Accounting Assistant

Posted: 09/15/2023

Are you looking for the RIGHT fit in your next career move? An opportunity that promotes your innovative business spirit and values your “can-do” attitude?
Ferro Building Systems Ltd. is a Canadian company that specializes in the design, supply and installation of pre-engineered buildings across Western Canada. Our mission is to become Canada’s leader in the pre-engineered metal buildings industry utilizing a highly skilled professional team dedicated to the provision of excellence in customer service. We don’t just build metal buildings; we build long-lasting relationships with our clients and suppliers alike.
Our rapidly expanding operations offers the suitable candidate a unique opportunity for career development and advancement like no other in our company’s history. If you value a supportive work environment built on team synergy and an entrepreneurial spirit, this may be your opportunity characterized as “being at the right place at the right time”.
We are seeking an Accounting Assistant who is committed to business excellence and possesses a positive attitude. As an integral member of the Ferro team who reports to management, your principle responsibilities will be to provide full-cycle accounting support and general reception responsibilities.

  • Provide exceptional customer service that builds long-standing relationships with our clients, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Provide general accounts payable support including code and post AP invoices, distribute vendor invoices for authorization,  prepare vendor payments and reconcile vendor statements, process and manage company credit cards, process employee expense claims, assist with processing and creation of purchase orders and apply for vendor credit.
  • Provide general accounts receivable support including preparing progress claims for the project management team, processing statutory declerations, generating WCB clearance letters and follow-up on aging receivables.
  • Manage incoming calls and direct accordingly in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Assist with month-end reporting, including reconciliation, job cost report and preparation of sales tax remittances.
  • Provide general office and administrative support to a team of 10 employees.
  • Participate in other ad-hoc duties and  general projects as assigned.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of accounting experience.
  • Completion or partial completion of diploma or degree related in accounting.
  • Experience with QuickBooks or Sage accounting software.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience in construction cost-coding considered an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate professionally both written and oral.
  • Willingness to learn in a team-based and collaborative environment.
  • Strong organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Willingness to support group synergy through the pursuit of collective company goals.
  • Competitive salary package, including bonus. Total annual compensation can range between $50K and $60K.
  • Proven on-boarding program that helps our employees thrive in their new role with Ferro Building Systems.
  • Extended medical benefits and leave entitlements that surpass industry standards.
  • Opportunity to work from home.
  • Employee professional development program with an annual $1500 allowance for pursuit of post-secondary education or professional designation goals.
  • Opportunities for promotions and professional development. We are rapidly expanding and invest heavily in our team members so they can grow with our company and take that next step with us. This position has the potential of evolving into a future controller role.
  • Team building events. We don’t just work hard; we play hard too. Throughout the year we organize “fun-Friday” afternoon events that have included golf, indoor track-racing, bowling and brewery tastings.
  • Networking and training opportunities. As active members of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), the Canadian Construction Women (CCW) and the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) we encourage our team members to get out there, get social and collaborate with like-minded people in our industry.
  • We give back. Our community involvement includes Christmas hampers for families in need over the holidays, regular charitable donations to KidsSport Canada and free construction consulting services for not-for-profit organizations.
Are you convinced to give us try? If you feel you have the motivation and skills required for this exciting position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: 

Please quote competition number EMP2023-ARP-001 For additional information, please feel free to contact Maxime Spakowski at: 778-300-3669.