H.W. Kaufman Group

  • Bilingual Accountant

    Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
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    Are you eager to contribute to a growing company? Does the idea of working at a fast-paced and globally connected company excite you? Are you bilingual in both English and French? Join Burns & Wilcox and our Accounting Team in our Toronto office, located downtown in the Bay-Adelaide Centre.



    • You’re organized and a master multi-tasker. You are attentive to detail and can effectively manage your time and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • You’re analytical. You connect the dots and apply what you learned to solve problems.
    • You take initiative. You don’t wait until you are told what to do. You are resourceful in getting the required information to get your job done.
    • You’re passionate about learning. You are highly motivated and willing to learn new systems, while providing support in a dynamic role.
    • You’re a team-player. Our office has a collaborative atmosphere where learning from others and teaching others is important. You are willing to go out of your way to help others.
    • You’re client-oriented. We serve clients across the globe and take pride in our professionalism and service quality.



    The bilingual accountant will be involved in and assist with various accounting and operational activities including those outlined below:

    • Accounting/Operations
      • Processing of cash receipts
      • Processing of claims-related funding
      • Processing of pre-authorized debits (PADs)
      • Accounts receivable collections
        • Preparation of and follow up to collection action reports
        • Aging report for past due and year end
      • Processing of trade payables
      • Processing of claim related payments
      • Processing of supplier (carrier) payables
      • Client money reconciliations
      • Other accounting/operations tasks as required.
    • Financial Reporting
      • Recording financial transactions (general ledger/journal entries)
      • Preparation of accounting estimates, accruals, etc.
      • Account reconciliations
      • Monthly and year-end financial reporting
      • Preparation/reporting of monthly financial/production metrics
      • Annual budgeting activities
    • In addition to the above, the bilingual accountant will interact with the H.W. Kaufman Corporate Accounting team and the Burns & Wilcox Canada and Burns & Wilcox Canada Claims management and operating teams to assist in researching and resolving various accounting/operational matters
    • The position will be based in the Toronto, Ontario office of Burns & Wilcox Canada and Burns & Wilcox Canada Claims
    • The individual will report to the onsite Accounting Manager and will work closely with accounting team members in the U.S. and Canada



    • Must be able to write, read and speak fluently in French and English (Mandatory)
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • 2+ years accounting work experience
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel in particular
    • Ability to work independently yet team-oriented
    • Ability to work accurately yet efficiently
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Working toward CPA designation preferred
    • Working knowledge of Canadian GAAP and IFRS preferred
    • Insurance industry experience preferred
    • TPA and claims handling experience preferred
    • Working knowledge of accounting systems preferred
    • Working knowledge of policy management systems preferred



    • Competitive base compensation 
    • Benefits
    • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations 
    • Opportunities for career advancement

    About Our Company


    When someone needs insurance coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to Burns & Wilcox Canada. Burns & Wilcox Canada offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes.  Burns & Wilcox Canada is a subsidiary of the H.W. Kaufman Group. No other specialty insurance organization can match the unique ability of the H.W. Kaufman Group to broker, write, insure and finance the most highly specialized risks in the world.


    Burns and Wilcox Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence with a view to providing integration and equal opportunities for all. Burns and Wilcox Canada welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs in accordance with the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Recruiter or contact our Human Resources department at HRCanada@burns-wilcox.ca or 416.774.2477. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 


    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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