Accounting Assistant (Temp-Mat Leave)

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Job Title: Accounting Assistant

Job ID: 0017 – 2012

Location: Richmond, BC, CANADA

Full/Part Time: Full Time, (Temporary Maternity Leave)

Positions: 1

PROTRANS BC is the private operator of the Canada Line, a 19-km automated rail-based rapid transit system connecting Downtown Vancouver with central Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport. Located in Richmond, we are a part of the PROTRANS family of SNC-Lavalin O&M, a global solutions provider to facility and asset operations.

The Accounting Assistant is responsible for duties related to accounts payable and various month-end accounting functions such as, processing invoices for payments and reconciliation of various reports and accounts. The Accounting Assistant also participates in the physical inventory cycle count process, and is also responsible for preparation and calculation of recoverable and special events costs for revenue billing.


Prepare backup, coding vendors and entering accounts payable for payment in the JDE System

Reconcile various reports and accounts such as, but not limited to, A/P, inventory control, petty cash and vendor’s monthly statements

Process invoices for payments, prepare and issue the payment group on a timely basis to ensure all deadlines are met

Maintains the Address Book of all vendors, employees, customers, etc, through the Change Management forms preparation and verification

Answers inquiries from vendors and internal sources regarding the status of invoices, vendor accounts, cheque issues and accounts payable procedures

Performs a variety of duties related to the control of accounts payable such as preparing month-end and year-end accruals of outstanding invoices

Prepares Hydro Consumption and demand schedules and analysis

Prepares and maintains a variety of lists, schedules, summaries and reports including, scientific research & experimental development tax credits, claims management, KPI, supplier performance, monthly cash flow, using a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office Word Processing, Excel, Power Point, and Visio

Arranges for vendor compliance forms completion from potential vendors in support of the procurement function

Prepares and/or updates Operating Policies and Procedures for Departmental functions

Attends and participates in Company organized training sessions related to safety and wellness in the workplace

Assembles information from numerous sources necessary to calculate and prepare periodic revenue billing of recoverable costs and special events

Other duties include photocopying and scanning invoices for payment processing


Previous work experience in the Accounting field of 3 – 5 years

Excellent verbal, written and numeric skills are essential

A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Diploma or degree in Accounting/Finance required

Advanced skills in MS Office/MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio)

Working knowledge of JD Edwards or other ERP Software systems


Posting Date: December 12, 2012

Closing Date: Open until filled

Hourly rate of pay: $26.18

Internal applications received after the closing date (December 18, 2012) will be considered as late applications.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume at . We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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