Bookkeeper
Sharon R. O'Halloran, C.P.A., Inc.
Summerside, PE

Summary

The bookkeeper position creates financial transactions and creates financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Bookkeeping duties

  • Sales and receipts
  • Purchases and payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Payroll, Remittances and reports
  • Payable Reconciliation
  • HST Remittances
  • Inventory
  • Preparation of monthly reporting pack for office manager
  • Submission of approved reports to clients as required

Personal Tax Duties

  • Meeting with clients for pick ups/drop offs.
  • Basic T1 Returns.
  • Gathering Information for clients under review.

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Quality Orientation
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Energy & Stress
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Team Work
  • Operating Equipment
  • Ethics and Integrity

Job DutiesSince each client’s bookkeeping needs are different, the bookkeeping requirements and skill set will be different.The bookkeeper must define in writing the client needs and ensure that all aspects of those functions are met on a timely basis. This includes the reports to the clients and all required government filings, including but not limited to tax returns, HST, Statistics Canada, Payroll, etc.Requirements

  • Accounting and bookkeeping professional development courses
  • Two years of bookkeeping/accounting experience
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Effective communication with the clients
  • Generation of necessary reports to fulfill the client bookkeeping requirements
  • Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new software
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self starter
  • Confident, consistent, decisive personality

Work Conditions

  • Travel may be required
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
  • Professional dress code
  • Lifting or moving up to 25lbs may be required (boxes of paper)
  • Adherence to all company policies.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • QuickBooks: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Bookkeeping: 2 years (Required)
  • Sage 50: 2 years (Required)