IAS

Reconciliation Clerk

May 12, 2022

Role Summary

The reconciliation clerk’s primary roles include performing bank reconciliations, following up with unposted transactions, and investigating reconciliation differences. They must be detail oriented and will primarily be using an internally developed application, but you must also have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This role requires a methodical approach to continuously following up outstanding bank items, while also being comfortable escalating issues as required.

The ideal candidate must be highly organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment while successfully being able to multitask and prioritize duties and requests. They should be comfortable working independently.   The candidate should be self-motivated, having a sense of accomplishment when completing tasks. The ideal candidate must also possess the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with all levels of staff, including management and executive, as well as our partners with the banks and credit unions. The candidate must be professional and concise in the presentation of information. The successful candidate must possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, enjoying the research and the feeling of success when the problem is resolved.

Role Responsibilities

  • Complete daily bank reconciliations for multiple accounts
  • Investigate any discrepancies and follow up until resolved
  • In depth research and reconciliation of accounts and contractual obligations by comparing, analyzing, and correcting data
  • Complete daily functions associated with account reconciliation, remote deposit capture, and online banking
  • Reconcile the daily cash transactions to the general ledger
  • Organize and maintain files related to management reporting
  • Verify wire transfer posts and balance daily
  • Thorough understanding of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies and procedures
  • Other accounting, banking, or ad-hoc duties as required

Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills, including tracking items for follow up
  • Inquisitive and diligent approach with proven problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Confident in making optimal decisions
  • Exceptional time management with the aptitude to establish priorities

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 3 years of practical accounting or banking experience, specifically dealing with bank reconciliations
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications and Structured Query Language is an asset
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Background check is required

Perks and Benefits of being an Olympian:

  • Health Spending and Wellness Account
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan with matching company contribution
  • Virtual healthcare and Employee and Family Assistance Platform
  • Educational development for employees and dependents as well as an employee referral program
  • Olympia Charitable Foundation with donation matching and volunteer opportunities
  • Discounted movie tickets, ski passes and golf passes
  • Canvas Art program to decorate your work office or home
  • Discount perks program
  • Parental leave program, supporting new parents, regardless of gender
  • Weekly Chiropractor appointments in the Calgary Office
  • Discounted on-site gym for the Calgary Office
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