Accounting Assistant and Payroll Support

For over 60 years, Pacific Customs Brokers has operated as Western Canada's premier customs brokerage. We assist importers of any size in ensuring their goods are eligible to enter Canada. From reviewing their paperwork, to making the customs declaration, to providing advisory services, we do it all.

As part of a holdings group of nine sister companies, we are looking to add an Accounting Assistant to our centralized finance team. The successful candidate would also have the skills to provide backup to our payroll department, and will work with the accounting team to assist the month-end and year-end processes for our group of companies.

Please note that our office is located near the US border and is not transit accessible. A vehicle is required.

Payroll Responsibilities and Duties

· Process bi-weekly and monthly payroll for hourly and salary employees for both Canada and United States (total employees 250+)

· Post payroll entries in the general ledger

· Examine and verify accuracy of work and process routine payments

· Issue ROE’s

· Annual preparation and distribution of T4’s and W2’s

General Accounting Responsibilities and Duties

· Process various month-end transactions and accruals

· Review and verify General Ledger transactions to support a complete and accurate Trial Balance

· Maintain several Excel spreadsheets that support the GL

· Intercompany reconciliation

· PST and GST filing

· Depreciation

· Assist with year-end working papers

· Reconciling GL up to completed Trial Balance


Specific requirements:

· 3 to 5 years of related experience

· At least 3rd level of CPA program with the intent to complete program

· Strong proficiency with Excel

· Ability to work independently and in a team setting

· Experience with multi-currencies and required revaluations

· Excellent verbal and written skills.

· Excellent organizational and administrative skills.

· Completed Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) or Canadian Payroll Manager (CPM) designation

· Knowledge in Payworks, Paychex, and Ceridian payroll software

We invite all qualified applicants to submit a resume (cover letter is optional). Applicants must be authorized to legally work in Canada. We are unable to assist job seekers with Express Entry.