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Rakuten Kobo Inc.
00014041 Requisition #

Here at Rakuten Kobo Inc. we offer a casual working start-up environment and a group of friendly and talented individuals. Our employees rank us highly in terms of commitment to work/life balance. We realize that for our people to be innovative, creative and passionate they need to have healthy minds and bodies. We believe in rewarding all our employees with competitive salaries, performance based annual bonuses, stock options and training opportunities.

If you’re looking for a company that inspires passion, personal, and professional growth – join Kobo and come help us make reading lives better.

The Role:

The Senior Financial Accountant is primarily responsible for overseeing Kobo’s financial reporting and compliance function. In particular, the successful candidate will closely work with Controller for the day-to-day functioning of the financial activities of the company including producing accurate financial records prepared in accordance with IFRS principles. The incumbent will also have various working relations internally and externally in order to properly manage our compliance requirement intact. This person will need a key sense of attention to detail, have great interpersonal skills, adapt and learn quickly, and be able to work under strict and tight deadlines. An eagerness to want to improve and drive results is expected. The role is an integral part of our operations, which makes the responsibilities crucial to the monthly planning, financial reporting, and fiscal governance.


  • Prepare and ensure compliance with financial reporting for all corporate entities and consolidation

  • Preparation and review of financial package submission to Parent company

  • Responsible for month-end closing and ensure timely closing

  • Compile and maintain month-end checklists and binders and assist other team during month end close

  • Journal Entries and Critical Reconciliations is key component of this role

  • Work closely with external auditors to provide information and clarification during internal and external audits and complete the statutory reporting

  • Prepare, review and oversee our global Sales & Use Tax filing and reporting requirements

  • Lead and maintain global transfer pricing compliance (including the preparation of transfer pricing documentation, or any other reporting requirements)

  • Inter and Intra company management including relationship, accruals, payments, control of Balances

  • Assess company's exposure to Permeant establishment (PE) and work with Controller to implement a process to mitigate the risk

  • Various ad hoc projects

The Skillset:


  • Candidates should be passionate, energetic and very detailed oriented

  • Post-secondary degree in accounting, finance or equivalent preferred

  • CPA designation or equivalent is required

  • Experience in a financial accounting or assurance role is required

  • Firm experience is considered an asset

  • Comfort and ability to lead complex accounting and tax matters and provide recommendations with sound logic and support

  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders with the utmost professionalism

  • 3+ years relevant experience required

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to set, manage and deliver on expectations to upper management

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Personable, team player with a “can do” attitude

The Perks:

  • Flexible hours and no office dress code

  • Pooch Program that allows you to bring your furry friends to the office

  • Full benefits starting from your first day

  • Paid Volunteer days, unlimited sick days, and 3% RRSP matching

  • Monthly commuting allowance

  • Flexible health spending account

  • Talent and development training budget

  • Free Kobo device + free weekly e-book or audiobook

  • Frequent Lunch and Learns Author series

  • Weekly Kobo Tech University sessions

  • Onsite gym

  • Weekly happy hours (Thirsty Thursday’s, as we like to call it)

  • Maternity/paternity leave top up

About Rakuten Kobo Inc.

Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the most advanced global ecommerce companies, with the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to 30 million + customers in 190 countries. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience through creative innovation, award-winning eReaders, and top-ranking mobile apps. Kobo is a part of the Rakuten group of companies.

Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request. Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.

Rakuten Kobo will never ask you to pay or deposit any money as part of working with Kobo. Similarly, Kobo will never ask in an email or online for your banking information or any government information about you, such as social security information. If you encounter these fraudulent attempts, please send an email to [kobo-security]@rakuten.com with the relevant information, and do not respond to the sender. All legitimate emails from Kobo are sent only from the domain @rakuten.com.

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