Accounting Assistant

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For over 150 years, I. H. Mathers has been a trusted world-class supplier of dependable, highly efficient, marine, offshore, and logistics services. They move projects, people and products around the world for a wide range of clients.

On behalf of I.H. Mathers, we are seeking an Accounting Assistant to join their cohesive accounting team. Reporting directly to the Controller, the Accounting Assistant will lead the Accounts Payable responsibilities for the I. H. Mathers group of companies. The role will organically branch out to support Accounts Receivables, General Accounting, and administrative activities while supporting the Financial Controller as needed. Acting in a key position, the Accounting Assistant will work with a tenured cohesive accounting team alongside a group of committed employees who are driven by quality work, strong service, and attention to detail.  The position will be based in the head office located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Main Tasks  

  • Lead the Accounts Payable processes including but not limited to:
    • Maintaining vendor communication, addressing inquiries, and resolving any issues or discrepancies
    • Perform daily data entry and process vendor invoices
    • Prepare daily and weekly payments, process cheque runs, and file documents
    • Reconcile and follow up with vendor statements
    • Code & data entry of invoices/expense claims

Additional duties will include

  • Assist with AR processing and collection calls
    • Provide support to the Controller for the year-end audits and review engagements
    • Provide backup support to the other accounting team members
    • Provide general accounting support to operations

As the ideal candidate for this position, you will have a business degree or diploma along with 2+ years of accounting administration experience where you have worked in an entrepreneurial fast-paced office environment, focused on accounts payable tasks. You will possess strong communication skills, excellent time management, and organizational abilities, including a proven ability to work independently and as apart of a team with time-sensitive deadlines. Intermediate MS Office skill sets act as a key ingredient to successful performance and exposure or understanding of Freight Forwarding/Logistics/Cargo Handling ERP Systems such as IOA or Cargowise is considered an asset.

Effective communication and collaboration will be vital as you will coordinate seamlessly with various teams within the organization. Alongside strong interpersonal skills, a professional confident collaborative, flexible mindset, and approach is appreciated.

If you love to learn and are a driven self-starter who is looking to be part of an established family business who values balance, hard work, and determination Please send your resume to James Willies at James@venor.ca to have a confidential conversation

I. H. Mathers and Venor strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and recognize the value that diversity brings. Applications from all qualified candidates, including those who identify as racially visible, indigenous, women in underrepresented roles, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know.

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