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Junior Accountant (Fixed Term)

A Thinking Ape

A Thinking Ape

Accounting & Finance
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

A Thinking Ape is searching for a Junior Accountant to join our Accounting Team for a 14-month maternity leave coverage. This role will report to our Financial Controller and will be responsible for a variety of tasks including bookkeeping, A/P processing and employee payroll to start. You will have the chance to create/improve processes as we scale, develop/prepare reports for our parent company and be involved in financial reporting, audits and more.

The team

The finance/accounting team at ATA is responsible for the entire finance function of the business. Internally they are responsible for maintaining and recording business transactions, employee payroll, as well as generating and delivering financial statements, budgets, forecasts and other reports to support our leadership team with decision making. They also work closely with external accounting firms on financial audits and tax return preparation. They are also responsible for creating various monthly, quarterly and annual reports under IFRS for our parent company Embracer Group AB.

Things you will work on:

  • Review and bookkeeping of business expenses, mainly employee reimbursements and expenses from various credit cards and bank accounts, making sure all transactions are recorded correctly, and proper documentation is maintained. Follow up on issues and questions.
  • Responsible for accounts payable. Process payments and obtain approval in accordance with authorization and approval policies.
  • Reconcile company credit card statements monthly.
  • Initiate payments in banking systems.
  • Assist the Financial Controller in month-end and year-end closing, including reconciliations of various accounts, depreciation schedules, and journal entries.
  • Assist with annual financial audit, providing requested documents to the auditors and other audit requests.
  • Draft and update accounting policies and procedure manuals.
  • Propose process refinement and implement best practices.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Who you are

You have experience and understanding of GAAP and compliance requirements from working in a bookkeeping, accounting and/or finance role. You are looking to gain exposure to more areas of a finance department while being responsible for bookkeeping, A/P processing and employee payroll. You are extremely organized, care about the smallest of details that others might miss, and are excited to learn and grow in this role and gain exposure to new areas of the finance department.

The primary qualifications we are looking for are:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a bookkeeping, accounting and/or finance role
  • Degree or diploma in accounting/finance or equivalent working experience
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and compliance requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail without compromising deadlines
  • Organized, disciplined thinker with ability to work independently in a rapidly changing environment
    Be a self-starter, have a positive attitude, maintain a solution-oriented work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel knowledge (Pivot tables and VLookups)
  • Proficient in QuickBooks Desktop, or QuickBooks Online

Some other things that help are:

  • Worked in a startup environment in the past

While everyone on our team is different, to thrive here you should...

  • Be self motivated, take pride in your work and enjoy huge amounts of ownership
  • Set aside your ego and have wonderful arguments with your coworkers in order to create something better than any one person could individually
  • Challenge your own assumptions and use data to make decisions whenever possible
  • Be passionate about teaching others what you know and continuing your own growth every day
  • Not be afraid to fail–you experiment and learn from your mistakes

What’s in it for you

At ATA you’re offered a flexible, safe, inclusive environment in which you have the autonomy to do your best work, surrounded by a strong team and with the encouragement of supportive leadership that doesn’t just care what you’re doing, but how you’re doing. You’re trusted, respected, listened to, cared for and valued. You take on thought-provoking projects and tackle fun problems alongside people who are equally invested in making meaningful contributions and seeing new ideas come to life. You know how your work aligns with the company’s goals. Your career is given the space and resources to progress. You accomplish things that make you proud. You are compensated competitively, your health and wellbeing are top priorities and you enjoy plenty of perks. You build communities, take ownership, have wonderful arguments, let the best ideas win and keep growing. You don’t just work for ATA, you are an integral part of ATA.

Our commitment to inclusion

We build communities. To do this to the best of our abilities, we need a workforce that reflects the diverse player communities we serve. We believe a variety of perspectives and experiences allows us to make better decisions and understand the needs of our players. We work hard to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and feel like they belong at ATA. Please consider applying even if you don't meet every qualification and let us know if you require any accommodations or support during the recruitment process.

About Us

A Thinking Ape is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. Our teams are friendly, open to challenging themselves and everyone's ideas are heard based on our core value of having wonderful arguments. Our people leaders work with us individually to support our development, keep growing is another of our core values.

We’re working remotely; we’ll supply the equipment you need to do your work and to set up your work space. We have a flexible work schedule, three weeks of vacation, flexible sick days, and a generous health benefits package. This role is open to candidates who can work within the province of BC during our core hours of 11am - 4pm PST.

The salary range for this role is expected to be between $55,000 to $60,000 annually. Actual pay will be determined based on a number of factors and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, competencies, qualifications, relevant skills and experience. The role is full-time, 14 month contract position. See our careers page or our short video to learn more about who we are and why you should join our team.

Apply now to join us!