HMSHost Careers

Accounting Specialist I

Edmonton, AB

Job Description


The Accounting Specialist I is responsible for performing a variety of routine and frequently non-routine clerical accounting functions in one or more of the following areas: general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable or payroll. These functions include compiling and sorting documents, calculating and verifying amounts, and posting transactions to accounts. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the Operations Controller or the Staff Accountant.

Essential Functions:

•Performs accounts receivable functions such as preparing daily cash and sales envelopes, creating and distributing over/short notices, and auditing daily vouchers and voids
•Performs accounts payable functions such as checking and processing invoices, and researching discrepancies and unpaid invoices
•Performs payroll functions such as processing bi-weekly payroll, reviewing payroll registers, and processing draft check requests
•Validates daily sales transactions to the ledger; investigates and corrects cost allocation errors
•Acts as a local expert in all areas of cash handling; conducts department cash audits and tracks cashier audits and blind drop audits
•Evaluates reports and audits
•Utilizes exception based reporting tools to identify control deficiencies and enacts procedures to minimize losses


Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:

•Requires 2 years of formal post-high school specialized training
•Requires a minimum of 2 years payroll and/or clerical accounting experience
•Demonstrates the ability to interact with the public and coworkers in a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing manner
•Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers
•Requires basic keyboarding or other repetitive motions

Additional Information

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