Accountant – Finance and Accounting – Corus

Toronto, ON, Canada
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
Corus’ brands deliver compelling, engaging, interactive and informative content to millions of people every day. The company’s portfolio of television services encompasses 37 specialty television channels and 15 conventional television stations. Corus’ collection of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. The Program Rights finance team is an integral part of the team that brings this exciting content to Canadians.
General Accountant Finance, Program Rights
Division: Finance
Work Status: Contract (1 year)
Location: Toronto
About the Role:
Corus has an exciting full time opportunity for a General Accountant in our Toronto head office. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance, you will work closely with both finance and operational groups to accurately report financial results. As the successful candidate, you have a proven track record of driving continuous improvement in a strong internal controls environment, and completing a timely monthly financial close and reporting process. You have demonstrated strong communication skills, meeting expectations of finance and operational teams you support, and the ability to prioritize multiple objectives.

General accounting duties, including the preparation of monthly adjusting entries, accruals, and payments reconciliation
Process program rights invoices:, code, obtain approvals , track invoices, apply payments in the program rights database
Responsible for reconciliation of media services operational expenses, preparation on monthly journal entries
Responsible for preparation of the new additions cash flow, reconciliation, and preparation of the journal entries to record monthly discounting on assets and liabilities
Respond to Vendor inquiries, investigate invoice related issues/inquiries from various internal Corus departments
Prepare audit samples selections for internal and external auditors
Prepare ad-hoc analysis, reports, and special projects as necessary
The preceding is a summary of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position.
About You
What We Need From You:
University graduate in Business Administration, Finance or Commerce; studying towards completion of recognized accounting designation such as CPA
Minimum 1+ years of related finance experience in large organization
Advanced Excel and database skills required
Strong business acumen including through understanding of financial accounting principles
Advanced analytical skills demonstrated by ability to get into the details and understanding big picture simultaneously
If You Have the Following….We Want to Hear From You!
Demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with multiple and changing priorities;
Excellent communication skills with both finance and non-finance staff
Project management, consensus and leadership abilities
Interest in review of process flow and providing recommendations for improvement
Keen attention to detail and accuracy
Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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