Financial Support Officer


Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Member Accounting Department, the successful incumbent is responsible for the preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements of assigned Member Co-operatives. In addition, the person will provide day-to-day support to Co-op staff in recording of transactions.


• Prepare timely financial statements that present fairly the financial position of assigned Co-operatives. Due dates are set by the department.
• Ensure reports required from the Co-operatives for the monthly financial statements’ preparation are done by the Co-op and received on time.
• Maintain complete working papers (electronic when possible), and necessary back-up documentation.
• Analyze and review financial statements for reasonableness. Ensure balances are correct and information is complete.
• Prepare year-end financial statements with supporting working papers and back-ups, ready for review by the outside accountants.
• Assist outside accountants during their review of year-end financial statements.
• Prepare preliminary analysis reports.
• Recommend internal control procedures needed at the Co-operative.
• Provide accounting support to co-operative staff including Quasar support.
• Monitor and review Co-operatives transactions for errors or discrepancies.
• Monitor and follow up inventory count schedules and cut-off.
• Monitor and enforce inventory count policy through MMS.
• Assist in Co-op Manager’s training on Quasar accounting and reporting.
• Attend to Co-ops queries from government agencies as to GST remittances, Corporate taxes and Statistics Canada.
• Prepare and submit reports required by the department.
• Travel maybe required.
• Other duties and projects as assigned.

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