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Title:  Accounting & Compliance Manager

Job ID:  22677
Country:  Canada
City:  Mississauga
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced


About JTI



JTI-Macdonald Corp. is one of the oldest companies in Canada, tracing its origins to 1858 and part of a leading international tobacco company. As a member of Japan Tobacco Group of Companies we are the global owner of world-renowned brands including the number two cigarette brand in the world.  We also manufacture other products in the vaping category and we are working in one of the most challenging industries of today’s FMCG landscape. 



Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 40,000 people across the globe in 120 countries worldwide. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fourth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe #1, Asia #1, North America #1, Africa #2 and Middle East #3. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development. 
What sets us apart is our passion for people, our culture of integrity and respect, our setting the bar high for performance, and our pursuit of continuous improvement in all that we do. These attributes create an environment that offer a wide range of global career development opportunities. For more information visit  



Position Purpose


Reporting to the Finance Director & Controller, the Accounting & Compliance Manager works in close collaboration with the accounting and controlling team and plays a key role in the controlling function of the entity. Actively involved in all Financial Accounting & Reporting processes and assists in ensuring compliance with Corporate Policies, Procedures and Operating Guidelines.


Responsibilities and Duties


  • Ensure accuracy of the organization’s financial information by performing general ledger accounts reconciliations, recording monthly journal entries and accruals and correcting errors in postings.
  • Manage the internal quarterly and annual reporting process for four legal entities as well as the reporting process to Statistics Canada.
  • Prepare financial statements for four legal entities
  • Prepare pension financial statements and manage the audit process for three pension plans.
  • Provide guidance on complex accounting transactions.
  • Validate the correct execution of applicable JSOX controls by performing walkthroughs with the control owners. Conduct a bi-annual internal audit of KYC by performing procedures outlined under the Tobacco Compliance Measures Protocol.
  • Coordinate the internal project approval process for the organization, including the preliminary review of business proposals and management of internal/regional alignment.


Required qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Completion of a recognized accounting designation (CPA, CA)
  • Five years of progressive experience in Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Experience in the area of compliance and controls is an asset
  • A self-motivated and team oriented individual with the ability to work effectively and efficiently with limited supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff within the Organization
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, and have demonstrated excellence in organizing and prioritizing workflow in a fast paced environment
  • Detail-oriented, ensuring consistency and accuracy of statutory and internal reporting submissions
  • Ability to execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in working with SAP and MS Office (especially Microsoft Excel - pivot tables, vlookup etc.)




Additional Information


JTI-Macdonald Corp. is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.


Please note that we welcome internal referrals, as per policy.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

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