Bookkeeper/Accounting Associate

We are looking for a Bookkeeper/Accounting Associate to join our growing team of professionals.  This is a permanent full time position which is structured as 100% remote.  Candidates from all across Canada are welcome to apply as we support fully remote positions regardless of province or territory.  The Bookkeeper/Accounting Associate is  responsible for a variety of accounting and other financial tasks to ensure the daily accounting functions run accurately and efficiently for all of Southbrook's clients.
About you
  • Technical understanding of double-entry accounting concepts and financial statements
  • Familiar with accounting procedures
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, with specific demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new systems, prior experience with QB Desktop & QBO
  • Initiative and ability to manage multiple projects, timely and accurately
  • Ability to work well independently but still a strong team-player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Accounting: record bank and credit card transactions, prepare reconciliations
  • Month-end close: Manage monthly working paper files, analysis, financial reporting
  • Manage payroll accounting: accurate payroll liabilities and accruals, and departments split into separate GL accounts as needed
  • Maintain an organized system of digital client records
  • Honesty/Integrity.  Does not cut corners ethically.  Earns trust and maintains confidences.  Does what is right, not just what is politically expedient.  Speaks plainly and truthfully.
  • Analytical skills.  Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.  Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to detail.  Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Organization and Planning.  Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.  Focuses on key priorities.  
  • Work ethic.  Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and has a track record of working hard doing what it takes to get the job done. 
  • Ability to develop people.  Coaches people in their current roles to improve performance and prepares them for future roles.  Contributes to a positive environment that fosters employee engagement, individual development, effective risk taking, and innovation.
  • High standards.  Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best.
  • Enthusiasm.  Exhibits passion and excitement over work.  Has a can-do attitude.
  • Intelligence.  Learns quickly.  Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • Communication.  Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative.  Maintains this standard in all forms of written communication, including e-mail.  Demonstrates the ability to explain financial details to all positions in the company.

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