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Kepler is on a Mission to bring the internet to space. Incorporated in 2015, Kepler’s guiding star is to enable the space economy through the creation of a communication network in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) that will provide connectivity services to other space missions, be they on orbit in LEO, MEO, GEO, or beyond.  With an expanding base of early customers and our first 15 satellites in orbit, Kepler is continuing to grow and expand its most important asset – the Team! Based out of our HQ in Toronto and with an office in the UK and a newly formed office in the US we are building towards a truly global company delivering a product for the whole world.

You can’t run a successful space company without diligent bookkeeping and a resourceful Finance Team.  To that end we are looking for a top-tier Senior Accountant who has a solid understanding of accounting under ASPE, best practices and a keen desire to apply that in the development of the Accounting function at a fast-growing, well-funded company.

A Senior Accountant at Kepler is not the typical accounting role in that responsibilities can span across multiple areas. This includes, financial reporting, tax, internal controls, process optimization, treasury management, operational support and other ad hoc projects.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience post-designation, ideally in a fast-moving startup environment.  The ability to contribute and communicate in an entrepreneurial environment with visibility and interaction with the top team and senior leadership across the company.  We are a team oriented and mission driven company and are looking for those who work and communicate well in a team and believe in the mission of bringing the internet to space. 

Kepler Communications has a flexible work policy and we can meet your situational needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the timely close of month/quarter/year-end accounting process and actively implement or maintain internal controls including JE review, AR, AP

  • Develop and prepare financial statements and related supporting schedules and memos

  • Research and assess accounting impact of transactions under ASPE

  • Support year end audits and corporate tax filings.

  • Ensure compliance with local, provincial, federal and US reporting requirements (payroll tax, HST, annual filings)

  • Work with external advisors to determine appropriate transfer pricing and other tax strategies and prepare the appropriate supporting documents to support

  • Create repeatable finance processes and maintain process documents.

  • Contribute to ERP system implementation.

  • Maintain data integrity of financial information through monitoring transactions and reconciliation work

  • Prepare board reporting and variance analysis

  • Work closely with various stakeholders and functions to provide ad hoc analysis and reports. Work with bookkeeper and mentor junior staff.

  • Contribute to a team effort and undertake other special projects on an as needed basis - such as applications for grants/contract bids, expansions, treasury management

Requirements

  • CPA/CA designation, 3 year + post-designation
  • Full cycle accounting and audit experience under ASPE or IFRS
  • A self-learner with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities while meeting timelines
  • Outstanding critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Dependable and results driven.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications; specifically, advanced features of Excel.

Bonus Points:

  • Previous experience with US GAAP
  • Experience in a high-growth, fast-paced start-up environment or manufacturing/telecom
  • Experience with ERP systems such as Netsuite, Microsoft
  • Experience with tax filings, compliance in Canada and the US

Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People & Culture team, through our Career Page to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

Kepler Communications

Kepler Communications

Canada, Toronto, Ontario

Posted 24d ago

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