Junior Accountant

Aspire Canada London, ON
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At ASPIRE we are pioneers in the field of precision insect farming, optimizing the growth and harvesting of an underutilized natural resource in order to meet global demand for sustainable ingredients and materials. Our vision is A WORLD TRANSFORMED BY INSECT TECHNOLOGY.

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Junior Accountant who shall hold the responsibility of being part of a team that is creating a best-in-class culture. The Junior Accountant is responsible for assisting the Finance team with the company's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its business partner relationships, month end reporting, year end audit preparation and day-to-day administration support at the Aspire Food Group Canada Ltd. subsidiary. This position will participate in general accounting, purchasing, internal auditing, cost accounting, and budgetary control activities.

This role is located on-site in London, Ontario, and will report to the Controller. 

SHIFT STRUCTURE

This role will primarily work Monday to Friday, day shift, however, work outside of standard working hours is required as needed, to effectively support the location's 24/7 operation. 

HOW YOU WILL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT MATTER

  • Promote a Health and Safety, Food Safety and GMP Culture by adhering to company standards at all times. 

  • Responsible for entering A/P (3-way matching) and A/R transactions into the ERP system.  

  • Verify account codes and signatures for proper assignment of budgetary expenditures.

  • Responsible for preparing bi-weekly payroll and calculating source deductions and remittances. 

  • Assisting with sourcing, supplier set up and purchasing duties. 

  • Monitor customer receivables and follow-up as required with past due invoices.

  • Provide financial information by preparing special reports; completing special projects as required.

  • Maintain general ledger accounts by reconciling accounts receivable detail; adjusting entries for amortization of prepaids; analyzing and reconciling accounts payable ledgers; preparing fixed asset depreciation, bank reconciliation, inventory reconciliations, accruals and other month end tasks as required. 

  • Maintain accounting controls by following policies and procedures; complying with federal and provincial financial legal requirements.

  • Assist with year end audit preparation and audit inquiries. 

  • Assist in maintaining policy and procedure documentation for financial and accounting practices.

  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all financial and accounting activities.

  • Maintain up-to-date, complete and systematic electronic filing system to support accounting and financial records.

  • Support tracking and reporting requirements for ESG and sustainability requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.


WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field required; working toward CPA designation considered an asset. 

  • Experience administering payroll is required.

  • 2+ years of experience in accounting /administration roles; experience in manufacturing preferred. 

  • Excellent understanding of general accounting practices, procedures and principles. 

  • Proficiency with Oracle NetSuite, payroll software and the MS Suite and G-Suite programs. 

  • Thrives in a fast-paced dynamic start up environment.

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and perform tasks outside of the traditional job description. 

  • Strong work ethic, proactive and get-it-done right the first-time philosophy.

  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlines.

  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently. 

  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects.

  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.

  • System implementations experience an asset. 

 

GET EXCITED ABOUT ASPIRE

  • Aspire has assembled the largest body of research on cricket biology and production in the world.

  • We are pioneering the industry by customizing, synthesizing and integrating cutting-edge technologies, including an Advanced Automation ASRS, IoT-Enabled Data Accumulation, Artificial Intelligence and Selective Breeding and Biological Optimization processes.

  • We offer a competitive compensation package that includes paid time off, medical benefits, Maternity/Parental leave top-up, STD/LTD, RRSP and Stock Option plans.


Aspire welcomes all applicants and is committed to a diverse workforce. If you require accommodation, please advise the Human Resources Department of any required accommodation needs.

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