Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Marys, ON
Date Posted: Jun 08, 2021
Veterinary Purchasing Company Limited

Job Description

Veterinary Purchasing Co. Ltd. (VP) located in St. Marys, Ontario, is the largest Veterinary Supplier in Ontario and is currently looking to add a dynamic individual within our accounting department for a permanent full-time position of:

Accounting Clerk
This is a permanent full-time position reporting to the Financial Controller. The successful candidate will perform various accounting and administrative tasks to ensure efficient, timely and accurate entry of business transactions, maintaining financial records, preparing reports and assisting other clerical staff as the company transitions to a new fully integrated ERP system.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Carry out various accounting and administrative duties including data entry, reconciliations and monthly reporting.
  • Work closely with other accounting clerks as follows:
  • Pricing - to verify supplier invoices with respect to products received, pricing, discounts, credits, etc. Enter and review costs, deal and stock adjustment information. Audit brokerage, freight and duty charges and prorate costs to each item. Liaise with suppliers regarding short shipments, errors, surcharge invoices and transactions involving free goods. Verifying and processing price lists.
  • Accounts payable - obtaining approvals, coding and entering invoices correctly. Processing payments, reconciling supplier statements and maintaining AP and filing system.
  • Assist accounts receivable - to review and enter daily deposits, collection of outstanding accounts, assist with AR reconciliation and maintaining shareholder information.
  • Processing and reconciliation of invoices and payments to third party freight carriers.
  • Communicate with vendors and customers and respond to inquiries and resolve discrepancies.
  • Learn, test and troubleshoot processes in new ERP system and document/update work instructions related to new processes.
  • Keep financial records, post journal entries, analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts on daily/monthly basis.
  • Process monthly bank reconciliation for multiple accounts and visas.
  • Maintain GL accounts and schedules for prepaids, assets and other accounts for month end process.
  • Assist with year-end processes, audit and preparation of working papers for external auditors.
  • Understand and follow all applicable standard operating procedures as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Health & Safety:
  • Works in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Conducts self with regard for safety of employees; is aware of safety and evacuation procedures
  • Report any health & safety violations or hazards to your Supervisor

Good manufacturing practices:
  • Follow and understand all relevant Standard Operating Procedures with respect to Good Manufacturing Practices

Skills and knowledge required:
  • A post-secondary diploma/certificate in accounting considered an asset
  • 2+ years’ experience in accounting clerk role or equivalent (Public accounting experience an asset)
  • Ability to work independently or within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Proven negotiating / conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Why Choose VP:
  • 100% Employer paid Health and Dental Benefits
  • RRSP Top-up Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Competitive Salary
  • Proud to support the Local St. Marys Community

How to Apply:
Please apply online with your cover letter and resume at: https://www.vpcl.on.ca/about-us/careers/
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday June 21, 2021
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.
Veterinary Purchasing Company Ltd. is committed to employment equity and welcomes diversity. In addition, Veterinary Purchasing Company Ltd. encourages applications from all qualified individuals including persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, women, and members of visible minorities.
Veterinary Purchasing Company Ltd. provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you require accommodations to complete an application, please contact Human Resources hr@vpcl.on.ca or call 519-284-1371 ext. 256 and we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs.