Junior General Accountant in Toronto at Kinedyne

Date Posted: 11/19/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Toronto
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/19/2021

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE: The Junior General Accountant is a high-profile position with responsibilities across the organization. This position, reporting to the Accounting Manager, will be responsible for day-to-day activities associated with Accounts Receivable and Collections along with month-end close duties and financial reporting for selected North American operations. The General Accountant will partner with management and team members to lead and support continuous improvement initiatives and contributions to our organization’s growth and profitability goals.

This position manages a high number of administrative accounting tasks but will have routine and meaningful exposure to advanced finance and accounting functions.

This position will provide a successful candidate a development path to leadership positions within Kinedyne and its parent company (The Heico Companies).

No relocation assistance is available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounts Receivable
• Maintain customer account information including master file records, transactions (application of cash, credit/debit memos, etc.), documents, and account status. Communicate issues to necessary parties and resolve problems concerning accounts.
• Lead collection efforts on accounts and resolve disputes with the goal of reducing Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).
• Provide reporting on key performance indicators to management and team members. Identify opportunities for improvement.

Accounts Payable
• Maintain vendor account information including master file records, transactions (vouchering vendor invoices, credit/debit memos. etc.), documents, and account status. Communicate issues to necessary parties and resolve problems concerning accounts.
• Follow and drive improvements to accounting policies related to 1) three-way matching of purchase order, receipts, and vendor invoices; 2) cash disbursements; 3) reconciliation of discrepancies and disputes; and 4) employee reimbursements.
• Lead improvements to vendor invoice coding process to drive increased accuracy and effectiveness of financial reports.

General Ledger
• Support financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, internal control assessments, and tax and regulatory reporting requirements.
• Prepare month-end journal entries and account reconciliation as assigned.
• Prepare monthly sales tax returns and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) returns.

Other
• Personal development and advancement will require taking on more responsibilities and streamlining current activities.
• Employees are expected to maintain their work area in a neat, clean, orderly, and safe manner.
• Other duties as assigned by management.

WORKING CONDITIONS/EXPOSURES:

• Working conditions are primarily in a climate-controlled, office setting with time occasionally spent in a manufacturing and warehouse environment.
• Position is based in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada office with ongoing support to locations at the New Jersey corporate office and home-based employees.

COMPETENCIES:

Core Competencies
• Customer Focus – Understanding who your customer is and their needs.
• Dealing with Ambiguity – Comfortable dealing with change and situations in which a clear answer has yet to be discovered.
• Drive for Results – Identifying key goals and using all available people and resources to get there.
• Priority Setting – Knowing what comes first.
• Interpersonal Savvy – Quickly acclimating to people and situations.
• Strategic Agility – Looking to the future and rising to meet it.

Other Competencies
• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team building skills.
• Strong social skills including interpersonal, telephone, and e-mail skills to successfully work and communicate with a variety of personalities.
• Must be able to maintain a professional, organized, and positive demeanor, even when dealing with difficult issues and challenging situations.
• Ability to think and operate on the fly, to assess situations, to weigh options, and to make sound business decisions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Frequent computer use (sitting for extended periods, typing, viewing screen, use of mouse).

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:

• Strong computer skills, including knowledge of ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics 2012 R3 and/or D365 preferred).
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills (such as pivot tables and advanced functionality) and proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS:

• Certified General Accountant (CGA) Level 2 or an equivalent business degree.

EXPERIENCE:

• At least one year of professional accounting experience with a background in month-end close responsibilities, business process improvement, and financial analysis. More than one year of experience is preferred.
• Experience in manufacturing and distribution environments is preferred.