Accounting Clerk

FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.

February 17, 2015

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

FTS is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of rugged, easy to use, environmental monitoring systems that help monitor the world’s remote natural environments.  FTS is a profitable, growing, privately-held Victoria-based company with a proven 30-year track record of excellence in our industry.  Our best sales tools are the unblemished customer references of our thousands of deployed monitoring stations. Please visit our website at for a complete overview of our company.

Job Summary: 

FTS has a new opportunity for someone with accounting and ideally payroll experience to join their growing team.

Are you an Accounting Clerk who is looking to further your career with a stable, privately-owned company that prides itself on an engaging work environment where people truly enjoy working together?  Are you perhaps part-way through your formal accounting training and desire an atmosphere where there is ‘never a dull moment’, and where furthering one’s education is not only acknowledged but truly congratulated?  If so, we may have the perfect job for you.

This position will provide accounting and administrative support services for FTS, and will enjoy interacting with all of the departments as well as with vendors, customers, suppliers, banks, etc.

Working closely with the Accounting Team Lead, the Accounting Clerk will have responsibility for accounts payable and receivable, other accounting duties, as well as payroll support, and other administrative services.  (Please see below for Duties and Responsibilities.)

We are looking for candidates with at least three years’ recent, related experience in a similar role; and ideally post-secondary education in at least one of the following areas:  a recognized accounting certificate; a two-year accounting diploma; and/or enrollment in a recognized accounting program.  Experience with Epicor or another ERP system would be ideal.  Proficiency with MS Office software and general office equipment; and sound knowledge of accounting principles are required.


Accounts Payable

  • Review, verify and ensure all vendor invoices are processed in a timely manner and payments are made within defined terms
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies and respond to vendor queries, includes researching invoices, returns and credits
  • Monitor and Maintain vendor files

Accounts Receivable

  • Receipt and processing of payments received electronically, cheques, and credit cards
  • Monitor customer account details and balances; follow procedures for collection of outstanding receivables
  • Preform reconciliation of accounts, including journal entries as required
  • Maintain up to date billing system for various departments, including generating and sending out invoices accordingly
  • Bank deposits as required

Other Accounting Duties

  • Bank and General Ledger account reconciliations and journal entries, as required
  • Credit card and expense management
  • Assist with cash management and cash flow forecasts, etc.
  • Petty cash management
  • Month end and year end procedures as directed by Director of Finance and Accounting Lead

Payroll Support

  • Semimonthly payroll for 60+ employees using Payworks
  • Benefits administration
  • Handling annual renewals and audits such as WCB, group benefits, etc.
  • Maintain employee records, preparing data on new, retiring or terminated employees
  • Respond to employee questions concerning payroll matters

Administration Services

  • Greets and assists visitors, and answers phones in a courteous manner
  • Directs calls and responds to enquiries, providing information of a general nature
How To Apply: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to with a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates your education and experience required of this position, as well as your salary expectations by Monday, March 2, 2015.

We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for consideration will be contacted.