Wasserman + Partners is a medium sized independent agency located in Vancouver.
Our finance department has an immediate need for an Accountant to initially cover a
9 month leave of absence on a full-time basis with the possibility of ongoing full-time
employment.

Salary will be determined based on the experience of the successful candidate and
with $50.0K per annum as the bottom of the range. Some group benefits, including paid
vacation time will be included. Previous experience in an advertising agency and
experience using MediaOcean are a definite advantage. In the absence of previous
experience in an advertising agency and knowledge of MediaOcean, experience in a
professional services environment AND knowledge of a complex enterprise accounting
system would be comparable.

Applicants should be willing to pitch in where needed within the agency. While there is
a defined role, we look for applicants who are curious, motivated and interested in
learning.

Please submit applications including current resume to Sue Deans, CFO / Director
Administration via e-mail at sdeans@wasserman-partners.com. We thank all applicants
for their interest, unfortunately we will only be able to contact those who we want to
arrange a personal interview with.

 

Job Description

Position Title: Accountant
Reports To: CFO / Director Administration
Last Date Revised: March 2020

Finance & Administration Team

We are the team that keeps the machine running at the end of everyone’s hard work delivering to our clients. We understand both the internal and external client relationships. We pride ourselves on delivering to our clients, on time, accurate financial information. We have a solid reputation amongst our suppliers that payments will be made on time. To do this the machine needs to operate at an extremely high level of efficiency with a deep understanding of our industry as it relates to financial control. As a team, we aim to develop ourselves and our careers based on these professional attributes:

  • Strategic – delivering value internally by understanding the business and working with the departments to provide guidance on how to best manage external suppliers and clients for their financial requirements
  • Proactive – self-driven, with a sense of ownership and a focus on problem solving- we will not let an issue that impacts billings, supplier payments, client reporting and other financial questions languish
  • Team Player – constructively and respectfully connecting with others
  • Continuous Learner – self-seeking of knowledge about our agency, clients, and industry

Accounting

This is a summarized list of key duties that is not cumulative of responsibilities, which may change periodically based on operational and departmental needs.

Accounting

 

  • Independently process / manage assigned list of client’s billing / receivables;
  • Independently process / manage account:
    • Overhead expenses
    • Corporate credit card payment
    • Production and media vendor payables
    • Cash requirements
    • Corporate tax payments
    • GST / PST filing / payment, including calculation and journal entry
  • Account reconciliations, including bank, corporate credit card and depreciation
  • Review and approve staff timesheets
  • Process / manage time and pay for Freelancers
  • General data entry (Payroll, Standard Monthly entries)
  • Maintain accurate fixed asset database
  • Complete accounting, administration filing
  • Respond to queries from external suppliers
  • Respond to queries from internal staff
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Office Management (Due to COVID19 we no longer have a receptionist / office administrator. The tasks have been distributed to other staff in the agency including the Accountant position and will be part of this role for the foreseeable future)

  • Maintain / order office supplies
  • Liaison with office suppliers including coffee, shredding, recycling, security, landlord, photocopiers, postage, etc.
  • Arrange for office maintenance as needed
  • Member of Health & Safety Committee
  • Manage onsite external storage

Key Performance Indicators of this position include:

  • Fit with overall Wasserman culture
  • Gets the job done within the scheduled timelines
  • Mastering the system
  • Willingness to step in to assist where needed
  • Able to work independently
  • Becomes an integral part of the accounting team

Experience / Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 – 2 years previous experience in an agency in a similar role
  • Previous experience / full understanding of MediaOcean
  • Ideally general bookkeeping
  • Ideally working towards completion of CPA or recently obtained CPA
  • Understanding of full accounting cycle
  • Ideally previous experience in general office administration
  • Able to multi-task
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Calm and patient under pressure
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and oral

Our Mission

At Wasserman + Partners, we partner with B2C brands to help them push boundaries and realize their potential through a full suite of creative solutions driven by a deep understanding of the consumers’ experience.

Our Brand Characteristics

  • Curious – being inquisitive; asking ‘what if?’
  • Courageous – being brave; going beyond what’s expected
  • Collaborative – being low-ego; working together agency-wide and with our clients and suppliers
  • Honest – being genuine and transparent; having a strong sense of integrity
  • Savvy – being intuitive and innovative; bringing an intelligence to our work