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Operational Financial Accountant

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Canada
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Full Time
5 days ago
Operational Financial Accountant

Dartmouth, NS, 201 Brownlow Avenue #4, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada • Halifax, NS, Canada Req #1295

Monday, September 19, 2022

Westland Insurance Group Ltd has an exciting opportunity for a Operational Financial Accountant in Dartmouth, NS. We are open to candidates based in other cities in NS and open for remote candidates in Eastern Canada. You will join a collection of incredibly vibrant, purpose driven, and open-minded people and be an integral part of our accounting team.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Diverse mix of staff and demonstrated work/life balance
  • Career growth opportunities and continuing education programs


The Opportunity:

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong organizational skills, adherence to company policy, and openness to work with various accounting teams, and business leaders.

In this role you'll:

Month End:
  • The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure that the monthly Financial statements are completed within 3 business days of month end:
  • Finalization of Month End TB, and loading into the central accounting system Business Central
  • Running and distribution of Month End Reports: TB, Income Statement, Various Production Reports, Commission reports, Growth Reports, Balance Sheet
  • Ensuring key reconciliations are performed: Bank, AR, AP
  • Being first point of contact for monthly variance analysis
  • Commercial Production reports as required
  • Performing accounting responsibilities such as but not limited to:
a. Preparing adjustment journals.

b. Assisting in the preparation of working papers

c. Preparing monthly bank reconciliations

d. Recording bank transactions.

  • Performing treasury-related responsibilities such as
a. Understanding how much cash is required in Operating accounts

b. Ensure all excess operating cash is sent to head office

c. Move commission income from trust to operating account

  • Perform Trust Accounts Payable Duties
  • Reconcile Company statements to transactions
  • transactions and statements are corrected
  • Pay Retail Sales taxes that are required
  • Perform Accounts Receivable Duties

a. Reconcile Direct Bill statements to deposits received in bank

b. Ensure Client Receivable balances are current

c. Deposit cheques received from client to the bank

d. Perform Aged Receivable review and follow up on outstanding balances

Here's what you bring:

  • University degree in accounting
  • CPA designation or pursuing a CPA designation is preferred
  • Intermediate level user of MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Customer service disposition with a desire to learn and grow
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • High degree of accuracy and keen attention to detail
  • Strong technical, analytical skills
  • Strong Desire to Learn


Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 195 locations and over 2,100 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expert advice to home, business, farm, life, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities.

Westland Insurance Ltd. is an inclusive organization that values diversity in its workforce. We listen, champion equality and diversity, and create safe welcoming spaces where everyone has a voice and is free to be themselves. Westland Insurance Ltd. encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at careers@westlandinsurance.ca
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  • Dartmouth, NS, 201 Brownlow Avenue #4, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Halifax, NS, Canada
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Banking, Finance and Insurance