General Accountant

    St. Catharines, ON, Canada

    Job Title: General Accountant

    Position Type: Permanent/ Full-time

    Pay Range: $45,000 per year

    Work Location: St. Catharines, ON


    Reporting to the Finance Manager, the General Accountant is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Trade Analysis and general accounting duties. The candidate will maintain and control the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. The General Account is responsible for posting and verifying payments that come into the company and resolving discrepancies. This position is also responsible for key activities such as Month-End Year-End close, Account Reconciliations and Audit support. You will need good organization, communication and data-entry skills to excel in this job, and a knack for numbers.


    • Collects all accounts receivable open items to improve cash flow and manages existing Customer relationships to ensure accounts are maintained within credit terms
    • Verifies all customer deductions to protect operating income and minimize bad debt
    • Responsible for the timely, accurate, approved entry and maintenance of trade promotions in Sage intelligence software.
    • Manage credit limits and ensure adherence to the company’s credit policies
    • Maintains customer files including credit history, bankruptcy and bad debt files
    • Act as information source for other departments within the parameters of the Receivable function
    • Maintain general ledger accounts and prepare journal entries for accruals and variances
    • Maintain expenses within approved budgets for G&A
    • Improve department processes through research, analysis and documentation
    • Assist various departments in accounting issues and queries
    • Actively participate in department related month and year end processes including account analysis and in accordance with ASPE and US GAAP
    • Oversee IT Management
    • Back-up associate for Customer Service / Order Entry
    • Adhere to standard accounting principles and company procedures


    • College/University degree in accounting
    • 2 years related industry experience in accounts receivable
    • Accounting and audit principles understanding
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office (excel is required)
    • Ability to resolve issues with sales brokers and external customers
    • Organized, detailed-oriented with strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of Executive/Senior Staff
    • Must be professional in all communications within and outside the company
    • Requires meticulous attention to detail and the ability to deal with changing requirements and priorities and at time a heavy workload.
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

    To Apply

    Please send your resume to

    Category: Accounting

    Reference ID: CA7680GD000018

    Date Posted: 24/06/2019


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