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Avid Insurance Group Inc. is a insurance brokerage serving all of Western Canada, please see our web page at to learn about our company. Previous experience in the insurance industry is not needed, however is beneficial in the hiring process.

Job Responsibilities include:

Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems. Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements, calculate and prepare payroll. Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents. Manage accounts receivable/accounts payable and prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: A college diploma in accounting or bookkeeping is preferred, but at least 2 years of verifiable experience working for a Canadian company and proven skills could substitute for education.

Specific Skills:

Proficiency using Quickbooks is a prerequisite ensure accuracy and compliance to accounting/bookkeeping standards, procedures and internal control. Working knowledge of other bookkeeping/accounting software an asset. Ability to read and write English as well as to understand complex verbal and written instructions in English.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: $20.00 to $40.00 /hour


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Computer use
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Reading text
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Willing to travel
 - Own vehicle
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) Accreditation
 - Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association Accreditation
 - Not required
 - Provincial or territorial licence
 - Certified General Accountants Association (CGA) membership
Accountant Specific Skills
 - Analyze financial documents and reports
 - Develop and maintain cost findings, reporting and internal control procedure
 - Examine accounting records
 - Plan, set up and administer accounting systems
 - Prepare income tax returns from accounting records
 - Prepare financial statements and reports
 - Prepare financial information for individuals, departments or companies
 - Provide financial, business and tax advice
Financial Auditor Specific Skills
 - Ensure accuracy and compliance to accounting standards, procedures and internal control
 - Examine financial records and transactions
 - Prepare reports and audit findings
 - Recommend improvements to accounting systems and management practices
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Large workload
 - Attention to detail
 - Fast-paced environment
Security and Safety
 - Confidential security clearance
 - Basic security clearance
Business Equipment and Computer Applications
 - Simply Accounting
 - Quick Books
 - Accounting software
 - Data analysis software
 - General office equipment
 - Electronic mail
 - Excel
 - Spreadsheet software
 - Word processing software


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