Specialist, Senior Accountant

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 24, 2021
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Specialist, Senior Accountant

Required Qualifications

  • Responsible for the month-end close process and consolidation of several entities
  • Site lead for benefits accounting and financial reporting at GDLS-Canada
  • Assess accounting impacts and enter journals for consolidation as applicable
  • Responsible for monthly accounting journals for benefit-related amounts
  • Analyze account balances, and prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations


  • Monitor required funding levels of pension plans; co-ordinate contribution payments with treasury
  • Prepare annual Pension Financial Statements including lead on audit
  • Maintain appropriate risk mitigation procedures to address pension governance requirements
  • Support business planning and budget process for employee benefit-related costs


  • Support internal and external audits; compile data and provide supporting documentation
  • Prepare / assist with ad-hoc financial reporting
  • Non-routine tasks may include analysis / reconciliation projects / system testing


Position Requirements:

Required Qualifications

  • University degree &/or college diploma in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) or in progress
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years relevant experience
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with financials in an ERP system environment
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to travel (5% US & Int'l) and be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport

Preferred Qualifications

  • University degree
  • Strong MS Office skills, including MS Excel
  • Oracle experience


General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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