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Staff Accountant (remote)

Status: Completed




Packetlabs is a leading ethical hacking firm in Canada. Packetlabs offers a number of services, including infrastructure penetration testing, web and mobile application testing, social engineering, red team exercises, source-code reviews, and exploit development. Packetlabs’ clients occupy a number of industries, including government, technology, law enforcement, retail, healthcare and financial, to name a few. Packetlabs is searching for a Staff Accountant who enjoys working in a fast-paced/dynamic environment and enjoys challenging themselves.

Mission of the Staff Accountant:

The Staff Accountant will perform full-cycle accounting, prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports. The successful individual will have experience reviewing, filing employment taxes (PD7A) monthly as well as managing and organizing recurring software and training expenses.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Spend time with team to gain first-hand knowledge about the values, culture and products of Packetlabs
  • Responsible for the daily accounting  function of Packetlabs including the overseeing of accounts receivable, accounts payable
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable, follow up on overdue accounts receivable, demonstrate strong business acumen
  • Gain insight into the entire client experience starting from the first point of contact
  • Process bi-weekly payroll and monthly commission cheques, prepare all related government filings
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of all human resource functions including benefits, vacation and compensation, is trusted to keep employee information confidential
  • Manage onboard of new staff members and entry into the corporate benefit plan + GRSP.
  • Maximizes efficiency and streamlines processes where necessary, ensuring there are adequate checks and balances at every stage
  • Experience reviewing/filing corporate taxes, experience preparing and filing HST reports with CRA is an asset
  • Monitors key performance metrics and reports on relevant changes in financial metrics

Role Requirements:

  • 2+ years as an accountant from a Professional Services firm or experience working in an entrepreneurial business environment with leadership responsibility for accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash flow forecasting, daily cash monitoring and reconciliations
  • A naturally curious leader with a track record for implementing process improvements, a natural problem solver
  • Strives to make processes better, implements improved methods, ability to multi-task and take on special projects
  • A proactive and enterprising individual with strong emotional intelligence and exceptional communication skills and a willingness to voice opinions and back up opinions with fact
  • Communicates in a clear, concise, organized manner and listens and works collaboratively with others to obtain information, strives to find answers
  • Solution oriented problem solver with demonstrated understanding of people, adaptable, works well with various personality types, avoids making assumptions by asking curious questions
  • A chameleon who understands both corporate and entrepreneurial cultures with the willingness to take a hands-on approach to daily activities
  • Proven track record of being organized, deadline driven and detail oriented, a self-motivated high achiever, coachable
  • A continual learner who strives for continuous improvement for self and others

Our goal at People First Solutions is to hire top performers for our clients. To this end, our selection process is thorough, enabling us to collect very detailed information. We base our selection process on Topgrading®, a proven method that allows our clients’ to effectively match top performing candidates to key leadership roles. As well, we integrate TalentSorter®, a behavioural science based assessment tool to help companies hire for “fit.”

If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in PDF, in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.