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Aston Carter Junior Accountant in Coquitlam, British Columbia


Aston Carter's client currently has 5 locations and look after Account's Payable for all locations in their Headquarters. They are seeking a Junior Accountant/Accounting Clerk to assist with general accounting duties as well AP (likely AP for 1-2 locations). Other tasks include general accounting tasks, customer rebates, inventory related tasks. The plan is for this new resource to take on more and more of the current Junior Accountant's tasks, as they progress into more senior accounting roles.

The Junior Account role may also include supplier rebates, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable, inventory accruals, accounting accruals, financial statements and much more.

In regards to Account's Payable, this will include matching and entering invoices (from purchasing), digging through details of what was shipped or acquired vs paid for, cheque runs. The role will also include digging into inventory and problem solving when items do not match and paying out expenses. They will enter the freight invoices in batched and run cheques, which will then be checked by the Accounting Supervisor. This person will need to be able to trouble shoot due to some potential discrepancies - dollar amount, volume and item may not match, etc.

This company utilizes an ERP system which is slightly more advanced then a QuickBooks or simply accounting called - Foundation. This is a high volume role which requires strong communication, experience in accounts payable and excel skills - sum ifs, working in large amounts of data, executing matching, but not to the level of pivot tables or macros.

Notes for ideal candidate and the role:

  • High Volume; up to100+ invoices a week plus expenses.

  • Attitude - ask questions - why is this like this, taking notes, follow up.

  • Organization - interacting with Supply Chain, Warehouse manager, Supervisor, Controller, answering requests via phone and email, printing and matching packing slips vs POs, staying on top of daily and weekly action items and deadlines.

  • Communication - follow up and ability to question items. Can speak up and ask questions.

  • Relevant Experience - manufacturing is less applicable, shipping, logistics environment, being a 3rd party middle man organization (buying and reselling) is applicable

  • Career Path - Enterprise is willing to bring someone on from two different backgrounds;

  • Individual with degree or diploma with 1 plus year experience in AP and looking to gain more experience in other areas of accounting.

  • Experienced Accounts Payable Specialist - not looking to move up but an organization to stay with long term.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Must Have:

  • 1 year experience in accounting

  • Intermediate Excel proficiency - Sort Data, V-Look Up, Pivot Tables

  • Strong Data Entry scores

  • Accounting education - courses (does not need to be a full graduate - could be doing night courses).

  • Excellent communication - written/verbal - will be communication with clients/vendors.

  • Willingness to work on site Full Time

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in an inventory based based environment;

  • Logistics experience

  • ERP Experience - FOUNDATION

Soft Skills:

  • Confident.

  • Not afraid to ask questions.

  • takes initiative to learn and take on new tasks.

  • Not afraid to engage clients.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

Additional Information:

  • The Company will pay for 100% of the cost of the extended health, dental, group life, and AD&D premiums. (permanent)

  • The employee will pay for 100% of the long term disability premiums. (permanent)

  • After one year of employment, an employee will be eligible to participate in the Company paid Defined Contribution pension plan, which matches their RRSP contributions up to 5% of their eligible earnings. (Permanent)

  • 2 weeks of annual vacation (3 weeks after 3 full year of employment, 4 weeks after 8 full years, 5 weeks after 15 full years). In the first calendar year of employment an employee will receive prorated holiday days; they don’t have to wait until after a year of employment to take days off.

  • The company pays annual discretionary bonuses.

  • On premise gym & locker rooms/shower.

  • Staff BBQs, golf tournament and Christmas party (if/when public health orders shift).

  • Best costume contest at Halloween.

  • Staff lounge with TV & pool table

  • Can purchase any products we sell at cost + 5%

  • Flexible hours/breaks

  • Growing company

  • Donuts, muffins & bagels on Fridays

  • Casual Fridays

  • Occasional department dinners/night out

Work Environment:

  • The office environment is Business Casual, quiet and friendly. They have a very positive work environment with little to no turn over. People join the privately owned company and retire with it. The controller started in AP.

  • This role will report to previous Junior Accountant. Working closely with other departments as well clients/vendors.

  • Hours are 8am-5pm with one hour lunch.

  • Dress code: Business Casual

  • Transit Accessible: 1 bus away from Braid Station, parking on site as well.

    À propos d'Aston Carter:

Aston Carter, une division d'Aerotek, est un fournisseur d'envergure mondiale de services de recrutement et de dotation de personnel pour les sociétés à la recherche de professionnels du milieu des affaires hautement spécialisés. Aerotek est une société en exploitation d'Allegis Group, un fournisseur multinational de solutions en matière de talent. Aston Carter s'engage fermement à offrir un service de premier ordre aux clients et aux professionnels du milieu des affaires dans un vaste éventail de disciplines, notamment la comptabilité, la finance, la gouvernance ainsi que la gestion du risque et de la conformité. Avec plus de 60 bureaux en Europe, Asie et Amérique du Nord, Aston Carter offre une expertise locale, régionale et mondiale pour répondre aux besoins uniques de ses clients. Reconnu "best of staffing" par nos clients et le talent que nous recrutons, Aston Carter s'engage à livrer un service hors pair a tous nos partenaires d'affaire.

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.