Accounting Associate

Wave - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Wave propels brave entrepreneurs who pursue their dreams and drive the world’s economy by providing the tools and support their need to easily understand and manage their finances. As an award-winning product and company, and one of the fastest growing financial services software, we are unwavering in our commitment to support our hundreds of thousands active monthly businesses from 200+ countries around the world, and in our commitment to grow and develop our people. We are on a mission to change the lives of entrepreneurs across the globe.

About the team: The Wave Advisors team partners with small business owners in managing their books and making more time for them to focus on what matters most - their business! The team acts as a trusted advisor by providing coaching, bookkeeping and tax services to small business owners to help them manage their finances.

About the role: Reporting to the Lead Accounting Associate, you will have a portfolio of companies whose bookkeeping you own. As an Accounting Associate, you will be an integral piece of the Wave Advisors bookkeeping team that’s helping great customers get an even better experience.
Here's how you will have an impact
Experience in cloud accounting. You’ll be responsible for owning the books for your customers, including categorizing transactions, reconciling their accounts, generating their financial statements, and identifying key insights.
Stellar communication skills. You will be the business partner and accounting department for our Entrepreneurs. You will be helping them succeed as a trusted advisor, and your outstanding ability to empathize and communicate with people will help them do that.
Attention to detail is critical in this role. You know where the numbers are supposed to go, what they should add up to, and you can catch inaccuracies before they have the chance to make an impact.
Resourcefulness. You’ll be building something new. You might not have all the answers (that’s ok!) but you know where to look or how to find them, and when to ask for help.

You will thrive here if you have:
Education in Finance, Accounting, or Business. We need you to be an expert in bookkeeping. Whether you got there through education or experience is up to you.
Knowledge or familiarity with Wave. Our customers use Wave (and so will you). Bookkeeping in Wave and helping business owners navigate through our apps is a critical part of this role.
Working experience with small businesses. You understand that a photographer might be super passionate about photography - that’s why they opened their business; not because they’re accounting or finance experts. Working with small businesses and understanding their approach to their finances will help when you guide them through business best practices.

You will get to work with this incredible team:
Manager, Accounting Services: Teresa Yeung. Teresa is passionate about inspiring and empowering others. At Wave, she manages a team of accounting associates and loves to see her team grow and develop professionally. Since joining Wave, Teresa has focused on building a team that empowers small business owners to gain confidence in their business’ financial reporting. In her free time, Teresa is a competitive powerlifter and avid cyclist who loves exploring the Toronto food scene.
Director of Business Operations: Mark Bluvshtein. In his pre-Wave days, Mark played professional chess (look him up on Wikipedia!) and worked in investment banking. In his four years at Wave, Mark has seen the company more than triple in size. Since January 2018, he has been focused on launching and then building our Wave Advisors team. Mark loves to grow people and businesses – at Wave, he does both. A desire to take over the world is preferred for those joining Wave Advisors. Outside of work, Mark loves to spend time with his nephews, stay fit, and travel.

Our unwavering commitment to you:
We acknowledge you. We will review and respond to every application, whether you are selected for an interview or not - and we guarantee there’s a human on this side too.
We are here for you. We will coach and support you through your recruitment process to help you prepare for every step of the way as best as we can - your success is our success.
We respect your time. We will do our best to review applications quickly, run multiple team interviews within the same day, and follow up timely so that you’re not waiting long on us.
We help you grow. We will gladly provide feedback if you ask us, because whether you join our team or not, we want this to be a super positive and valuable experience for you.
We listen to you. We will also welcome your feedback, and we will take your suggestions to heart, so that we continuously provide the absolute best candidate experience we can.
At Wave, we have an unwavering commitment to growing our people personally and professionally, and we make a serious investment in each employee’s health and wellness. Through skills training, mentorship, leadership programs, monthly mindshares, and education allowances, we foster continuous learning and development. Our extensive health benefits plan combined with flex health funds, employee assistance plan, wellness classes, and extensive time off allow our employees to stay healthy and care for themselves and their families while doing their best work.

We are different from other companies in many ways, first and foremost by our culture. We are not perfect by any means. We can all get better and as a company we strive with uncompromising integrity to be better every day. But we have an unwavering belief that a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority for a winning team. We embrace our differences, value individuality, and respect the broad spectrum of skills and abilities of every Waver. We challenge ourselves and each other from a place of respect and pursuit for growth. We trust each other and give each other permission to speak our minds. Everyone has a voice and opinions are respected.

Our culture is reflected in a stellar Glassdoor rating. We’ve been continuously recognized as one of Canada's Top Ten Most Admired Corporate Cultures and one of Canada’s Great Places to Work in various categories including Technology, Millennials, Mental Health, Inclusion and Women for years. Our people are incredibly talented and the key to our success, so we admire and respect each and every one greatly.

Are you ready to be a Waver? Join us!