RM Sotheby's Careers

RM Sotheby's offers challenging careers to individuals ready to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and team-oriented environment.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for vintage automobiles, and the flexibility to work as part of an international team are qualities that top our list of requirements. Resumes and inquiries are welcome. Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@rmsothebys.com or via postal mail to:

Human Resources
RM Sotheby's
One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0

Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Department: Accounting
Reports to
: Director of Finance
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: Blenheim, Ontario - Canada (Corporate Office)

The Financial Accountant, under the direction of the Director of Finance, will primarily be responsible for budgets and reporting, working in concert with departmental managers to collect information and build various financial tools, as well as supporting the Accounting department as a whole in their daily activities as needed. The Financial Accountant will possess a degree and an accounting designation or will be committed to working toward their accounting designation.


  • Accountability – takes ownership of personal workload
  • Attention to Detail – attends to details and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered
  • Communication – expresses and transmits information with consistency and clarity
  • Cooperation – works with others to prevent conflict and share resources to encourage symbiotic relationships within the organization
  • Judgement – ability to use sound reasoning when faced with various issues; has the ability to make quick, effective decisions
  • Organization – able to create or maintain processes to ensure all relevant information or tools are easily accessible
  • Professionalism – demonstrates professional standards of conduct when governing interactions between individuals in a business environment
  • Time Management – balances a myriad of tasks; prioritizes duties as needed
Job Duties:
  • Own the development of the annual budgets; prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans
  • Achieve budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data
  • Forecast cash requirements and obligations
  • Assist in the development of long-range financial plans and continuously analyze operating financial results
  • Prepare monthly statements by collecting data; analyzing and investigating variances; summarizing data, information, and trends
  • Review monthly financial operating results for the business and auctions, identifying key trends, variances, and areas of improved performance
  • Prepare special reports by studying variances; preparing budgets; developing forecasts; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Respond to financial inquiries by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting data
  • Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and forecasts for internal management team and external clients
  • Develop and maintain financial models to support management decision-making related to revenue analysis, profit margin analysis, new business development, auction analysis, profitability of new opportunities, and capital investments
  • Provide information and assistance to management regarding expenditures, purchases, and other costs of doing business
  • Provide guidance to accountants and RM's Accounting department on financial modeling, data extraction techniques, budgetary considerations, and recommend best practices on pulling and refining data
  • Define financial requirements for new services and features
  • Comply with state and federal tax filing requirements by studying regulations
  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings
  • Support annual audit by providing information and answers to auditors
  • Other activities as assigned by Employer
Job Requirements:
  • Possess or be working toward accounting designation
  • Ability to analyze and present numerical data in tables, spreadsheets, and forms
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements
  • Ability to read, understand, and calculate financial figures such as discounts, interest rates, proportions, percentages, and taxes
  • Meticulous with numbers
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • High level of integrity and excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
Work Conditions:
  • Working in an office environment
  • Repetitive work
  • Extended periods of sitting
  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals
  • Salary level will be commensurate with experience

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com with the subject line "Financial Accountant." Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby's is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, RM Sotheby's will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.