Manager, Financial Accounting

April 30 2021
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting
Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

What we’re about

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience, so it’s not surprising that IMAX employees and their careers go beyond the ordinary. Our employees share a passion for quality in everything they do. Our Hollywood people are movie business insiders with years of production experience. Our technology experts are unashamedly geeky – people who can talk for hours, and be riveting, about color gamut and lasers. Our business people are consummate sales and marketing professionals who are spreading the IMAX word around the world.

Of course we offer all the benefits you’d expect from a company with over 50 years of history. Yet, beyond this, we know everyone works differently and is motivated by different things. That’s why we offer competitive pay and a wide assortment of benefits – to help you make the most of your life at work and away from it.

As the world’s leading entertainment technology company, IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies. Specializing in immersive motion picture technologies, our employees are driven by a passion to take audiences around the world to places they’ve only dreamed of.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together.

Required Skills

Reporting to the Senior Director, Assistant Controller, this role is responsible for the accounting and administration of the global commission plan, the accounting for the ex-pat compensation program, the oversight of the monthly payroll accounting process, including fringe benefits, and technical accounting related to non-standard compensatory arrangements.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead the company’s Global Commission Plan accounting and administration, including:
    • The assessment of new theatre revenue agreements to determine commission eligibility and valuation,
    • The monthly review of new commission recognitions with the President of IMAX Theatres,
    • Accounting for the company’s commission obligations to ensure accuracy and completeness,
    • Oversee monthly commission payments to the Company’s global salesforce, and
    • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely quarterly commission statements to the company’s global salesforce.
  • Lead the accounting for IMAX’s North American and International Payroll and Ex-Pat Compensation Arrangements, including journal entry review, fringe benefits analysis and quarterly account reconciliations.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with external service provider for the company’s Ex-Pat Compensation Arrangements, including facilitating quarterly status updates.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the Senior Financial Analyst, Payroll, and perform reviews of monthly accounting processes in accordance with SOX requirements.
  • Promote a culture of continuous process improvement, build procedures, diagnose shortcomings and identify opportunities to automate processes within the company’s Payroll and Commission programs.
  • Work collaboratively with key business partners, including Corporate Theatre Development, the Human Resources Payroll team, IMAX salespeople and other Finance teams as required.
  • Act as a point of contact for the external auditors for Payroll, Commissions and Ex-Pat accounting issues; facilitate timely and accurate responses to internal and external audit requests.

What we’re looking for:

  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Accounting or equivalent
  • Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a manager role with direct reports in a large/global organization or large Audit firm; industry experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ease of interactions with senior leadership team members
  • Strong commercial, business and finance acumen; ability to understand complex contract terms
  • Analytically minded and experienced in process efficiency and controls remediation
  • Experienced in leading and developing teams
  • Experience working in a US GAAP and SOX environment
  • Highly efficient, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stay focused on tasks while meeting tight deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • SAP experience is an asset

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Leadership the ability to involve others in establishing a shared vision of where the group /function/business is going, sets an example by aligning behaviors with values.
  • Business and Financial Acumen to understands the factors influencing our business and can integrate the various competing needs to ensure success for their group. Approach problems from a business perspective.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge strong level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Teamwork and collaboration a desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader/manager, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together.
  • Results Oriented strong drive to meet or exceed goals and plans; consistently achieves objectives, delivers high quality solutions, adds value beyond immediate function. Stays focused and balances changing or competing priorities and responsibilities.
  • Problem Solving sees all available resources to assess the problem and to identify the best solution. anticipates problems and solves them.
  • Judgment ability to prioritize challenges, competing interests; displays diligence in decision making that has risk and/or financial impact.
  • Communication listens and interprets verbal and non-verbal inputs in order to ensure thoughts and ideas are understood. Organizes a response based on an awareness of content and intended audience.
Required Experience

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At IMAX you'll be part of a culture built on respect - one that recognizes the unique talents of everyone on the team. We're proud of the differences that make us all unique and we support unity, acceptance and equal rights for all. Diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a global company.

IMAX is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Location
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Position Type
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