Process Improvement Support Analyst

We are looking for an process analyst to join our client’s team.  Working with a blend of on and shore Accounts Payable teams, they will review data, current process and reports and identify key areas for improvement and drive improvements within the department

 

Duties Include:

  • Monitor issue resolution workflow to prevent escalations and identify improvement opportunities
  • Understand and analyze root causes to understand trends
  • Execute high value improvements to department’s processes with the goal of simplification, standardization, and automation, as conceptualized and planned by Sr Advisors
  • Support implementation of improvements into AP operations including documentation preparation and training
  • Provide change management support
  • Track Provide regular status updates on improvements to the team and management
  • the improvement plans vs actual
  • Create process maps and inventories
  • Prepare and maintain Job Aids, QRGs and FAQs related to improvements

 

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor level degree required. Preferred backgrounds: Business Administration, Business Process Management, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, Business Analysis, Project Management Change Management, Communication
  • 3 years of direct experience in AP, AR or Supply chain.  
  • Demonstrated experience involved with process improvements to an organization
  • Strong analytical skills: business processes, issues and trend analysis
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience in SAP and Oracle is preferred but strong technical aptitude in general is most important.

Accountant – Commodity Tax

Our client, a market leading integrated oil company is looking for an experienced Account to join their Commodity Tax team. This is a 12-month contract located in their head office in Calgary.

What you will be doing…

  • Prepare, file, and pay assigned Commodity Tax Returns, including analyze returns, code and reconcile appropriate accounts, maintain records and documentation, and manage internal and external inquiries and audit requests.
  • Review and analyze internal systems, processes, records, and accounts to ensure compliance and effectiveness, recover over-payments, and reduce assessment risks.
  • Maintain relevant systems and software including SMS (Structured Management System), SAP, MS Excel, and jurisdictional on-line reporting and payment systems.
  • Set-up and maintain Fuel and Sales Tax rates within the client’s in-house SMS system.
  • Review of customer tax set-up and ensure exemption documentation for fuel and sales tax is appropriately managed.
  • Assist with all internal and external compliance, communication, and reporting requirements including SOX compliance, Joint Venture audit queries, Business Continuity Plans, and Risk Management reporting.

What you will need to succeed…

Must Haves

  • Minimum 5 years related accounting experience.
  • Minimum 5 years experience with reconciliation.
  • 3-5 years experience with SAP Financial.
  • Advanced MS Excel capabilities: Macros, Pivot Tables, and working with large volumes of data.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with Downstream Oil & Gas.
  • Understanding of Fuel Tax, PST and GST legislation, including being able to read, interpret, and apply.
  • Experience using MS Access or other data analytics tools.

 

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help!

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com 

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Accounting Technician

Our client is one of Canada’s market leading integrated oil companies.  They have an immediate need for an Accounting Technician to join their team for a one year contract position in their Saskatoon office.

The main function of the Accounting Technician is to record, reconcile, analyze, resolve discrepancies, and provide reports for inventory volumetric and pricing for multiple products for multiple field site locations. The accounting technician will process inventory transactions, prepare journal entries, adjustments, reconciliations and reporting as required. Some travel will be required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inventory management including recording inventory transactions, maintaining book values for inventory and reconciling to physical volumetric
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve data discrepancies with minimal supervision (changed order)
  • Provide reporting for inventory as required
  • Inventory pricing reconciliation and FIFO tracking
  • Accounts payable for inventory purchases
  • Communicate with raw material and freight vendors to ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Communicate and attend meetings with various field site managers, operations management, marketing, and other internal/external parties
  • Prepare journal entries, adjustments and reconciliations as required
  • Various ad-hoc transactions and reporting as required
  • Providing support and backfill for senior and intermediate staff in the area of general accounting, forecasting, or budgets and planning
  • Reviewing current documentation and providing updates

MUST HAVE Qualifications:

  • Accounting degree or diploma
  • 2-4 years financial and/or accounting experience
  • Proficiency in the development of MS Excel spreadsheets; a good working knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical skills in order to provide relevant information and identify key issues and relationships to determine appropriate course of action to rectify deficiencies
  • Excellent business writing and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals and to identify and resolve problems with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time.
  • Exceptional skills in multi-tasking in a changing environment, often under pressure and within rigid time constraints
  • Exceptional attention to detail and critical thinking

NICE to HAVE Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in volumetric reporting
  • Knowledge of SAP

Looking for meaningful work? We can help!

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com  

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Fixed Asset Accounting Advisor

Our Client is one of the world's largest oil & gas service companies.

We currently have an available contract assignment for Fixed Asset Accounting Adviser in Houston, TX

Looking for – 

  • Works closely with the broader Capital Assets accounting team to prepare accurate and timely financials Leverages depth of technical expertise in fixed asset accounting and financial systems to support business needs.
  • 5+ years of fixed asset accounting experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of fixed asset accounting policies and procedures.
  • Review ERP-based calculations for accuracy and consistency.
  • Identifying variances to Reporting group where applicable Assist Analysts with complex transactions/issue resolution, as needed.
  • Strong experience with U.S. and Canadian regulatory practices and requirements.
  • To record fixed asset accounting entries, asset retirement, preparation of FERC form 2/3.

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Accounts Payable Analyst

The Ian Martin Group is seeking an Account Payable Analyst who will be responsible for providing routine account payable activities, for a long term contract assignment.

Our client owns and operates the largest natural gas distribution network in North America and is relied on by millions of consumers for fuel.

We at Ian Martin envision a world where everyone is connected in meaningful work and if you find great meaning in developing some of the most widely used products in the world, then we have the career path for you.

On a day to day basis your work will include:

  • Gather and analyze account payable data;
  • Prepare AP reports for management;
  • Conduct day to day AP functions and duties as required.

Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Finance / Accounting, 7 or more years’ experience, and a wide range of commonly used accounting knowledge, will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HFM Consolidation Manager

Our Midstream client is looking for a HFM Consolidation Manager. They will be responsible for validating the conversion of financial data from existing SAP, Oracle and HFM applications to a new HFM application with new defined metadata.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Smart View templates to compare data between different applications
  • Investigate and reconcile differences identified within legacy consolidation systems
  • Work overtime to meet critical deadlines

MUST HAVE qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 10 + years accounting experience
  • FDMEE/HFM experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • General understanding of HFM consolidations process and external financial reporting
  • Good oral and written communication skills

NICE TO HAVE qualifications:

  • CPA preferred
  • Ability to see and communicate conceptually
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Team player who exhibits willingness to interact with others

Working Conditions:

Office working environment, works within a project team for HFM implementation.   Some overtime will likely be required to meet project timelines.

 

 

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Accounting Analyst III

Our Midstream Energy client is looking for an Accounting Analyst. They will be responsible for validating the conversion of financial data from existing SAP, Oracle and HFM applications to a new HFM application with new defined metadata.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Smart View templates to compare data between different applications
  • Investigate and remediate differences identified within legacy consolidation systems
  • Work overtime to meet critical deadlines

MUST HAVE qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 4 years accounting experience
  • FDMEE/HFM experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • General understanding of HFM consolidations process and external financial reporting
  • Good oral and written communication skills

NICE TO HAVE qualifications:

  • CPA preferred
  • Ability to see and communicate conceptually
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Team player who exhibits willingness to interact with others

Working Conditions:

Office working environment, works within a project team for HFM implementation.   Some overtime will likely be required to meet project timelines.

 

 

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Accounting Analyst II

Our Midstream Energy client is looking for a junior/intermediate Accounting Analyst. The Accounting Analyst will be responsible for validating the conversion of financial data from existing SAP, Oracle and HFM applications to a new HFM application with new defined metadata.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Smart View templates to compare data between different applications
  • Investigate and remediate differences identified within legacy consolidation systems
  • Work overtime to meet critical deadlines

MUST HAVE qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 4 years accounting experience
  • FDMEE/HFM experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • General understanding of HFM consolidations process and external financial reporting
  • Good oral and written communication skills

NICE TO HAVE qualifications:

  • CPA preferred
  • Ability to see and communicate conceptually
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Team player who exhibits willingness to interact with others

Working Conditions:

Office working environment, works within a project team for HFM implementation.   Some overtime will likely be required to meet project timelines.

 

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Financial Accountant

Our Public Sector client in Toronto, ON is looking to hire a  “Financial Accountant – 2019-117-2” for 6 months of contract role.

As a “Financial Accountant – 2019-117-2” is responsible for maintaining a portion of the general ledger through analysis, journal entries and reconciliations.  The Financial Accountants will also support the Accounts Payable department with allocation of shared costs, and some data entry of invoices.

Job Description:
Scope of Services and Deliverables:

  • Prepare reconciliations and journal entries for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform calculation and analysis of key performance indicators.
  • Perform financial analysis to monitor accuracy and completeness of financial results.
  • Identify and communicate issues and impact to Manager and recommend options for resolution.
  • Support various accounts payable functions.
  • Support interim and year-end financial statement audits, working closely with the Financial Accountants.
  • Perform cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested.
  • Other deliverables as required

Financial Accountant Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The Financial Accountant(s) are responsible for maintaining a portion of the general ledger through analysis, journal entries and reconciliations.  The Financial Accountants will also support the Accounts Payable department with allocation of shared costs, and some data entry of invoices. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The key responsibilities of this position are:

  • Prepare reconciliations and journal entries for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform calculation and analysis of key performance indicators.
  • Perform financial analysis to monitor accuracy and completeness of financial results.
  • Identify and communicate issues and impact to Manager and recommend options for resolution.
  • Support various accounts payable functions.
  • Support interim and year-end financial statement audits, working closely with the Financial Accountants.
  • Perform cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University Degree
  • Designation of Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant, or Certified Management Accountant is required.
  • Two (2) years of related work experience
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Naturally takes initiative with good judgment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced or expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.

 

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.”

 

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Contract Specialist II-US

Do you want to work for one of the largest Utility company in Massachusetts? They are currently looking for a “Contract Specialist” to support their facility in Waltham, MA.  If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Job Purpose:

This position will include support associated with the day-to-day relationship, contract management, and project management of transmission customer projects to ensure superior customer satisfaction, compliance with contracts and tariffs, to enhance corporate reputation

Job Description:

The Commercial Services Account Management team manage the community of transmission customers that connect to or operate within our networks in New England. This role includes support associated with the day-to-day relationship, contract management, and project management of transmission customer projects to ensure superior customer satisfaction, compliance with contracts and tariffs, to enhance corporate reputation. This position will provide overall support to the Account Management team and will entail the management and contract administration of a portfolio of interconnection projects to ensure seamless communication with customers and internal team members to meet customer priorities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage and direct customer activities in order to deliver solutions to achieve superior customer satisfaction within assigned account portfolio.
  • Administer new interconnection requests by participating in internal and external scoping meetings, negotiating study agreements, and documenting status of new and developing requests.
  • Ensure all interconnection requirements are appropriately assessed, designed, planned, resourced and scheduled in a timely and cost-effective manner to ensure best value for client and the interconnecting customer.
  • Research and respond to customer or internal requests related to contract provisions; including billing.
  • Coordinate with Network Strategy, Project Management and Operations to communicate capital project and outage information to customers, to provide superior customer service and meet contractual obligations.
  • Validate that meeting provisions contained within our contracts including scope, schedule, and budget items. Communicate internally and with customers on variations.
  • Ensure data and status associated with customer and contract information is incorporated into Salesforce system for accurate reporting and account continuity.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong background in Contract Management, Electric Utilities and/or Construction is a plus
  • Legal background and knowledge of contracting terms & conditions, strongly preferred
  • Public Speaking – Contract Specialist must be comfortable speaking in front of both large and small groups. Contract Specialist may often lead meetings or be required to facilitate discussions with individual customers
  • Written Communication – Contract Specialist is responsible for maintaining main contract documents and relaying information to customers and stakeholders. Individual is required to process large amounts of information and write clear and concise project agreement documents that convey our policy and the scope of the project.
  • Stakeholder Management – Contract Specialist will be expected to maintain a relationship with all our & Customers. Individual should expect to check in with all stakeholders.
  • Analytical Skills – Contract Specialist will be required to input data and structure reports to aid in the management of the contract and for tracking purposes.
  • Project Management – Preference is for Contract Specialist to have Project Management experience and be familiar with lifecycle of a project. The Contract Specialist will be expected to lead meetings and track/report on status of active issues.
  • Negotiations – Contract Specialist will contribute to the negotiation on the contracts process. Proven experience negotiating contracts is a plus
  • Problem Solver – the large portion of the Contract Specialists time will be solving problems. Contract Specialist is required to perform analysis and make a recommendation and gain buy-in.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Contract Management – at least 5+ years of experience
  • High level competencies in relationship management, communication, and conflict resolution
  • Travel – some local travel may be required to customer sites. Remote working arrangements are available.
  • Negotiating and Reporting
  • Strong Probability and decision-making skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy is a must
  • Proficiency – Microsoft Office applications – more advanced Word skills are a plus.
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment and function as a team member to accomplish the Departments goals
  • Effective communications skills and a Good Listener
  • Team participation – willing to step in and help others
  • Stress management skills

Project Analyst II-US

Do you want to work for one of the largest Utility company in Massachusetts? They are currently looking for a Project Analyst to support their facility in Waltham, MA.  If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Job Purpose:

The Project Analyst is accountable to perform a wide range of functions which will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the development and production of periodic financial performance metrics on jurisdictional/portfolio spend and operational costs for inclusion in monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including relevant variance analysis and commentary on results.
  • Coordinate with the IS Finance, Planning & Performance Management and US Program Delivery teams, acting as financial point of contact and assist with implementing value initiatives to help IS in developing the right metrics to measure its performance and to standardize processes & tools.
  • Operationally facilitate the monthly forecasting process, ensuring completeness and adherence to process.
  • Utilize historical financial data to assist with the development of project budget, resource and forecasting plans.
  • Assist Program Delivery Managers/Project Managers with the development of monthly/fiscal year end accruals.
  • Assist in ad-hoc reporting to support requests.
  • Responsible for maintaining reports and performance documentation.
  • Support Project Online

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate(s) will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree and more than 3+ years of related experience OR in lieu of a degree, equivalent work experience.
  • Must have recent Project Analyst experience with a focus on Investment and Project/Portfolio Planning, and Forecasting, including operational resources and program costs.
  • Working knowledge of Operating vs. Capital Expense rules for internal software development
  • Analysis of business performance and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Knowledge of MS Project, and/or other Project Management software and demonstrated proficiency with the MS Office Suite of products is a must.
  • Experience in fact finding including knowledge and understanding of where to find and how to present relevant information.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with JIRA and Agile Craft.
  • Proven IS business acumen.
  • Experience in Process Improvement projects
  • Proficiency in SharePoint 2010 or newer
  • Handle multiple tasks and determine priorities in an ever-changing environment while remaining flexible/adaptable as priorities change.
  • Work independently as well as in a team-based environment.
  • Organize and prioritize work effectively and efficiently.
  • Quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile and analyses complex information and data.
  • Problem solve by providing timely and accurate interpretation of analyses.
  • Communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare and conduct a quality presentation to large groups, all levels of leadership and key stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Positively influence others and gain their cooperation.