Junior Accountant

As divisions of Direct Plus Deli Group, Made-Rite Meat Products Inc was founded in 1995. The company’s line of business includes the manufacturing of Jerky and Co-packers of Pepperoni snacks. We believe in providing our customers with products of the highest quality made by a selection of trusted brands including Grimm’s Fine Foods, McSweeney’s Premium Jerky and Meat Snacks.

OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE:

Looking for an individual to join our Finance Team as a Junior Accountant with a strong focus on Accounts Payable. In addition to the accounts payable responsibilities, this position will provide you with the opportunity to gain further experience in the accounting field.

This position is expected to oversee the full cycle accounts payable functions of the finance department.  This position will be directly responsible for accounts payable coding, data entry, and vendor payments, analyzing, matching, and reporting for Direct Plus Food Group.

Accounts Payable RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide accurate coding of all invoices including (general ledger accounts, cost centres, invoice dates, invoice amounts, proper period, vendor name, address, etc…)
  • Match PO’s to invoices to ensure accuracy
  • Obtain proper authorization of all account payable invoices before processing
  • Prepare weekly cheque run including matching vendor checks to proper invoices for signing and filing
  • Reconcile all vendor statements to the accounting system and prepare a monthly accrual to ensure all invoices are captured in the proper period
  • Interact with vendors via telephone, e-mail, and facsimile to resolve invoice discrepancies in a timely manner to ensure the expense is captured in the proper period
  • Maintain existing payables and finance spreadsheets
  • Reconcile AP Subledger to the General Ledger
  • Other duties as required

Additional Accounting RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements, and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records, etc. as assigned
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly/yearly closings
  • Assist with other accounting projects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven experience as a junior accountant
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Excellent organizing abilities
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software
  • Relevant work experience; accounting designation or working towards one

LOCATION: Made-Rite Meat Products, Langley, BC

DEPARTMENT: Finance

REPORTS TO: Controller

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