Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant Apply Now

Kitchener, Ontario
Finance
Full time

The Role

As an Accounting Assistant (P/T) you will support the finance department by performing clerical tasks, including managing ledgers, preparing invoices and budget reports, reconciling bank statements, and completing basic bookkeeping and accounting duties. You will also process transactions, update statements, and ensure records are accurate. Effective communication skills are essential, as you will interact with internal stakeholders, vendors, and respond to client inquiries. This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a basic understanding of accounting principles.

Job Responsibilities

Assist with day-to-day accounting tasks including but not limited to:

  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Input of employee expense reports
  • Assist with payroll processing including maintaining up-to-date employee records
  • General ledger entries
  • Sales invoicing ensuring accuracy of data
  • Preparation of monthly sales tax reports
  • Support with inventory reconciliation
  • General administrative duties
  • Other accounting tasks as needed

About You

Our pace of growth brings a lot of change and ambiguity. We thrive on working hard to bring our shared vision to reality. This means that Forward Edu is not the right place for everyone.

Before you apply, consider if you can:

  • Make a lasting impact on the world through your work
  • Demonstrate initiative and commitment to excellence
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment and adapt to change
  • Communicate effectively while embracing diverse perspectives
  • Set and achieve ambitious goals to drive success
  • Energize our work culture with enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Grow personally and professionally alongside a like-minded team

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years in an accounting or finance related role.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Sharepoint, and accounting software.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and orderly electronic and manual files.
  • Adaptable to change and proactive in identifying areas for process improvement.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.

Some of our great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 15 days vacation to start
  • Hybrid work model
  • Medical, dental, vision and extended health coverage from day one - no waiting period
  • 2 paid “Because We Care” days (pet bereavement, religious holiday, mental health support, etc.)
  • $500 Wellness Spending Account
  • Virtual Health Support

About Forward Education 

Do you want to help inspire future generations to make the world a better place?

We’re bringing creativity, coding skills and inspiring Climate Action lessons to the forefront of learning in K-12 classrooms around the world! We believe that technology will unlock a brighter future for us all and that these young generations will help lead the way.

The race to take on Climate Change and the various challenges we face in restoring balance with our planet is the next great Moonshot of our era. Industries will be transformed and millions of jobs will be created in service of making our collective home sustainable. We need these young generations to have hope, inspiration and a variety of technical skills to make that happen - and with the help of great teachers that’s where we come in.

At Forward Education, we make classroom learning systems that make it easy to teach coding in the context of Climate Action technologies and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students learn about an issue like forest fires and then build/code their own automated tree seeding vehicle while learning about similar projects in the Amazon rainforest. We bring the real world to the classroom to educate, inspire and steer them to the endless opportunities to be a part of making the world a better place. 

Join us in our mission to make a brighter tomorrow. 

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