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Title:  Accountant II(Tax experience)

Requisition Id:  20556
Job Function:  Finance
Career Area:  Corporate Jobs
Work Location:  Oakville Administrative Office

About Us:

At Stericycle, we deliver solutions and drive innovations that protect the environment, people, and public health. This includes working to create a more sustainable, shared future. Our innovative solutions make a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet by protecting their health and well-being. Change your career. Change your world. Join Stericycle and help protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for timely and accurate month-end execution of the Financial Statement Closing Process (FSCP) which includes the monthly closing and reporting of the books and records, related account reconciliations, cost accruals, analysis of financial statement variances to forecast and budget and general compliance with US GAAP and Stericycle Accounting Policies.  This position will be responsible for the accounting and close activities for US and Canadian Stericycle entities and could extend to other entities. 

Areas of focus / emphasis include:
•    Intercompany
•    Accounting for Income Tax
•    Compliance
•    Statutory
•    Business Combinations/ Divestitures
•    Account to Report (ATR)
•    Process Improvement

Key Job Activities:

1)    Support month end close by:
a)    Preparing journal entries and account reconciliations. 
b)    Analyzing financial statements components specific to areas of responsibility and investigating discrepancies and variances in results.
c)    Preparing accurate financial information supported by GAAP and in accordance with the company’s accounting policies. 
d)    Preparing supporting documentation for internal controls.

Providing support to tax department
2)    Prepare account reconciliations.  Resolve reconciling items by following up with his/ her team in an engaging and collaborative manner with cross-functional involvement.  Ensure items are resolved in the time proscribed by company policies.  
3)    Makes recommendations to continuously improve the Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP).
4)    Responsible for  preparing and maintaining adequate, accurate and complete management reports that help Stericycle’s functional leaders make insightful business decisions.
5)    Involved with compiling externally facing reports and the support for the quarterly and annual deliverables for external auditors.  Prepares information for statutory compliance.  Ensure that all IPE has source, parameters, and report logic controls that are adequately designed and effectively operating.
6)    Responsible for developing technical skills and soft skills needed to progress through the organization.    
7)    Ensures adherence with all applicable US GAAP guidance and internal Stericycle Accounting Policies and related control standards.
8)    Identifies and remediates internal control deficiencies in the areas/processes assigned.
9)    Prepares monthly journal entries with adequate support nd follows up as required.  Prepares analyses on accounts assigned.
10) Document standard operating procedures.
11) Adheres to department-wide and corporate initiatives.
12) Work with offshore team to ensure smooth coordination of processes with local team.

13)Reconciliation of intercompanies

14)Experience in dealing with different currencies



Preferred Education: in Bachelors or Equivalent

Experience, education & competencies:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
•    Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Public Accountant designation or in the process of obtaining


1-3 years corporate accounting or audit preferred
•    At least 1 year of public accounting experience in audit or at least 2 years experience in general accounting demonstrating a good understanding of GAAP, Audit processes (internal / external) month-end closing process, general ledger accounts, and financial statement formats
Highly desirable: 
•    Experience in Canadian taxation desirable
•    Experience in effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leadership competently and effectively 
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Working knowledge of continuous improvement philosophies (Lean/Six Sigma) in a practical work setting
•    Prior experience documenting IPE controls and understanding MRC (Management Review Control) activities
•    Prior SAP experience
•    Strong Microsoft Excel Skills
•     Demonstrates proactive approach.  Willingness to create new solutions in a changing environment
•    Understands flexibility required during period of corporate change

Key Competencies
•    Successfully completes challenging and stretching tasks and assignments.  
•    Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.  Maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results.  
•    Works well in team environment.
•    Delivers the highest-quality work meeting the needs and requirements of internal and external customers.  
•    Skilled at dealing comfortably with more senior managers.  


Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, RRSP matching, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.