Intermediate Accountant (Maternity Leave Contract)

StarFish Medical

May 29, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Finance and Accounting
Company Overview: 

StarFish Medical is Canada’s premier medical device development group, an integrated team of 60+ technical product development professionals who work on device design projects for North American and international customers.

At our head office in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada, you will work in an energizing, purpose-designed 15,000 sq ft facility with some of the best medical device design strategists, designers and engineers to help direct, create and deliver exciting product experiences for varied device markets. Our project areas range from tactical EMS products, surgical tools and consumer diagnostic devices through to high volume disposables, complex IVD systems, imaging technologies and lab equipment.

StarFish offers a collegial, creative and casual working environment. In a recent survey, our employees rated: peers and culture, interesting and meaningful work, and working conditions (flexibility, environment) as the top reasons they most enjoyed working at StarFish.

Why Victoria, BC? Victoria is one of the most stunning cities in Canada. We enjoy a mild climate year-round and the shortest, most beautiful, commute for a city of our size. If quality of life, less time in your car and more time exploring the outdoors is appealing to you, then consider Victoria, where you can: bike on over 400km’s of designated bike lanes/trails (including right by our office), explore 50+ regional and provincial parks, golf year-round, ski and surf, kayak and scuba dive – we enjoy it all!

Job Summary: 

Position Profile:

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Intermediate Accountant is responsible for all aspects of Accounts Receivable and Payroll, and also supports the month-end process and financial reporting as well as Accounts Payable. There will also be selected administrative tasks.

This position is a maternity leave position, starting mid-June/mid-July 2014 and ending in September 2015.

Core Responsibilities:

Accounts Receivable, including

  • Invoicing clients
  • Posting deposits
  • Making adjustments and dealing with odd items
  • Ensuring AR listing is correct and reliable
  • Collections and customer credit management
  • Customer management as required
  • Verifying parts costs, inventory availability, dealing with questions from non-accounting staff

Payroll, including

  • Verify hours and payroll coding on employee timesheets
  • Process special payroll coding, such as sick, vacation, overtime, double time, special deductions
  • Enter all hours and payroll codes correctly in payroll software
  • Make adjustments as required
  • Send off payroll on time for processing; ensure employees are paid on time

Month-End Process, including

  • Provide support to the Director of Finance as required
  • Reconcile bank accounts for all companies
  • Reconcile selected GL accounts for month-end working papers
  • Prepare and post GL journal entries to adjust transactions
  • Prepare, or support preparation, of selected month-end reports
  • (note: this does not include preparation of financial statements)


  • Work with engineers and manufacturing staff to maintain accuracy of work in progress entries, by project, and make adjustments as required
  • Transfer WIP items to sales orders for billing

Support Accounts Payable, including matching, verifying, coding and posting vendor invoices (to support AP staff as time allows)
Accounting correspondence with customers, suppliers and others as required
Ensure internal control processes are followed accordingly
Work with the Director of Finance and other staff to ensure the integrity of sub-ledgers including accounts payable, accounts receivable, sales orders and others
Assist the Director of Finance with various duties, as required
Process all paper work and data in an accurate and timely manner

Provide Support for other functions and staff in Accounting as required :

Accounts Payable, including

  • Ensuring proper approvals are in place
  • Process cheques and cheque runs
  • Making adjustments and deal with odd items
  • Ensuring AP listing is correct and reliable

Filing of records according to standard practices


  • The Intermediate Accountant will have at least 2-3 years experience in a corporate environment within an accounting department and has gained a great understanding and exposure to financial and business practices.
  • Experience with Syspro, an ERP system, or QuickBooks would be an asset. Good knowledge of MS Office.
  • This position fits a candidate in the 2nd to 4th year CMA/CGA program, or with equivalent work experience.
How To Apply: 

Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. We thank all those who apply to Starfish Medical, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please.

Please e-mail your application to Please ensure the position title is in the subject line. When sending your attachment, please ensure it is in Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or text (.txt) format. You can also fax your resume to (250) 483-1975.