Accounting Technician

Columbia Basin Trust
Posted 4 months ago
Full Time

Position Summary

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.

Job Description


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.

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