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Junior Accountant

About This Position

Junior Accountant

Overview of Forum

Founded in 1996, Forum is a purpose-driven Alternative Asset Manager, Investor and Developer across North America, with a focus on real estate and private equity. Forum works with its partners to achieve aggressive growth through innovation and consistent performance as a top-tier alternative asset investor. Forum oversees approximately C$1.6 billion enterprise value in assets under management and has transacted over $3B of investments since inception.

We pursue value-added and opportunistic investments, often with an element of recurring or contracted revenue that facilitate optimal capital structuring. We see these opportunities in sectors including real estate, building services, alternative energy, infrastructure and specialty finance – and we’re constantly looking for new and interesting market niches in which to invest.

Forum is an entrepreneurial team working together towards a common goal of achieving Extraordinary OutcomesTM.  Our core strengths are our agility, creativity and social responsibility. We encourage our employees to grow by empowering them with challenging work and abundant opportunity. We have a culture that emphasizes collaboration, open communication, continuous learning, humility and integrity. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the values of our firm – impact, integrity, diversity, innovation and high performance.

 

Position Overview

Forum is recruiting for a Junior Accountant who will bring strong analytical skills, be highly insightful, respectful of deadlines, and detail‐oriented.    The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, will be keen to learn, and thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment.

The Junior Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller.

How to Apply

Should your skills and experience match the requirements of this position, and you wish to engage in our recruiting process, please forward your resume and cover letter to recruiting@forumequitypartners.com 

We regret that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all necessary documentation and approvals are received in accordance with internal accounting policies prior to processing payments
  • Process source document transactions, including A/P and A/R and recurring entries, such as amortization and intercompany transactions, on a timely and accurate basis in QuickBooks
  • Prepare cheque runs, electronic funds transfer payments and/or wire transfers to ensure invoices are paid when due
  • Update a daily cash reconciliation of payments made or received in order to support related bank reconciliations
  • Reconciliation of expense reports, and credit card statements
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reporting packages for senior management review
  • Assist with annual audit process
  • Set up new vendors and gather vendor banking information
  • Maintain accurate and complete historical records by scanning/filing documents in a timely manner
  • Provide support to the team during peak seasons (typically quarter-ends and year-end)
  • Other ad hoc responsibilities as required.

Candidate Profile

  • University or College Degree, preferably in Commerce, Business, or Accounting
  • 3‐5 years of related experience required
  • Strong full cycle General Accounting Experience is an asset
  • Proficiency with Accounting Software QuickBooks
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent data entry skills with a high degree of accuracy
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Superior organization and time management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a high‐growth, fast‐paced environment
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, flexibility and proactiveness
  • “Roll‐up the sleeves” approach in order to accomplish all necessary tasks
  • Commitment to excellence and impeccable ethical standards and integrity

When to Start

Start: Immediately