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Accounting Assistant

Jost Vineyards

Malagash, NS   Canada

Job Description:

Devonian Coast Wineries is a NS company that owns 3 wineries, Jost Vineyards one of the first pioneers in the province located on the North Shore, Gaspereau Vineyards a boutique winery in the Annapolis Valley and Mercator Vineyards also in the valley. Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd is passionate about bringing the best of NS wines to our consumers and committed to growing the industry.

This position, located at Jost Vineyards, is responsible for the management of customer accounts and corporate expenditures, as well as assisting with general administrative services.

Accounts Receivable
•  Manage existing customers and follow up with customers that have an outstanding balance to ensure collection
•  Post customer payments and process credit card payments over the phone
•  Reconcile customer deposits and cash register float
•  Print and mail customer invoices and statements when required
•  Answer, respond, and direct incoming calls
•  Answer general customer inquiries over the phone, redirecting calls when necessary

Accounts Payable
•  Manage current accounts payable vendors, and create accounts for new vendors when required; monitor vendor accounts to ensure payments are up-to-date
•  Receive and verify accuracy of invoices; enter invoices into AccPac
•  Ensure purchase invoices have been approved and expenditures abide by corporate policies
•  Make payments and issue cheques to vendors
•  Post transactions to the general ledger
•  Perform a weekly and monthly bank reconciliation
•  Calculate and submit various fees/taxes, such as: excise, HST, bottle deposits, etc.
•  Prepare and submit a monthly expense and cash report
•  Assist the Director, Accounting and Finance as necessary

Competencies/Skills required:
•  Solid understanding of general bookkeeping/accounting functions and procedures
•  Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
•  Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
•  Dedication to accuracy and consistently displays attention to detail
•  Confidentiality of employee and vendor account information
•  Effective communication skills- verbal and written
•  Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and shows courtesy towards customers and vendors
•  Possesses good problem-solving skills

Technical skills required:
•  Post secondary education in accounting and bookkeeping
•  Strong computer proficiency, especially with:
•  Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
•  Orion (WIMs, Blend)
•  Sage AccPac

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, March 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
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Contact Information
Jost Vineyards