Manager, Financial Accounting (Hybrid)

Windsor, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario
Competitive Salary
March 5, 2024
April 4, 2024
Job Type
CPA status

Green Shield Canada (GSC) is revolutionizing the healthcare industry as part of our mission to ensure better health for all!

In 1957, our founder, pharmacist William Wilkinson, witnessed a mother sacrifice her health by forgoing her own medicine to ensure she could afford a prescription for her sick daughter. He knew there had to be a better way! He introduced North America’s first prepaid drug plan, and Green Shield was born as a not-for-profit health benefits provider that re-invested its earnings to support better health for all Canadians.

Today, we follow in the footsteps of our founder as we continue our pursuit of a better way. No longer just a traditional health and dental benefits provider, Green Shield is now the first integrated health services organization in Canada that is both a payer (offering insurance, administering benefits, and paying claims) and a provider (offering medical, mental health, and pharmacy services).

This means we can uniquely offer:

  • Direct access to real time professional health services
  • Convenience to engage our services anywhere, anytime, effortlessly
  • Integration of our services, creating a seamless experience
  • Improved health outcomes via preventative care and treatment, and data driven insights

This evolution also deepens our social mission through both financial support and the direct delivery of services to support local communities and underserved populations across Canada.


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Manager, Financial Accounting to oversee and manager our financial accounting activities. The Manager, Financial Accounting will play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of our financial information.  The successful candidate will have a strong background in financial accounting and consolidation, exceptional leadership skills, and a proven ability to drive process improvements and deliver results.

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis:
    • Prepare and analyze financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements in compliance with IFRS.
    • Conduct detailed financial analysis to identify trends, variances, and areas for improvement, and provide insightful recommendations to senior management.
    • Develop and maintain financial reporting tools, templates, and processes to streamline and enhance financial reporting efficiency.
  • General Ledger Management:
    • Oversee the general ledger accounting activities, ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial records.
    • Review and approve journal entries, account reconciliations, and other financial transactions.
    • Establish and enforce accounting policies and procedures to maintain internal controls and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Financial Operations:
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Corporate Accounting, FP&A, Treasury and others to ensure timely and accurate financial information.
    • Monitor and analyze key financial metrics to support effective decision-making.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement, automation, and optimization of financial processes.
  • External Audit and Compliance:
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for external auditors and manage the audit process to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Prepare and provide required financial information and documentation for external reporting purposes.
    • Stay updated with changes in accounting standards, regulations, and best practices and ensure adherence to relevant guidelines.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on technical accounting matters, drafting position papers and relevant note disclosures.
  • Team Management and Leadership:
    • Lead, mentor, and develop a team of financial accountants, providing guidance, feedback, and training to enhance their skills and performance.
    • Set performance goals, conduct performance evaluations, and facilitate professional growth opportunities for team members.
    • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment, promoting teamwork, open communication and continuous improvement.


  • Proven experience (7+ years) in financial accounting, preferably in a managerial or supervisory role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
  • CPA designation or equivalent.
  • Strong understanding of IFRS accounting standards.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (financial reporting, accounting, and consolidation).
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide strategic insights.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, with a focus on meeting deadlines.
  • Strong leadership abilities with the capacity to motivate and develop a team.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, to convey financial information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience working with standard accounting systems (ERP).


  • Experience working with Quickbooks and Sage accounting system.
  • Experience working with Caseware.
  • Industry experience in benefits administration, insurance or a related field.

Applications will be received until 7 p.m. EST, Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

Our purpose is rewarding, but we don’t stop there.  Check out these perks:

  • Time to recharge: Vacation days, an end of year holiday shutdown, and even your birthday off!
  • Extensive health and wellness benefits starting on day 1: We are in the health benefits business, after all!
  • A flexible work schedule: The flexibility to work from home 3 days a week.

Proficiency in English is required for this position. As part of this role, you will be required to communicate with colleagues, clients, or customers who predominantly use English as their primary language. English language skills are essential to ensure effective and efficient communication, both verbally and in writing and will enable strong collaboration with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. By requiring English proficiency for this position, we aim to ensure that our employees can excel in their roles, collaborate, and communicate effectively, and contribute to the success of our organization. 

GS supports diversity, equity and inclusion in our teams and communities, and we value the unique contributions made by all individuals. Even if your experience doesn’t align perfectly to every requirement in this posting, but you are excited about this opportunity, we invite you to apply.  

We encourage applications from all candidates and will accommodate needs under human rights legislation throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please let us know of any accommodation through Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

Providing this information gives GS consent to use your personal information to assess your suitability for specific positions, future opportunities or for your personnel file. Your résumé will be held in strict confidence and will be viewed only by the Organization. Information may be stored outside of Canada and could be used for aggregate statistical purposes (which uses no personal identification).