ATLAS GROWERS LTD.
LOCATION: EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
POSITION: CORPORATE ACCOUNTANT (FULL TIME)
Founded in 2015, Atlas Growers is a Canadian pharmaceutical cannabis production company located near Edmonton, Alberta. We strive to improve people's lives by producing high-grade cannabis flower and related cannabis products while simultaneously leading the industry on the science behind the historically misunderstood and misrepresented cannabis plant. With a talented team of educated, experienced and dedicated members, a growing list of exciting new partnerships, and our ultramodern cannabis production facility and laboratory; we hope to change the framework of what is understood about cannabis while pushing the limits on the myriad of medically viable phytochemicals it produces.
Our state-of-the-art, purpose built 38,000 square foot building, is designed to cultivate and process the highest-grade cannabis products possible. The technology incorporated into the building and industry-leading cultivation practices are coupled with a fully indoor, climate-controlled environment to enable the customizable ecosystems needed to properly cultivate the cannabis plant at maximum efficiency. Atlas began shipping product in April 2019.
We have set a priority to facilitate further scientific research on medical cannabis through strategic partnerships with local agricultural professionals, Canadian universities, and international horticulture experts. The goal of this research is to provide clinical, reliable data to Canadians and the world as this nascent industry evolves. By doing so, Atlas offers opportunities for healing and hope.
This is a rare and immense opportunity for anyone looking to get in on the ground floor of a premium pharmaceutical cannabis producer. With it, you'll get the chance to directly impact a burgeoning industry and work with other highly motivated individuals in creating its identity. If you believe in our mission, and know you can offer the type of passion, knowledge, and expertise necessary for this position, we'd like to hear from you.
Atlas is seeking an experienced, reliable, self-starter who will be responsible for maintaining the ongoing completeness and accuracy of the financial statements and general ledger records in accordance with IFRS. The candidate will work in conjunction with the Atlas management team, with over-sight / reporting to the Controller. Occasional travel to Atlas's production facility NW of Edmonton may be required. Experience should include at least 5 years with maintaining all aspects of general ledger software such as Sage or similar ERP systems, ideally in a manufacturing industry.
Reports to: Controller
Role and Responsibilities
Compilation of month end financial statements and related reports (for management, banks, HR etc.).
Compilation of month end adjusting entries for amortization expense, prepaids, accrued liabilities, etc.
Reconciliation of bank accounts receivable and accounts payable sub-ledgers, inter-company balances, fixed asset ledgers, etc.
Assist management with the compilation of periodic filings required for income, commodity and payroll taxes, WCB reports, and other regulatory reporting, etc.
Maintenance of general ledger chart of accounts in new Sage 365 Cannabis ERP system.
Assist with bookkeeping, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Preparing year end working papers and reconciliations for annual audit requirements
Treasury and Risk Management Functions
Compilation and processing of weekly cheque/payment register for vendor accounts payable.
Processing of receipt of funds by cheque, electronic and wire transfers.
Assist with treasury functions for transfers to/from short-term investment accounts.
Assist with maintenance of corporate insurance programs.
Assist with foreign exchange transactions within the ERP system and 3rd party providers
Human Resources Functions
Assist HR with the processing of ongoing changes for staff, pay rate, with-holdings, and benefit plans.
Assist with maintenance of records for employee group medical/dental benefits and stock option plan.
2-year degree from a college or technical school; Bachelor's degree (B.S.) preferred
Recently obtained CPA designation, or enrolled in an equivalent professional designation
Over 5 years of related accounting experience in privately owned companies
Proficiency in general ledger software and MS Office, including the ability to operate the computerized accounting and spreadsheet programs
Skills and Abilities
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization
Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volume.
Ability to deal with foreign exchange transactions in an ERP system
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Keen desire to learn about the operations of the company, in a newly regulated industry
Uphold confidentiality, ethics, and demonstrate a high level of discretion at all times
Leadership and supervisory experience may be required
Business acumen to oversee the budgetary control issues, project management and continuous improvement initiatives of the company.
Basic computer skills: competency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint
Proficient in spoken and written English.
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Atlas Growers is an Equal Opportunity Employer