations, and corrections to ensure consistency and accuracy of financial information

Prepared weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for internal and external authorization and distribution with relevant commentary and explanations for variances from annual Plan and prior fiscal year

Performed intercompany consolidation and completed first review and signoff on Balance Sheet and Income Statement

Completed first review and signoffs on all monthly schedules and journal entries, along with the daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly account reconciliations

Additional Tasks

Hosted monthly variance meetings with department leads for Operations, Selling, and G&A to analyze results for the month and inquired about variances from Plan and from prior year

Calculated the Weekly Commissions for Sales Reps and the Monthly Bonus for District Sales Managers for payroll

Completed the annual Income Tax Return and assisted with the preparation of the Profit Plan

May 2014 - August 2014 Sysco Vancouver

*Internal Auditor - Finance

Customer Contract Pricing Audits & Additional Tasks

Prepared customer contract pricing audit calendar and completed audits as per the audit schedule and communicated audit results in a timely manner to management for Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna Operating Companies

Completed other ad hoc projects such as performing special audits for Sysco management and executed customer’s requests for contract pricing audits; Assisted with completing SOX Assessment audits for Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna Operating Companies

Monitored compliance with Sysco’s policies and accounting standards; Maintained and reviewed the security access process; Assisted with the daily Cheque and EFT payment process

October 2011 - May 2014 Best Buy Canada Ltd.

*Senior Accountant Controllership - Internal Audit & Compliance

Internal Control and Compliance Testing

Team lead on SOX 404 Program evaluating that internal controls and procedures for financial and IT reporting are effective and are documented on a quarterly basis; Responsible for planning, coordinating, preparation, and maintenance of control and testing documentation; Performed annual testing, analyzing, summarizing, and communicating of test results to senior management

Assisted with the SOX 302 Program ensuring that all material information was disclosed by the Company’s CEOs and CFOs on a quarterly basis to the Audit Committee

Performed monthly Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation and Journal Entry Scorecarding to ensure that the accounting staff prepared account reconciliations and journal entries within the Company’s Finance Policy

Financial Reporting & Analysis

Prepared Best Buy Canada’s quarterly non-consolidated external financial statements and notes; Coordinated and assembled the quarterly related party transactions disclosure; Prepared Best Buy Canada’s legal entities annual financial statements for the Tax and Legal departments

Prepared month-end journal entries for any necessary accruals and provided variance analysis for monthly Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss meetings for senior management and directors

Additional Tasks

Performed quarterly Travel and Expenditure testing to ensure all employee expenses and corporate credit card reimbursements were within the Company’s Travel and Expense Policy

Main liaison between the Company’s external auditors and the Company’s accounting staff for interim period testing, quarterly reviews, and the annual year end audit; Responsible for attending store inventory counts, budget preparation, forecasting, and other tasks, projects, operational audits, and compliance investigations on an ad hoc basis

*Senior Staff Accountant (Public Practice 3 Month Busy Season Contract Positions)

March 2011 - May 2011 Entrust Chartered Accountants

February 2010 - April 2010 Smythe Ratcliffe Chartered Accountants

January 2009 - April 2009 Manning Elliott Chartered Accountants

September 2006 - December 2008 Ernst and Young LLP

Conducted year end Audits, Reviews, Notice to Reader engagements, and Personal and Corporate Tax Returns for clients in various industries in both private and public sector


Work efficiently and effectively in both individual and team environments and have demonstrated the ability to form professional and supportive relationships; Strong leadership skills and negotiation abilities

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including documentation; Exceptional interpersonal skills

Self-motivated and highly organized individual, with strong problem solving and analytical skills

Ability to work under pressure and meet competing deadlines with strong detail orientation and the ability to function efficiently and effectively in a fast paced and dynamic environment to meet established goals and objectives

Proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Dynamics AX; CaseWare, CaseView, QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Tax Prep, Profile, and ACL


Available upon request

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