Accounting & A/P Associate – future Sr. Financial Analyst

Our customer is a profitable, rapidly growing, private, large-equipment-rental company in Hamilton.

Reporting to the Controller, the salary range for this hands-on Accounting & A/P Associate position is $45,000 to $65,000, (dependent upon experience) benefits, a performance based bonus and payment of annual CPA & student membership & training/P.D. fees.

If you are or know of a hands-on Accountant or active CPA Student who wants to work in a positive, entrepreneurial and friendly culture and has a solid accounting and Microsoft Excel (V Look Ups and Pivot Tables) for analysis purposes and very effective oral and written communication skillsets, please arrange for a resume to be sent to client0513@financialinterviewer.com email subject line: Accounting and A/P Associate application by September 17.

Further career advancement towards becoming a Sr. Financial Analyst will come under serious consideration for the successful Accounting & A/P Associate who not only consistently demonstrates technical and behavioural competency but proactively looks for, and collaborates with the Controller to find, ways to improve the timeliness of month-end reporting and add more value through effective financial and business analysis & reporting. The 2021 department objectives are to move from a two-week month-end close to a one week or less schedule and to ready the company for its annual Audit (August. 31st year end).

Please see job description details below. No agencies please.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

To provide support to the Accounting, Purchasing and Credit departments and follow up within operations and with customers regarding details most often associated with A/P requirements.

POSITION BEHAVIOURS:

*Utilize excellent Microsoft Excel (V Look Ups & Pivot Tables) skills for financial analysis, modeling and planning. And quickly learn the Microsoft Dynamics ERP system.

*Actively work to understand the unique aspects withinthe business and to understand the business in general so higher level analysis and value added input can be delivered.

*Be a proactive and detail-oriented financial professional who is seeking a long term business relationship within a pleasant, positive, autonomous and profitable work environment where staff are highly respected and genuinely considered as essential to the business’ success.

*Be instinctively inclined to regularly and/or consistently develop and enhance your work competence and expertise.

*Work as part of a team and exercise tolerance and consistency when dealing with staff, clients, the company sales representatives and others.

*Provide a high level of internal and//or external customer satisfaction within the required areas of accounting expertise.

* Bring sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential business matters

*Consistently work to help develop practical procedures and complete tasks through to a conclusion.

*Bring focus and drive to achieve targets, budgets and results.  The Controller is looking to reduce the time required for month-end so more time will be available for KPI analysis and reporting.

*Help create or enhance a business culture of continuous improvement.

*Consistently work to a high specification in order to improve and maintain quality and timeliness.

*Enjoy the challenge of problem solving and come up with well thought through, practical, solutions.

*Draw conclusions by probing into things and contemplating consequences of any recommended action that is likely to be taken by the Owners by first proving the reliability of the available information.

*Consistently bring drive, assertion, persistence and amethodical, organized, inquisitive, factual, systematic and hard-working approach to the work.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Prepare various monthly and year-end balance sheet reconciliations

• Post journal entries

• Prepare other ad hoc reports as required (within the Microsoft Dynamics system and exporting into Excel where required)

• Provide support to other accounting functions as required

• Process all routine accounts payable invoices

• Perform data entry for all vendor invoices

• Process all priority accounts payable invoices through Imprestaccount

• Code invoices and match to corresponding purchase orders

• Process payment of vendor invoices in timely manner

• Perform data entry for all accounts payable invoices

• Reconciliation and summary of employee credit card expenses

• Provide support to other accounting functions as required

• Respond to vendor inquires

• Prepare weekly summary of transfer to Imprest account

• Escalate any non-routine accounts payable issues to Controller

• Maintain filing system of paid invoices and ensure the proper filing of accounting documents

• Analyze aging reports to identify areas of opportunity and risk exposure

• Perform daily cash applications to customer accounts

• Assist in interpreting and applying financial policies, guidelines and procedures

• Perform other related duties and reporting and participate in special departmental projects.

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

• Solid MS Word and Outlook skills

• Thorough understanding of accounting procedures and practices

• Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

• Strong customer focus

• Proactive, positive, self-starting attitude

• Strong attention to detail; able to produce an accurate, thorough work product