Manager of Finance and Administration
Full Job Description
Great Western Railway Ltd., a shortline railway operating over 400 miles of track in Southwest Saskatchewan is seeking for a motivated, team-oriented full-time permanent Manager of Finance and Administration to be based out of Shaunavon, SK. GWR was established in 2000, and proudly serves shippers in various industries including agriculture and energy. GWR is poised for growth across various industries and is seeking team oriented candidates to support our future.
Reporting to the General Manager, as Administration and Finance Manager, your main areas of priority include ensuring the overall financial integrity of the organization. This position is part of the senior leadership team and helps to build and strengthen the relationships that are crucial to the success of the organization.
ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS Direct as well as participate in all aspects of financial data input, reconciliation, and reporting for the company. Responsible for monthly and year end journal entries and supporting documentation, including analysis of final posted balances. Responsible for accuracy of accounts payable payments, as well as accounts receivable including collections.
FINANCIAL OPERATIONS Lead and Participate in all aspects of finance policy, procedure, Finance systems administration, and organizational structure and skills assessment and development of the Finance team. Responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements.
BUDGETING/FORECASTING Assist the General Manager in the development of the annual operating budgets for all areas and ongoing monitoring and analysis throughout the year
FINANCIAL REPORTING Lead and participates in preparation of all financial reporting. Responsible to lead the annual audit of financial statements and liaise with external accountants/auditors as required.
PAYROLL Responsible for the completion and integrity of payroll process including all governmental reporting, WCB, year end close outs.
HUMAN RESOURCES Responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources for the company. Work closely with General Manager and Department heads.
AUDIT - Coordinate all required year-end working papers/reconciliations, act as lead for the annual external audit process.
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT - maintain and develop solid relationships with external stakeholders. Act as central point of contact for banking, insurance brokers, external auditors, RRSP Group Plan Administrators, and Group Benefits Plan managers.
The above list is representative but not all-inclusive.
Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge of accounting and financial practices and standards.
Analytical and Critical thinking skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization abilities and proven high level of attention to detail is required.
The ability to work collaboratively, build relations and manage multiple demands to meet deadlines.
Excellent computer skills, specifically in accounting software (SAGE) and Microsoft Office. Railway Specific computer programs (experience with Railconnect, ShipExpress, and Wabtec suite of programs is considered an asset but training will be provided as needed).
A high degree of initiative is required for this position , as well as the ability to work independently or collaboratively in a team environment.
Qualifications and Experience

5 7 years related work experience in a progressively senior accounting related role.
An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.
Proven successful experience in a leadership role is considered a strong asset.
Demonstrated knowledge of accepted accounting and payroll rules, practises and reporting requirements is required.
This is a salaried management position, subject to the Annual Management Incentive Program. with an employer paid comprehensive benefit plan. Relocation assistance may be available. Please note that this position is not a remote position. This position is in - office.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: To be Determined


Company pension
Dental care
Extended health care
Life insurance
Relocation assistance
Vision care

8 hour shift

MECHANIC Assiniboia Shops
Great Western Railway Ltd, requires a Mechanic that is willing to learn locomotive and rail car mechanics and maintenance.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Mechanical, the successful applicant must be prepared to work a five day forty hour shift with overtime as required. Job duties will include, but are not limited to;

Performing inspections and repairs on our vehicle, locomotive, and railcar fleet. (training can be provided)

Assist operations with railyard coordination performing yard checks of rail yard inventories

Work with hand, power, pneumatic and hydraulic tools.

Welding experience would be an asset but not required

Incident response

Operate equipment (Forklifts, Cranes etc), cleaning and servicing of Locomotives

Other duties as assigned


1 year practical experience in a mechanical related setting

Strong customer focus

Safety and results oriented

Demonstrated attention to detail

A valid drivers license

Physical Requirements:

Fine motor skills to use hand and power tools

Capable and willing to perform physically demanding work in an industrial environment in all weather conditions

Comfortable working at heights up to 10 m

Comfortable in confined spaces

This position will be based in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

Please apply with resume by email complete with qualifications.

No phone calls please

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