Junior Accountant

Ostara - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Of all the challenges facing our growing population, none are more critical than the conservation of our natural resources and food security.

Ostara's innovative solution supports global conservation efforts, changing the way cities, industries and agriculture around the world manage essential nutrients to help protect our planet's precious water and food resources.

Ostara's Pearl® technology recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from industrial, agricultural, and municipal water streams solving operational challenges associated with excess nutrients. Ostara then transforms the nutrients into Crystal Green®, a premium, Root-Activated™ sustainable fertilizer that improves yields and reduces nutrient runoff. This circular solution is part of a global movement to transform the commodity value chain and close the loop on phosphorus for future generations.

Our Team:
Our team is inspired by a shared goal: to solve the economic challenges and environmental impact that come with managing finite and precious resources. Our ability to successfully achieve our goal depends on the talented people that are part of the Ostara team.

We are currently seeking for a Junior Accountant to join the team in Vancouver.

Ostara Talent Profile

Reporting to the Director, Finance & Analytics, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Finance team focusing on billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, and payroll (back-up). In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to stretch their data analytic side!

If you think you have what it takes to be part of a group of entrepreneurial innovators, we invite you to consider joining the Ostara team in Vancouver.

What you are great at doing:
Accounts Payable

Administering proper coding on invoices
Placing invoices and supporting document into filing cabinets according to classification
Assisting with the printing and mailing of cheques
Managing of employee expense reports
Banking functions (prepare payments, bank reconciliations, credit card and employee expense reconciliations)
Accounts Receivable

Deposit cheques
Process customer invoices and apply payments to client accounts
Filing invoices, cheques, and other records
General Accounting

Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations (prepayments, fixed assets, etc.)
Process payroll (backup)
Assist with monthly financial reporting and variance analysis
Assist with the year-end audit
Prepare GST tax returns and remittances
Ad hoc accounting and analysis as required

What you need to be successful:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics or Computer Science
1-3 years' experience in full cycle accounting preferred
Intermediate computer skills, advanced Excel skills (VBA/macros, pivot table, lookups)
Solid analytical skills and ability to complete accurate reviews of detailed information
In process of obtaining the CPA Accounting designation as asset
Knowledge of SQL and Power BI tools an asset
Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset
Experience in project accounting is an asset
Experience in Canadian and US payroll is an asset
What you will bring to the team: (Soft Skill Qualifications)

Enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit
Good understanding of accounting concepts (particularly accruals and deferrals)
Experience with Concur Expense for travel and expenses on the administration side.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey information to audiences with non-financial/accounting backgrounds
Well-developed interpersonal skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities and be a team player
Customer service oriented, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple client groups
Desire and ability to work in a fun, dynamic growth environment, taking on new tasks as they occur.
Bonus Points

Understanding of program/project management concepts and terminology.
Working technical knowledge of relevant ERP system (X3)
Knowledge and understanding of relational database, queries, data extractions and statistics to support custom reporting and analysis is a bonus
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