General Accountant

Term of Position: Permanent Full-time

Location: Ottawa, Ontario with option for remote work

Apply by: June 24, 2022

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The General Accountant provides accounting and financial analytic support to all companies across the Constellation.  Reporting to the Financial Analyst, the incumbent is responsible for a broad range of accounting activities and will interact with company staff, external customers and vendors from across Canada.  Effective communication and organization skills as well as strong problem-solving capabilities will be required to be successful in the role.



  • Operational Accounting:
    • Obtain approval for all invoices received and post into the SAGE accounting system;
    • Perform monthly vendor payment processing for the group;
    • Responsible for the monthly Accounts Payable (A/P) reconciliation processes, including proper filing of A/P invoices;
    • Support Accounts Receivable, invoicing, payment processing, and revenue recognition activities;
    • Assist with employee expense reports as needed;
    • Assist with payroll processing as needed;
  • General Accounting & Month-End Activities:
    • Perform monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts and update cash forecast file as needed;
    • Prepare reconciliations and analyze a broad range of balance sheet accounts, including intercompany accounts;
    • Manage fixed asset accounting;
    • Prepare journal entries;
    • Generate monthly financial reports for use by the management team;
  • Other:
    • Ensure strong internal controls are maintained within areas of responsibility;
    • Support the Financial Analyst and VP Finance as required;
    • Other duties as required by our fast-paced, dynamic environment;



  • 3-year College diploma or University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Business Administration, etc.) required;
  • CPA designation (or working towards) preferred;
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience within a finance / accounting environment;
  • Experience in Simply Accounting/Sage 50 preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, with strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook;
  • Ability to adapt easily to new software;
  • Knowledge of financial and contracting practices;
  • Ability to plan and organize day-to-day workload and set priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;



Please submit your cover letter/resume through the recruitment portal at and complete the associated pre-screening assessment.  The pre-screening assessment examines a candidate’s experience/skills for the role and mitigates any unconscious identity bias during our initial screening process. During this assessment, you should avoid including any identifying information, such as references to gender, geographic location, nationality, and/or age.

If you pass the initial pre-screening assessment, your cover letter/resume will be reviewed by the hiring committee. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process with hiring committee members.  If you have any questions about this process, kindly direct your enquiries to