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The Role:

The Accounting Assistant will work in accordance with the Financial Controller to ensure timely and accurate processing of accounts receivable and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

Daily Banking

  • Review & check online banking statements on a daily basis
  • Process all daily banking transactions and wire payments, including NSF & stop payment transactions

Bank Deposits

  • Confirm all deposits are made in the correct currency and before month-end
  • Ensure all post-dated cheques are entered
  • Apply journal entries in EPIC for all deposits. Ensure cheques are applied to the correct client & invoice
  • Verify discrepancies and resolve clients’ billing issues
  • Facilitate payment of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting clients

Additional Duties

  • Assist with other various clerical duties, including backup support for Reception
  • Maintain good working relationships within department and office
  • Perform other specific duties or projects when assigned
  • Ability to effectively communicate to employees, and top management
  • Actively participate in continued learning programs or training

Performance Expectations

  • Adherence to department workflows
  • Adherence to department service standards to clients, employees & vendors

Core Competency Standards:

  • ACCURACY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • COMMUNICATION – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken and written word. Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY – Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with Magnes privacy guidelines for client and employee information, as well as proprietary information.
  • CUSTOMER ORIENTED – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • RELIABILITY – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • TEAMWORK – Ability to be part of a team and work cohesively to achieve goals.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and follow a systematic method of prioritizing tasks in order to complete work within given deadlines. PROFESSIONALISM – Represent Magnes professionally both internally and externally at all times.
  • INITIATIVE – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • SELF-MOTIVATED – Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • RESPONSIBLE – Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • RESPECT – Values the backgrounds, experiences, opinions, feelings, and contributions of everyone in the course of delivering our services.
  • INTEGRITY – Recognizes that building trust demands honesty. Displays a commitment to doing what we promise. Ability to be truthful and be seen as honest and credible in the workplace.
  • INNOVATION – Constantly strives to improve both our culture and the value proposition to our customers by searching for better solutions, processes, and tools.

Job Specific Competency Standards:

  • ANALYTICAL SKILLS – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING – Detects potential problems at an early stage and seeks to solve them before they escalate. Uses analytical skills and creativity to solve problems. Knows when to ask for assistance or advice. Utilizes the available resources of the company.
  • PRODUCT AND MARKET KNOWLEDGE – Understanding and awareness of products and services offered, not only by Magnes but also by competitors. Takes the time to understand customer needs and is able to match products and services to those customer needs. Up to date on current industry changes.
  • RELATIONSHIP BUILDING – Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, suppliers, and co-workers.
  • WORKING UNDER PRESSURE – Ability to be flexible and complete assigned tasks under stressful situations in a professional manner.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Education – Post Secondary education with a focus in accounting
  • Languages – English is required and the ability to speak French would be considered an asset
  • Industry Experience – Minimum two years of experience in an Accounting Administration or Assistant role
  • Computer Skills – Proficiency in EPIC, MS Office, & advanced Excel

Compensation:

  • Salary Range Guideline
  • Bonus Incentives
  • Vacation Days
  • Personal Days & Birthday
  • Sick Days
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Group Benefits Plan
  • Recruiting Referral Fees
  • Registered Retirement Savings & Pension Pan

About The Magnes Group

The Magnes Group Inc is one of Canada’s leading independent insurance brokerages. Magnes has unique commercial insurance expertise in several industry niche markets, as well as private client insurance and corporate group benefits consulting. Magnes offers specialized services ranging from global insurance placement to innovative risk management strategies.

Magnes is licensed nationally across Canada with offices in Oakville, North York, Vancouver, and Montreal. Magnes is also proud to be a member of the exclusive Assurex Global Network. Our clients benefit from strategic international partnerships with the ability to “think globally and act locally”.

Magnes proudly employs some of the best insurance professionals in the business. Our team consists of a dynamic group of individuals, including some of the brightest minds in risk management. Our vision is to be a “magnetic” organization that naturally attracts and retains the very best-in-class of clients, suppliers, partners, and most importantly, our employees.

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