Intermediate Accountant

Reporting to the Controller, the Intermediate Accountant contributes to the efficient and effective operations of the accounting department. The role covers various accounting functions from accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense report tracking, GL reconciliations, payroll and statutory reporting and filings. The Intermediate Accountant also maintains the fixed asset, construction-in-process and depreciation schedules, provides additional reporting to management on major capital projects, and supports the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls.


  • Location: Delta, BC, Canada
  • Full Time

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Processing expense reports, including ensuring appropriate coding and approvals, posting entries and payments, clearing accruals, and investigating discrepancies

  • Reviewing and verifying coding on all invoices (entered by Accounting Clerk) prior to posting in Sage X3

  • Preparing and posting recurring journal entries including for accrued expenses

  • Preparing and posting payroll journal entries, including RSP, IRA, WCB, banked overtime, vacation accruals, capitalized labour and bonus accruals, for all companies. As needed, the Intermediate Accountant provides back-up support to the HR department to prepare and process payroll in Payworks, process benefits, etc.

  • Updating the director compensation file, and ensuring quarterly payment or accrual as appropriate

  • Updating carbon usage and packaging expense working papers, and posting entries as required

  • Preparing GL reconciliations each month for all companies, particularly related to prepaid expenses, employee expense reports/reimbursement, agent commissions, customer rebates, and recoverable expenses such as freight charges

  • Recording and reconciling miscellaneous bank charges and deposits, including matching and clearing AR for wire transfers received.

  • Preparing and posting entries to correct for miscoding including for incorrect dimensions

  • Maintaining the fixed asset registers and depreciation schedules, updating and closing out the CIP files for each company, monitoring costs versus capital budget, tracking progress payments and total spend for large capital projects, and providing reports to management on same

  • Preparing statement of values worksheet for insurance purposes

  • Assisting with the annual review of useful life of fixed assets, and updating working papers as required

  • Updating the commitments working papers, including for leases and builder loans

  • Periodically updating the asset retirement obligation working papers and posting entries as required

  • Prepare GST filings, monthly and quarterly tax remittances in Canada and certain US states, monitoring payments for issues, and ensuring all payments they are remitted on time

  • Prepare journal entry review files

  • Assist with the quarterly review engagements and annual audits with external auditors, and ensure that supporting documentation provided is accurate and complete

  • Perform other duties as required, including Sage X3 maintenance and testing, and backup to other members of the finance & accounting department


  • Enrolment in CPA program is preferred

  • University degree or equivalent preferred

  • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Excel

  • Experience in Sage X3 and Qlik an asset

  • Experience with Payroll processing and journal entries

  • At least 2 years relevant work experience


  • Effective attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Effective listening skills and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize demands to meet tight deadlines

Performance Expectations: 

  • Adhere to internal controls, policies, and procedures
  • Attention to detail and perform work in a complete and accurate manner
  • Manages own work to deliver on time, and keeps team members informed of progress against plan
  • Make sound decisions within policy guidelines and have a clear understanding of Company objectives and goals
  • Ask questions, raises concerns, and identify issues in a timely manner; seek support from colleagues
  • Build rapport with employees across departments, and develop an understanding of internal and external customer/supplier requirements
  • Participate in ongoing training and development, learn from successes and failures, and share knowledge with others
  • Be open to change initiatives and new ways of working; seek innovative ways to solve problems
  • Work effectively with team members to meet deadlines and achieve departmental and Company goals


  • Internal Interactions:
    • Interact with all levels within the organization
  • External Interactions:
    • Interact with banks, auditors, tax advisors, suppliers, customers and vendors

To Apply:

To apply to this position, please e-mail your resume to and reference the Job Title.