Senior Accountant

Saint John, NB

Venor is pleased to partner with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires N.B. & P.E.I. Division, Inc, who are currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join their finance team. Reporting to the Director of Finance, Transformation and Analytics and based in their headquarters in Saint John, NB.

Founded in 1946, The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires is a Not-For-Profit with a social mandate to provide meaningful employment to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families, or others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians. Their services have evolved over time to meet the needs of our veterans, our clients, and our communities. As an equal opportunity employer, The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires is committed to achieving a competent and committed workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. 

The ideal candidate will not only possess strong accounting knowledge and skills but will also have a strong aptitude for leadership and analytical thinking. As a Senior Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in leading the finance team, managing, and developing financial dashboards, and providing strategic insights to drive business decisions.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead and mentor members of the finance team , fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance and support to team members, ensuring timely completion of tasks and adherence to best practices.
  • Continually build team knowledge while promoting cross-functional training and learning.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align financial goals with overall business objectives.
  • Take a key role in the implementation of financial and operational technologies as we continually modernize the business.

Financial Reporting and Analysis:

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, to provide insights into the company’s financial performance.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting for our National Office.
  • Ensuring that all monthly/quarterly reconciliations of key balance sheet and income statement accounts are completed.
  • Preparing reporting templates that are key inputs into internal management reports and quarterly board submissions.
  • Maintain & optimize driver based financial models that are used for forecasting and planning purposes, so to reduce time and increase accuracy.
  • Conduct variance analysis to explain deviations from actual, budgeted or forecasted financial results and recommend corrective actions.

Dashboard Management:

  • Develop, design, implement, and manage dashboards and reporting tools to track key performance indicators (KPIs) and provide real-time insights into the company’s organizational health from an operational and financial perspective.
  • Customize dashboards to meet the needs of various stakeholders, ensuring accessibility and usability across different departments.
  • Continuously evaluate and enhance dashboard functionalities to improve data visualization and decision-making capabilities.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, regulations, and internal policies, keeping abreast of changes in accounting principles and reporting requirements.
  • Ensuring all regulatory remittances are completed and remitted accurately and on-time.  
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks through effective internal controls, risk assessments, and compliance monitoring activities.
  • Lead the annual external audit and other regulatory examinations, providing necessary documentation, reconciliations, and on-going support as needed.

Process Improvement:

  • Streamline financial processes and workflows to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and scalability, leveraging automation and technology solutions where applicable.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and revenue enhancement through process optimization and performance analysis.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the finance team, encouraging feedback and innovation from team members, as we continually look to optimize and improve the business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; while a CPA or relevant professional certification is viewed as advantageous, it is not mandatory for this role.
  • Proven experience of at least 5 years in accounting or finance roles, with a focus on financial analysis, reporting, leadership and potential interest to pursue a CPA.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and communicate findings effectively to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting, and budgeting techniques.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and regulations (GAAP, IFRS, etc.).
  • Experience with financial software, BI applications, and ERP systems; proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and other data analysis tools.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, with a commitment to delivering high-quality work under tight deadlines and always looking to improve and optimize.
  • A team player with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities and business needs.
  • To work in an environment that fosters growth and continually willing to learn and build knowledge about business and industry.

At Venor, we embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

Please reach out to Alex Armsworthy via alex@venor.ca or Alisha Dsouza via alisha@venor.ca

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