General Accountant (ECH-ON)

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L4W 0A5

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners. Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

We are caring. We are leaders. We are innovators. We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

The General Accountant, under the direction of the Manager Accounting, is focused on preparing and assisting with monthly, quarterly, and year end activities. The General Accountant will assist the Senior Accountant in various department tasks including journal entries, reconciliations and accruals.

What You Will Do 

  • Assisting with monthly, quarterly and year end General and Investment accounting and reporting
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial statements, audits, and any other quarterly/annual reporting requirements 
  • Ensuring accuracy of data, regulatory compliance and performance measurement
  • Assisting in Accounts Payable processing and issuing of payments
  • Reconciling investments assets and cash balances, researching discrepancies, investigating questionable transactions 
  • Assisting in the preparation of investment reports to management 
  • Working with HR, responsible for payroll related entries and reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly intercompany reconciliations, investigations, bank reconciliations and addressing any differences
  • Preparing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and adjusting entries on the balance sheet and income statement accounts 
  • Assisting in general ledger, system processes and testing
  • Assisting with regulatory reporting on quarterly/annual P&C and IBC files, statements and worksheets 
  • Providing support regarding strategic management planning and implementation including presenting and analyzing of internal controls
  • Preparing working papers for auditors review, discussing any variances  and assisting the Accounting Supervisor on year-end audit functions

Who You Are 

  • University degree/College diploma in Accounting or Business related discipline
  • 3 years experience in similar role is required, Investment accounting experience is an asset
  • CPA preferred or in process of obtaining
  • Insurance industry experience preferred
  • Excellent computer knowledge and MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Familiarity with general ledger systems
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills

What’s In It For You

  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package  
  • Annual shared success program based on performance 
  • Defined Contributon Pension Plan with a matching contribution component 
  • Complimentary CAA Membership 

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Echelon Insurance will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. As an organization we are focused on safety, wich includes the safety and well-being of our Associates. Therefore, you must be and remain fully vacinated as a condition of employment.