SUMMARY The Accounting Technician is responsible for providing a range of accounting and financial services to the Trust. The Accounting Technician maintains and processes accounts payable transactions and provides support to a fast-paced finance department by performing other duties as required. This position reports to the Accountant.
1.Accounts Payable. Codes and processes a high volume of invoices for all company accounts payableincluding travel and business expense claims and Delivery of Benefits paymentrequisitions. Reviews accounts payable information entered into the Trust’s InformationManagement System by staff and ensures information is accurate. Verifies all accounts payable transactions are approved by the appropriateauthority. Ensures timely payment of accounts payable invoices by generating cheques,electronic funds transfers, or bank drafts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Responds to vendor and staff payment and invoicing queries. Monitors company bank accounts to ensure sufficient balances to cover payments. Maintains corporate purchasing card accounts and processes monthly statements. Reviews and reconciles vendor statements. Reviews transactions to ensure compliance with Financial Management Policies.
2.General financial and accounting support. Carries out accounting, clerical and administrative work, and provides support to theFinance department and other departments as needed. Processes sales and accounts receivable transactions as required. Undertakes financial projects as directed by the Accountant, Controller or ExecutiveDirector, Finance & Operations. Assists with preparing working papers and compiling documents for the year-end audit. Assists with preparing bank reconciliations for all companies. Prepares monthly journal entries. 3.Other related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS Training and Experience A minimum of a two-year business administration program, accounting technicianprogram OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Two years of experience in finance and administration. Experience working with Great Plains and/or Microsoft Customer RelationshipManagement software and/or Caseware is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Working knowledge of the Trust’s Financial Management policies and procedures. Working knowledge of accounting principles, techniques and best practices. Strong computer skills, including MS Office software (particularly Excel, Outlook, Word,Teams, One Note and Powerpoint). Well-developed communications skills are essential, both oral and written. Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships throughout the organizationand with external stakeholders. Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve results. Ability to interact with others respectfully, ethically and honestly to create a positivework environment. Ability to provide current, knowledgeable and credible information. Ability to seize opportunities and be flexible in a changing environment. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and handle a high volume of documentationefficiently and accurately. Ability to exercise initiative and bring sound judgment to problem solving anddecision making. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.