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Senior Corporate Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

Lightspeed is seeking a full-time Senior Corporate Accountant to join our Finance team in North America. Reporting to the Assistant Corporate Controller, the ideal candidate is a fast learner, self-motivated, possesses strong organizational skills, is extremely attentive to detail and has experience leading a team. The working environment is dynamic, and daily tasks include a variety of accounting duties. If you’re interested in the opportunity to expand your skills by working with the Accounting team of a growing technology company, this may be the position for you.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual closing which includes:
    • Posting journal entries and preparing reconciliations
    • Managing and reviewing departmental/regional allocations
    • Review of the monthly finance report, cash flow and other analysis
    • Detailed review of the supports prepared by the Corporate Accountants
    • Supporting the Assistant Controller in the monthly reviews
  • Participating in the management of the internal monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting process, external quarterly reviews, and annual financials statement audit
  • Assisting with external audits (at the consolidated and local level) as required, by providing necessary documentation, explanations, and assistance in addressing audit findings
  • Performing and reviewing internal controls to ensure compliance with SOX
  • Leading in the implementation of new processes and improving current ones
  • Creating new analysis to better understand the financial results
  • Collaboration with FP&A to understand, align and improve the budget
  • Ad-hoc projects

What you'll bring to the team:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position or audit
  • CPA or in process of obtaining a CPA designation
  • B.Comm in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Sense of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Fluency in English

Even better if you have, but not necessary:

  • Knowledge of accounting systems (Netsuite a plus)
  • Experience reporting under SOX
  • Experience with publicly traded companies
  • IFRS knowledge
  • Experience with a fast pace company

We know that people are more than what’s on their CV. If you’re unsure that you have the right profile for the role... hit the ‘Apply’ button and let’s have a chat!

What’s in it for you?:

Come live the Lightspeed experience...

  • Lots of autonomy, flexible work culture and the option of fully remote work
  • Genuine career opportunities in a company that’s creating new jobs every day
  • Opportunity to make a difference; help merchants grow their businesses and become more successful by creating or improving products and addressing customer feedback
  • Work in a team big enough for growth but lean enough to make a real impact
  • Development of very high traffic products, used at the global scale
  • Opportunities to learn and expand your skill set
  • Become a valued part of the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed family

… and enjoy a range of benefits that’ll keep you happy, healthy and (not) hungry:

  • Lightspeed equity scheme (we are all owners)
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Extended Healthcare benefits
  • Health and wellness benefit of $500 per year
  • Paid leave and assistance for new parents
  • Mental health online platform and counseling & coaching services
  • Volunteer day


To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lightspeed is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. Lightspeed welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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