Manager, Accounting

As a property and casualty insurance specialist for more than 100 years, Sandbox Mutual Insurance Company seeks opportunities to be the preferred insurance carrier. At Sandbox, we not only celebrate people, but we are driven by a relentless need to build personal connections resulting in exceptional customer experiences. Join a team that strives to become a beacon of hope in times where people need us the most.

We are on the search for a permanent full-time position of Manager, Accounting. Reporting to the Vice President, Finance & Chief Risk Officer, the successful candidate will manage accounting activities and provide accounting expertise, guidance, and advice to the Company. This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, serves as a member of the management team and contributes to the development of corporate strategy and future planning.

As Manager, Accounting, YOU Will Be Responsible For

  • Providing clear leadership and direction; managing the operations of the accounting department; answering questions, reviewing decisions and Monitoring general workload and production levels.
  • Day-to-day management of accounting projects and priorities and for coordinating work effort with other departments.
  • Financial and statistical reports including financial statements, reinsurance accounting, investments, and regulatory filings.
  • Optimizing accounting processes to create efficiencies and enhance customer service.
  • Development, communication and implementation of accounting best practices, policies, and procedures to accounting staff formally documented in an accounting procedures manual.
  • Providing support in the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of internal controls.
  • Responding to and settling major inquiries and complaints from accounting staff, other departments, brokers, and policyholders.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with external auditors and actuaries.
  • Providing support in recruitment, work assignments, professional development, and performance management of accounting staff.
  • Participation in strategic planning for the Company.
  • Acting as a role model who supports a positive organizational culture.

What We Need From YOU!

  • Education: Professional accounting designation.
  • Experience: Five or more years accounting experience; three or more years demonstrated experience leading and managing high performing teams.
  • Financial acumen: Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and auditing practices. Has an extensive understanding of investments and capital markets. Has functional and technical knowledge of reinsurance.
  • Insurance acumen: General knowledge of insurance underwriting, claims and reinsurance.
  • Analytical skills: Ability to visualize, articulate, conceptualize, or solve problems by making logical and reasonable decisions given the available information.
  • Innovative: Detail oriented with a commitment to innovation.
  • Project planning skills: Project management and coordinating skills with the proven ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions in a rapidly changing environment. Able to set priorities for self and overall department by creating a focus, eliminating roadblocks, and knowing what will help or hinder goal accomplishment. Manages project deadlines and assigns work based on employees’ abilities and competence.
  • Technology knowledge: Strong understanding of operating systems functionality and data warehousing to develop sound reporting/accounting strategies, drive new initiatives and support processing efficiencies.
  • Human resources management skills: Managerial skills including interviewing and selecting employees, providing constructive feedback, motivating, conducting performance reviews, and training and development.
  • Developing others: Practices a ‘hands-on’ approach when directing and empowering employees to be successful through training, developing, and coaching. Holds people accountable by ensuring they meet individual and organizational objectives in an appropriate manner. Monitors employee development plans and ensures alignment with department and company goals.

Come grow your career with a company committed to putting people first. When people join Sandbox Mutual Insurance, they are here to stay! At Sandbox Mutual Insurance, we take pride in caring for our employees as it is the collaborative efforts of our entire team which will allow us to continue to remain successful today and into the future.

This position offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, a fun and inclusive work environment, hybrid work program, professional development opportunities and the potential for further advancement within the company.

Please submit an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume with Manager, Accounting SP#258 in the subject line to

The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Sandbox Mutual Insurance thanks all interested candidates; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan