Accounting Technician

FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.

May 13, 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: 

Are you a professional Accounting Technician 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 working towards a formal accounting designation and desire an atmosphere where there is ‘never a dull moment’, and where furthering one’s education is not only acknowledged but also truly congratulated?  If so, we may have the perfect job for you.

This position offers you the opportunity to use your ‘can-do’ initiative and your strong skills in accounting support services.  You will also enjoy plenty of variety in interacting with company departments within FTS, as well as with vendors, customers, suppliers, banks, etc.

Working closely with the Accounting Supervisor, the Accounting Technician will have responsibility for Accounts Payable, General Accounting, as well as providing assistance with Receivables and Payroll when required. This position manages the workload associated with a variety of financial transactions and accounts in a timely and efficient manner, builds relationships with stakeholders, and offers confidential support to the Accounting Team.

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

General Accounting Responsibilities

  • Prepare Monthly Bank and General Ledger account reconciliations and journal entries
  • Follow and complete all month end procedures with accuracy and efficiency
  • Credit card and expense account management
  • Assist with cash management and cash flow forecasts, etc.

Accounts Receivable Support

  • Receipt and processing of payments received electronically, cheques, and credit cards
  • Monitor customer account details and balances; follow procedures for collection of outstanding receivables
  • Perform 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 may be required

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, prepare data for new, retiring or terminated employees
  • Respond to employee questions concerning payroll matters
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 Friday, May 22nd.

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