Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

About Us
Telesat (NASDAQ and TSX: TSAT) is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers for over 50 years.  Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.
Telesat Lightspeed, our revolutionary Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, scheduled to begin service in 2025, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity for enterprise users by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds. Telesat is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has offices and facilities around the world. The company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite, which is the start of Telesat Lightspeed. For more information, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit

Purpose of Job
Reporting to the Manager, External Reporting and Technical Accounting, the Senior Financial Accounting Analyst is a key member of Telesat’s finance team. He/she will work closely with other members of the External Reporting and Technical Accounting group and Telesat’s finance team to produce accurate and timely consolidated and non-consolidated financial information for Telesat and its subsidiaries.  The Senior Financial Accounting Analyst will be responsible for various analyses on a monthly basis. They will also be responsible for conducting accounting research on complex accounting issues, as well as other special assignments and adhoc reporting requests. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of quarterly/annual external reporting/note disclosures.
  • Research technical accounting issues and prepare accounting memos.
  • Preparation of various statutory financial statements and pension financial statements, including all supporting working papers and adjusting journal entries. Audited financial statements would require the liaison with auditors, as required.
  • Monthly reconciliation of various accounts, including those related to pension and hedge accounting, including preparation of relevant journal entries.
  • Preparation of various financial statements for internal and external purposes.
  • Preparation of schedules and statements for the required shareholders’ reporting.
  • Liaise with auditors with respect to areas of responsibility.
  • Work on special assignments and adhoc reporting requests.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Undergraduate university degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA: CA, CMA or CGA).
  • Several years of public accounting and/or private industry experience in accounting, finance and/or auditing.
  • In-depth knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards would be an asset.
  • Experience working in or with an organization with multiple currencies and multiple Canadian and foreign subsidiaries.
  • Experience in dealing with financial statements of a public company would be an asset.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Ability to establish working relationships at all levels within the Finance department and across the organization.

  • The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain a Reliability Status Government clearance.

Telesat is committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, we comply with all public health mandates (locally, provincially, federally and/or internationally, as applicable) and have implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 vaccination policy.  Telesat’s COVID 19 vaccination policy requires all current and future employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to, or are required to, attend a Telesat facility and/or other sites in the course of their duties (such as customer or vendor sites or other third-party business related venues).
Commitment: Full Time Hire
Department: Finance
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Team: Corporate Accounting
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