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Junior Accountant (6 Month Contract)

THE COMPANY

Travel Edge is a $750 million travel company with offices in Canada, US and Bermuda. Employing over 600 people, it is headquartered in downtown Toronto, and is privately held. The company has grown at a rapid pace, from start-up in 2006, and has three operating companies; Kensington Tours, a tour company, Worldview Travel, a group of luxury and corporate travel agencies, and Travel Edge, a technology based Travel Company.

THE POSITION

As a member of the Travel Edge Finance team but with a specific focus on the Worldview Travel group, the Junior Accountant is responsible for full cycle accounts payables and receivable functions, reconciliation and for providing general accounting support to the Senior Manager of Finance Projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Pays vendors, getting approval, scheduling and preparing checks; resolving invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for advances; preparing checks.
  • Issue invoices in Navision for any non-booking related receivable.
  • Accounts Receivable including collections, follow ups
  • Reconciling credit card and investigating unknown charges
  • Reconciliation of bank, Assets, Liabilities and expenses for WVTCI
  • Allocation and recording of the Benefits invoices.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains historical records by scanning and filing documents.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Delivers excellent Customer Service to all internal and external customers
  • Any other adhoc projects that maybe required

Skills Required:

  • Travel Industry experience is a must
  • Minimum 5 years general financial accounting experience within the travel industry with a solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Minimum 3 years of experience using the financial software TRAMS
  • Minimum 5 years in handling travel accounts receivable and payable
  • Experienced working within a Travel “IC” (Independent Contractor as agent) environment an asset
  • Familiarity with GDS travel booking systems (Sabre preferred)
  • Familiarity with travel accounting concepts arising out of ARC or BSP processes
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office – intermediate to advanced Excel
  • Understanding of Client Base CRM tool used by agents (preferred but not required)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to function effectively during month end accounting cycles
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals and objectives to ensure success
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
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