Accounts Payable Associate
The Accounts Payable Associate serves the organization by completing vendor payments by receiving, verifying, processing and reconciling invoices in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring a keen eye to detail to prevent errors in the system. The Accounts Payable Associate is a team player who is committed to quality work, while maintaining good working relationships both within the mill and with vendors. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, complete discretion is expected as this position may deal with privileged information.
This is a term position that will last approximately two years, beginning in the spring of 2022, with the possibility of extension.
Review, verify and process invoices, expenses, cheque requisitions and purchase orders using computerized and manual systems Follow up and obtain clarification on any discrepancies or inaccuracies on invoices and/or purchase orders Reconcile monthly Visa statements, and vendor statements Contact both vendors and colleagues in a professional manner, helping to resolve their inquiries and any issues that arise Assist with outstanding invoices with no lines, rejected invoices, and invoices requiring amendments for Purchase Orders Verify payment proposals provided by the Cash Accountant, advise of any issues, print cheques and mail out to vendors Coverage for Logistics & Warehouse management during vacation periods Coverage for Outbound pulp shipments to various warehouses and customers during vacation periods Perform other administrative accounting duties as required Education and Experience
Completion of Grade 12 Post secondary education in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred 3-5 years of progressive experience in related role(s) with emphasis in Accounts Payable Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, knowledge of structured query language (SQL) considered an asset Demonstrated ability with computerized AP systems Mercer International Inc.
At Mercer International Inc., we are exceptional people creating bioproducts for a more sustainable world. We are a diversified global producer of forest products, bioproducts, and green electricity with operations in Germany, Canada, and Australia with a consolidated annual production capacity of approx. 2.2 million tonnes of kraft pulp and 550 million board feet of softwood lumber. For further information, please visit www.mercerint.com.
Mercer Celgar is one of four pulp operations owned and operated by Mercer International Inc, producing pulp, bio-energy and bio-extractives. Mercer Celgar is situated near Castlegar, BC, where we employ 427 team members who work together to produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp, enough eco-certified green energy to supply our own needs plus up to an additional 20,000 homes and 250,000 litres of turpentine annually.
At Mercer Celgar, we make more than just pulp. We are also working hard to help build a more sustainable and positive economic future for Castlegar, our surrounding communities and the families that live within them. For further information, please visit our website at www.mercerint.com.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
8 hour shift Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations: Conform with WorkSafe BC requirements.
vendor management: 3 years (preferred) accounts payable: 3 years (preferred)