Assistant Accountant
Motorcycle Dealership - Vancouver, BC

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Summary Description

Assists the Accounting Manager and performs full range of accounting functions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1) Accounts Payable/Receivable

  • Process all payables and receivables, ensuring necessary approvals and backup.
  • Record credit notes for warranty claims and investigate discrepancies.
  • Issue Manager approved cheques in a timely manner.
  • Review and follow up on vendor statements, maintaining our good credit.

2) Daily Cash

  • Count and reconcile the till proceeds every morning.
  • Follow up on discrepancies and work with staff to correct entry errors.
  • Make up the bank deposit and record the deposit journal entry.
  • Maintain the petty cash box and ensure enough change is on hand.

3) Accounting for Rentals

  • Record sales and track deposits.
  • Accounts payable entry and cheque processing.
  • Produce monthly financial statements.
  • Work with Service Manager to produce annual budget.

4) Independently reconcile General Ledger accounts

  • Daily reconciliation of Canadian and US banks
  • Reconcile asset and liability accounts and record necessary entries.
  • Prepare and maintain monthly working paper files to support financial statements


  • Treat all staff employees and customers fairly, courteously, and with dignity.
  • Model superior customer service behavior for all service personnel by maintaining positive working relationships within the Administration Department and throughout the organization.
  • Be prompt and available for occasional flexible scheduling due to timeframes, events, etc being this is a retail environment open 7 days a week.
  • Be honest and fair in all business dealings.
  • Demonstrate an interest in developing skill sets and show initiative in improving business processes
  • Focus on quality and an independent work ethic while performing as part of a team
  • "Own” your position and take pride and responsibility for your work


  • Experienced bookkeeper to financial statement.
  • Computer skills including Word and Excel.
  • Must possess strong organizational and communication skills.

Physical Demands

  • Stress related to meeting deadlines.
  • May be required to bend and lift up to 40lbs boxes, files etc.
  • Retail environment of our various departments and a service dept. that can be loud at times and exposed to exhaust fumes etc.

Working Conditions

  • Shared and open office with computer work stations and related equipment.
  • Retail environment of our various sales and service departments.
  • Store is open 7 days a week. Shift is scheduled Tuesday to Saturday.