Accountant

AccountingFull TimeToronto, ON

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The PUR Company is looking for a Accountant to join the team! We’re a team of entrepreneurial thinkers, with a relentless drive to get things done, passionate about what we do and the innovative impact we are making. We do it all while having fun and acting with PURpose! We pride ourselves on diversity and celebrate individuality. It’s our people that make things happen! If this excites and invigorates you, we’d love to hear from you!

We can’t spell PUR without U!


What you will do.

As the Accountant, you are accountable directly responsible for performing data entry and related duties in disbursing non-payroll accounts payable to individuals, suppliers, corporations, and other entities. This includes maintaining ledgers, credit balances, and account irregularities. . The Accountant will also ensure the timely and accurate processing of payment documents such as purchase orders, travel reimbursements, stipends, and any other accounting transactions related to A/P management. The Accountant will also administer claims, refunds, adjustments, and any other accounting transactions related to A/R management.


The role in more details.

  • Obtain approval for disbursements and ensure that expenditures do not exceed available cash.
  • Prepare and fill out payments to third parties, whether by cash, check, credit, and other forms of payment.
  • Post and reconcile company payments to general ledgers.
  • Review bills to the company for potential errors and/or discrepancies.
  • Investigate and resolve billing discrepancies or misapplied cash transactions.
  • Post A/P data to profit/loss reports, balance sheets, income statements, and other documentation.
  • Balance daily A/P batches; prepare and distribute payment reports and statistics to key personnel.
  • Ensure the strict confidentiality and privacy of financial records as they relate to the organization and its business partners.
  • Form payment strategies to make timely A/P payments and mitigate supplier objections.
  • Investigate payment problems while following corporate A/P policies and procedures.
  • Communicate with internal/external sales representatives and accounting/tax professionals as necessary to complete job duties.
  • Receive and fill out receipts for third party payments, whether by cash, check, credit, and other forms of payment.
  • Post and reconcile customer payments to general ledgers.
  • Post A/R data to profit/loss reports, balance sheets, income statements, and other documentation.
  • Review all credit balances, refunds, and adjustments, and apply adjustments and/or corrections to corporate billing records.
  • Balance daily A/R batches; prepare and distribute income reports and statistics to key personnel.
  • Ensure the strict confidentiality and privacy of financial records as they relate to the organization and its customers.
  • Form collection strategies to mitigate customer objections to making timely A/R payments.
  • Investigate collection problems and advise customers on corporate A/R policies and procedures.
  • Make arrangements for payment of outstanding and late accounts; escalate transfer to Delinquent Accounts or outside collection agency as necessary.
  • Investigate and resolve billing discrepancies or misapplied cash transactions.

What you have to do to get here.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination.
  • 3-5 years direct experience in an A/R and A/P capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately calculate, post, correct, and manage accounting figures and financial records.
  • Strong knowledge of collection regulations and fair credit practices.
  • Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information and monetary transactions.
  • Experience in gathering data, compiling the proper information, and preparing financial reports.
  • Able to perform moderate to complex account reconciliations.
  • Strong diplomatic, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills in order to handle late payments and delinquent accounts.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting systems, budgets, and internal controls.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.

PUR is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request.

We thank all those who have applied, however only the selected candidates will be contacted.