Junior Accountant

Kira Systems

This job listing expired on July 16, 2021, 6:11 p.m.
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-time
We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re deliberate in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product. 

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do. 

The Junior Accountant keeps a clear picture of the company’s financial health and manages daily accounting and finance requirements. As part of the amazing finance team, the individual handles the full cycle accounting, reconciliation, financial analysis, and all day-to-day transactions. If you are self-motivated, meticulous, and organized with a passion for detail, we want to hear from you!

What you will be doing

  • Manage our Vendor Payable Process - You will need to ensure all bills received are approved by the appropriate manager, entered into our accounting system, and booked to the appropriate GL. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the bills are paid out on a timely basis. Finally, you will ensure the payments are then reconciled in our accounting system against the corresponding bills.
  • Manage our Expense Reimbursement Process - Review employee expense reports in our expense management system, ensuring all reports are correctly coded and have sufficient back-up. Ensure expense reports are automatically exported to our accounting system and reconciled to our GL on a weekly basis. In addition, you will also have the responsibility of training new hires on the expense submission process.
  • Prepare Bank & Credit Card Reconciliations - Monitor daily transactions on all bank accounts and credit cards. Gather the appropriate support for all transactions. Reconcile all transactions with statements on a weekly basis in our accounting system. 
  • Contribute to Month-end Close Process - Contribute meaningfully to month-end close by owning the close-out of cash, accounts payable, PPE, Prepaids and other key accounts. Provide insight to team members with regards to month over month expense variances.
  • Ad-Hoc Project Based Work – This includes but is not limited to, process improvements, providing external audit support, and getting creative with reporting requests from other departments

What you bring (Don't worry if you don't have all the experience - we are really looking for capability)

  • Enrolled or is in the process of enrolling in the CPA Program
  • 1-2  years of experience in an accounting role, preferably in a tech or fast-growing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Experience using Excel at an intermediate level, with motivation to improve
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • You are a self-starter, looking to be in a high-growth environment with opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Experience with NetSuite (Accounting System) and/or Expensify (Expense Management System)
Who you will be meeting with:
Initial conversation
Joe Kim, Director of Talent Acquisition (he/him): Joe Kim joined Kira Systems in 2017 as the Director of Talent Acquisition and has helped lead the transformation of the company's strategy for finding and attracting the most diverse world-class talent. During his time at Kira Systems, he has led growth efforts to scale the company by more than 500%. 

Finance Team
Shezal Lalani, Manager of Reporting (she/her): Shezal, the hiring manager,  joined Kira Systems in 2019 as a Senior Financial Analyst on the Finance Team (#spreadsheetsquad, best team at Kira!). Since then, Shezal has progressed into a manager role, leading a team of superstar accountants through their first financial year end audit, a new accounting ERP system implementation, routine internal reporting activities (Month-End Close & Quarter End Board Reporting), day-to-day financial operations & analysis, and anything else that comes their way to support the rest of the company!

Maddy Caccavelli, Senior Accountant (she/her): Maddy joined Kira Systems in 2018 and started as a Junior Accountant. Since then Maddy has received her CPA designation as well as taken on a more leadership role of Senior Accountant on the Finance team.

You will also have the opportunity to meet other Kirans from different departments and one of our Founders, Noah Waisberg.

Why join Kira Systems? 
We’ve got a dream team. Kira Systems is filled with smart, curious, independent, and self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun.
There is room to grow.We work on challenging problems. It’s hard (in a good way) and it gives ample opportunities for growth. We also believe in the power of learning. We provide an annual learning budget to all Kirans, as well as regular learning sessions hosted by internal and external experts. 
The future is flexible. While we’re all remote right now, we have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Covid-19 has reminded us that our health and well-being come before anything, which means you have flexibility when it comes to designing your work day. It also means that we have a flexible vacation policy that allows you to take time off when you need it. 
We’ve always got your back.Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for you and your family, as well as access to Employee Assistance Programs. We’ve also implemented “Kira Days” in the past year, otherwise known as “company shut-down days.” These provide an opportunity for everyone to step back and recharge at the same time. 
We are award-winning! For two years in a row, we’ve been named one of Canada's Top 10 Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada. We’ve also been named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our business all successful candidates must clear a background check before beginning employment.

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