Twigs & Company - Calgary, AB (23 months ago)

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The Bookkeeper/Accountant will work in many different areas of the store and must be adaptable to the changing environment regarding tasks and exigencies.

The first and foremost responsibility is to ensure that all accounting records (sales, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, GST and employee remittances) are kept current and accurate so that timely reporting and analysis may be performed. In addition point of sale data entry, maintenance and analysis will be an important aspect of the A/A assistant’s duties. This is a fast paced, dynamic environment with plenty of interaction with other team members in retail store and floral shop. Ability to work as a team member a must.

The bookkeeping position entails full cycle accounting; maintaining general ledgers and financial statements; post journal entries; prepare trial balance of books; reconcile accounts; calculate and prepare cheques; prepare payroll; daily cash-out reconciliation and recording; gank and credit card reconciliation; enter new inventory into POS system; other responsibilities as assigned by management. Experienced in Quickbooks & GST remittance is essential.

Windows; general office equipment; Email; Word and Excel, Experience with POS systems a must, as well as with SimplyAccounting (other accounting package software may be acceptable – please list specific experience);

Estimated 15 hours a week. Fluent English a must. Local candidates only.

To accomplish this objective the Administration/Accounting Assistant may:

On a daily basis gather together all sales records & receipts, both paper and electronic, and record in the accounting system.
Assist in data entry of orders/sales into the POS system if required.
Analyze and graph sales categories to establish daily, weekly, and seasonal trends.
Maintain e-mail customer list.
Schedule and assist in employee performance reviews.
Prepare and submit by the 15th of each month Canada Customs and Revenue Agency remittances for employee tax, CPP, UI, with employers contributions.
Prepare on a quarterly basis GST returns and remittances.
Take training on the POS system to effect detailed analyses on customer and product activity.

Personal Characteristics

Good health.
A neat, well-groomed appearance.
The ability to perform arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
The ability to work under pressure
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
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