Accounting Assistant

by Quest Brands Inc

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 04, 2022
Quest Brands Inc

Job Description


Accounting Assistant

About Us:

Quest Brands Inc. is a Canadian, family owned and operated business that has been in operation since 1979. Providing products for the Home and Garden as well as the Construction and Safety industries, Quest works with a diverse set of Customers from small garden centers to large box chains and construction companies. Quest is a place where the works gets done but does so in a casual, relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you are part of the family, not just a number.

We pride ourselves on being an enjoyable, collaborative and dynamic workplace; one that is focused on encouraging enthusiasm and motivation amongst all management and staff, diversity and inclusion, and providing growth opportunities. We work as a team, share core values, and support each other’s development along the way.

About the Job:

Quest Brands Inc. is moving its operations from two facilities in London and Brampton into one brand new facility in London. As part of this transition, we are building a new finance team and are seeking two enthusiastic and fast learning candidates who will work collaboratively under the leadership of the Director of Finance, to manage the day to day work of the finance team, implement new processes to help the organization run smoothly, grow with the company, and support the ongoing success of Quest.

About You:

You are an independent, hands-on worker with solid personal values that wants to build on success, you have a positive attitude, are organized, detailed oriented and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You like to work hard but also appreciate a solid work-life balance.

Major Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will be involved in the development of these roles, which will be accountable for the following:

· Accounts Receivable: daily processing of sales invoices, processing of customer payments (EDI, credit card, cheques), maintaining customer account records, follow up with outstanding payments, assisting sales and customer service teams with customer inquiries and resolution of issues, maintaining filing systems for customers

· Accounts Payable: daily receipt of invoices, expense account coding, seeking approval and processing of payments (on-line payments, EFT, cheques), monitoring for discount opportunities, reconciling vendor statements, maintaining vendor account records, follow up with invoice discrepancies, employee expense report reconciliations, assisting supply chain team with inquiries and resolution of issues, maintaining filing systems for vendors

· Overall Finance: assist with general ledger account reconciliations, data analysis for journal entries, month end closings and year end working paper preparation

· Payroll: weekly entry of hours worked from timesheets, ensure hours approved and coding is correct, work with HR Manager with inquiries and resolution of issues

· Health & Safety: assist HR Manager with tracking of training and other requirements

· Office Administration: providing support to the Office team with answering inbound telephone and email inquiries, managing inbound/outbound mail and courier services, creating and updating records to ensure accuracy and validity of information, organizing and maintaining office supplies and common areas

Qualifications and Requirements:

· Fully vaccinated against Covid-19

· 2+ years of relevant experience

· High School Diploma

· Extremely organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task

· Ability to maintain confidentiality

· Experience with Sage accounting software preferred

· Ceridian Dayforce experience an asset

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

· Must be a reliable team player who can work without supervision

· Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills

Company Benefits:

· Extended Health Care

· Dental Care

· Disability Insurance

· Life Insurance

· Rewarding and engaging work environment

· Company events

· Casual work attire

· Annual scholarship awards

· On-site parking


· 8-hour shifts

· Monday to Friday

· Reliable transportation required (not on a bus route)

Work Remotely

· No

Application deadline: 2021-11-26

Expected start date: 2021-11-29

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $20.00-$23.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Must be vaccinated against Covid-19


  • Payroll: 1 year (preferred)
  • General Accounting: 1 year (preferred)
  • Sage: 1 year (preferred)
  • Ceridian Dayforce: 1 year (preferred)
  • Accounts payable: 2 years (preferred)
  • Accounts receivable: 2 years (preferred)

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