Junior Accountant

RecycleSmart - Richmond, BC (4 months ago)

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RecycleSmart is a B2B managed services firm that provides outsourced management of waste, organics and recycling. Our passionate experts consult to help increase diversion and sustainability practices for companies spanning a broad range of industries across Canada. We do our part to ensure we make the world a better place! You can learn more here: https://recycle-smart.com/

For the third year in a row we have been in the top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada for the Canadian Business’ Growth 500 and in its inaugural year, was highlighted on the Globe and Mail’s Top 400. A few others for us to humbly brag about: Female Entrepreneur of the Year. This proves that what we are doing at RecycleSmart is working. Companies believe in us and want to continue to work with us because #SmartWorksHere

This is why we need you! RecycleSmart is a dynamic, fast-paced, fun, collaborative environment where we value innovation while helping our teammates and customers grow. At our Head Office in Richmond we have DOGS! free snacks, ping pong table and super cool bean bag chairs. If you work in one of our other cities across Canada, you get to work from the comfort of your home- I hope you have snacks.

You must be open-minded, flexible (not the touching your toes type), resilient and thrives with change. You are self-directed, yet supportive for your team, confident, driven, reliable and wanting to broaden your skill set – a true Smartian in speech and action. Come and #GetYourSmartOn

We are looking for a self-motivated Junior Accountant to support and grow with our Accounting team. The Junior Accountant works as an integral part our Accounting department to ensure organization, accuracy, and completeness of the accounting processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Managing inbound email throughout the day, saving attachments, answering inquires, forwarding queries to the appropriate individuals in the department.
Managing, processing and tracking all documents so they are organized and filed according to standard procedure.
Inquiring and reporting on any errors found in vendor bills, receiving reports and expense reports
Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as required
Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports
Assist team in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
Carries out other related tasks and projects as required.

Some experience with entry level accounting work
College or university degree or related certificate/diploma preferred (Accounting, Finance, Business Admin); minimum High school diploma.
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Competent with technology and fast learner with new software systems.
Ability to communicate effectively, thoroughly and accurately in both oral and written form in English.
Excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize work and manage competing priorities and time.
Strong interpersonal skills - demonstrates a positive, respectful and service-oriented approach to interactions with others and enjoys working as part of a team.
Ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision; willingness to take ownership of a project with a demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines.
Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
Basic accounting principles an asset.
Critical thinking skills and good judgment.
Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and diverse groups of stakeholders.
Prepared to show initiative in improving existing processes and defining new ones.
Ability to handle stress and thrive in a dynamic environment.

Given the volume of applications RecycleSmart receives only selected candidates will be contacted. Candidates who did not follow the application instructions will not be reviewed