Accounting Assistant
D.F. Boiler Tube Industries - Edmonton, AB

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Accounting Assistant
Reports to: Assistant Controller

Job Summary:
D.F. Boiler Tube Industries and Cutting Solutions Inc. are looking for a full time Accounting Assistant to join our team. This position is responsible for providing financial and administrative services including processing purchase orders and vendor invoices on a timely basis and in accordance with company policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 2 -5 years’ related experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Verify receipt of materials and services; match the purchase orders confirming prices and quantity to vendor’s invoices
  • Process cheque runs and monitor discount opportunities
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing expense reports; record entries for payments with proper approval
  • Follow up on all price and quantity discrepancies with the purchasing department and contact vendors when needed
  • Process new accounts and maintain accurate supplier information in the database
  • Compile statistics and assist in maintaining accurate month end spreadsheets for management
  • Perform related clerical duties such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying
  • Review and maintain accounting policies and procedures; develop, implement and monitor an appropriate system of internal controls according to the developmental objectives
  • Prepare monthly and balance sheet reconciliations which includes investigating and correcting errors or discrepancies
  • Ensure all foreign exchange transactions including funds acquisition and loss and gain are recorded accurately
  • Provide support and advice for all departments on matters that affect the accounting system and other relevant company purchases information
  • Additional authority and accountability as related to key responsibilities will be delegated upon demonstrated competency

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive documents, adhere to operational and record keeping guidelines
  • Lead by example and help to promote the Company’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Attend the required training and focus on continued professional growth and development

Skills and Abilities:

  • Dynamic individual with strong leadership, time management, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills needed
  • Establish and promote a service oriented “can do” operational philosophy within the department that is both proactive and responsive
  • Proven ability to operate successfully in a demanding environment; demonstrable track record of high performance
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Take initiative where appropriate and follow through on all projects in a timely manner

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • College Diploma or other relevant courses
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills; MS Office Suite 2010 (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Simply Accounting is a MUST