Accountant – Own The Function

  • Company:
    Halcyon Finance and Accounting Recruitment
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    8 hours ago
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ACCOUNTANT Our client, a market leading Manufacturing company specializing in the powder coating and sandblasting markets is currently seeking a new Accountant in their quest to remain number a top competitor in their field and craft. This company has operated in the heart of Mississauga, ON for the last 50 years, and is a sister company of a much larger International company specializing in the complex aluminum market. Now together, they require a thorough, hands on Accountant to own the standalone accounting department handling all accounting operations for this location. Benefit from this challenging, yet not overly demanding accounting position where you will be responsible for all things accounting A to Z. Your diligent and thorough nature will ensure the smooth running of this independent accounting department, where you will work closely with the General Manager ensuring the completion of daily function. TOP 3 REASONS TO JOIN: 1. Truly make this accounting function your own: The truth is you will report to the GM with dotted line reporting relationship to the VP Finance from larger sister company down the road in Brampton… BUT, this is your chance to have a real say and work on activities that will drive this business forward. You will work to maintain a high standard of accounting processes and ensure accurate reporting and controls. If something is not right, you can drive impact and change. 2. Work for a small family business with the backing of a large International company: Truly getting the best of both worlds here. The Mississauga location is very much a fun, friendly, laid back family feel environment, yet you will have unlimited support from the sister company, if/when you need it. 3. Perks: Earlier we mentioned that the role is challenging but not demanding. Standard hours with very little overtime and some flex around start and finish time. If life outside of work is important to you… this is the place to join. On top, they treat their employees great! Opportunity to work from home once you settle in and get up to speed. GENERAL DUTIES & WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED: Be able to handle all aspect of accounting for a small company of around $3 MILL in annual revenue Weekly payroll for 20 employees (mostly hourly Unionized) Full coverage of AP, AR, and G/L activity Create and maintain internal controls and policies Journal entries, reconciliation of balance sheet accounting, annual closings, financial reporting – you name it you’ll be involved in it. Prep and publish monthly Financials Statements – further reviewed with Controller prior to publishing Work with auditors Weekly and monthly reports on sales and costs Analysis of sales and costing Report on group health, RRSP, WSIB and HST Monitor customer accounts – some light collection activities. More relationship based, gentle reminder calls/emails Monitor bank account balances and cash flow Have a process improvement mindset. They are transitioning to QuickBooks Online. Be a pivotal figure in upgrades or implementation on the accounting systems. Excellent experience for your resume. Streamlining the purchasing function Environment: Open, collaborative, supportive, close-knit Requirements Accounting background including Degree of Diploma in Finance, Accounting and/or Business Strong technical knowledge including MS Excel 2+ years of hands on experience in an accounting capacity Very thorough and detail oriented Flexible and adaptable in nature Strong communication skills – both verbal and written Self-starter and able to work independently (will need to demonstrate with examples) Planner and prioritizer able to execute efficiently on daily tasks Fun natured with a great personality and sense of humour Like to work with fun and friendly people in a supportive, caring and collaborative office environment. Benefits Salary: Circa $50,000 p/a Other benefits: Full dental/medical, up to 3 weeks vacation