Accounting Clerk

  • Category
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job type
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently recruiting for a Accounting Clerk for a 3-Month contract with our Crown Corporation Client in Ottawa, ON. The successful candidate must hold a valid Reliability Security Clearance or be eligible for it.

The Accounting Clerk must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  •  College diploma or certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field, and 2 years of experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of:
    • Accounting software/system
    • Accounting rules & regulations for all provinces
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience in:
    • Accounting
    • Data entry, data manipulation, record-keeping and retrieval techniques
    • Drafting correspondence and reports
    • Maintaining electronic and manual filing systems
    • Using software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, e-mail, and Internet browsing

The Accounting Clerk will have the following responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Accounting Clerks at National Offices and Base Accounting Office and respond to inquiries of the client’s staff
  • Receive and safeguard cash and cheques
  • Prepare journal entries with appropriate distribution (including accrual entries)
  • Prepare various registers for the timely payment of suppliers' invoices, payroll remittances, and other disbursements including assisting with the processing of billing invoices
  • Reconcile prepaid and accrual journal entries
  • Assist with accounting and customer inquiries
  • Cancel/issue/control serial numbered documents
  • Verify claim expenses as per Treasury Board standards
  • Compile invoices for recoverable pay and expenses by data entry of verified base wages into an Excel activity worksheet for each pay period and compile a separate Monthly Invoice for operating expenses
  • Compile, reconcile and invoice wages, expenses and other publicly funded invoices which may occur during the year
  • Balance the Employer (ER) cost file for each payroll
  • Input Journal Entries to correct payroll posting errors for accounts
  • Extract and file electronically applicable payroll Hour/Earning/Deduction (HEDs) account for each pay (bus passes and parking). 
  • Maintain the electronic file for accounts, and process the monthly journal entry into ABACIS using the spreadsheet prepared by their account managers
  • Ensure the Direct Billing files downloaded from the public accounting system are journalized in ABACIS
  • Prepare and review HQ division monthly operational financial statements and distribute to appropriate division.  Respond to division queries regarding the financial statements
  • Prepare the balance sheet and subsidiary reports, to ensure the balance and payable and receivable are cleared in a timely manner
  • Prepare accounting entries, reports and organize administrative tasks
  • Ensure compliance with the Health & Safety Program, in conjunction with management, and may act as a Representative or member of a local Committee

Nice to have:

  • Automated Based Accounting Control & Information System (ABACIS) software, an asset

If you are interested in applying to our Accounting Clerk  position, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Apply with Adecco' button.


  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_027616_12253559

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.

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