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JEA Pension System Solutions

About the job

James Evans and Associates, Ltd. (JEA) is a Victoria-based company that has been doing business in Canada and the United States for over 40 years. We have an excellent, well-established reputation in the Canadian and US pension industry. JEA offers SaaS and on-premises pension system administration solutions, along with pension system consulting services to a variety of clients with a diversity of needs. With over 40 years of history, JEA has proven we are both adaptable and reliable and that, above all, we strive to form true partnerships with our clients, ensuring that we develop, implement, and support the "best in class" pension solutions for their organizations and members. JEA has approximately 100 employees and has offices in Victoria, BC, and Winnipeg, MB, as well as remote workers across Canada.

Position Summary

JEA is seeking an experienced Controller to lead the company’s day-to-day accounting, HR, and administration functions with a start date in October 2021. This is a hands-on role for someone with a lot of initiative who enjoys a collegial work environment. This position reports to the VP Finance with management of the company’s Administrative Assistant.

Job Description

  • Manage JEA’s accounting system and general ledger, ensure timely and accurate month- and year-end closings, review and reconcile account balances
  • Establish and maintain internal control safeguards and develop, implement, and maintain accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage and process transactions related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, leases, and credit facilities, and maintain related records
  • Manage daily banking activities, monitor cash balances and process payments
  • Manage and process payroll and administer JEA’s employee benefits programs
  • Ensure compliance with all local, provincial, and federal reporting requirements and tax filings, including business registration filings, WCB, and PST and GST/HST returns
  • Coordinate activities with JEA’s auditors and tax accountants, respond to inquiries and provide supporting information as required
  • Administer JEA’s time tracking application, work with managers to set up project codes and ensure that timesheets are submitted and approved on time
  • Manage JEA’s HR policies and programs, including recruitment, onboarding, issues management, and terminations, review and update related company policies such as the Employee Handbook
  • Coordinate with external advisors, including HR, legal, and accounting, on general corporate and employment matters as needed
  • Oversee office operations and corporate insurance policies, coordinate with landlord and facilities vendors, participate in office planning activities and prepare internal staff communications
  • Monitor best practices and industry trends to identify, recommend, and implement improvements to internal controls, process efficiency, reporting quality, and other related areas
  • Prepare financial analysis and management reporting, such as project costings, trend analysis, and budget variance reports as needed
  • Perform other related duties and manage special projects as required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • CPA designation
  • 7+ years of experience in finance and operations including 2+ years of supervisory responsibility
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards and of ASPE in particular
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills including the ability to multi-task with competing priorities
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Must be able to work independently and possess a strong drive to complete work on tight schedules
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • A passion for getting things done and an appreciation for detail
  • Knowledge of Sage 50 Accounting is a plus
  • Software industry experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with government R&D tax incentives such as SR&ED is a plus

Other Requirements

  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance as a condition of employment
  • Must be willing to occasionally work outside normal work schedule to achieve deadlines


Due to COVID-19 this position will be working from home for now with the expectation of eventually working at least one day per week from JEA’s headquarters in Victoria, BC

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Senior Level, Director

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