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Accounts Payable Clerk

Status: Open

The Company

With over a century’s tradition of providing the best possible service, Southern Railway of British Columbia (SRY) is a major transporter of freight in British Columbia providing services to markets throughout North America. SRY’s mission is to safely deliver the best rail-based solutions to its customers and partners.

Almost one half of the traffic handled by SRY originates or terminates on Annacis Island, where major automobile and forest product distribution facilities are located. SRY’s diverse customer base includes over 150 shippers of automobile, forest, building, agricultural, chemical, consumer, and steel products.

SRY handles approximately 65,000 carloads annually and owns over 125 miles of track, of which 62 miles are mainline and interchange with four North American Class I railroads at six locations. SRY is market driven and customer-oriented, and provides neutral short line service. Combined with their long-haul partners, CN, BNSF, CPR, and UP, they have connections to all rail-served destinations in North America.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, General Accounting, the incumbent will be responsible for the accounts payable cycle for our growing freight business. Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will contribute to the efficient operation of our Finance department. The following is an outline but not an exhaustive list of some of those responsibilities:

  • Processes payments, supplier invoices, expense reports and other requisitions related to SRY by checking invoice content against purchase orders to ensure accuracy and consistency of data, reconciling and adjusting discrepancies between suppliers and SRY documents, reviewing document distribution, maintaining pending files of incomplete invoices and purchase orders, confirming approving authorities on invoices;
  • Sets up and maintains pending and compiling files for review and follow up to acquire missing documents/data and/or to expedite supplier payments;
  • Responds to inquiries or requests from suppliers on a variety of matters;
  • Runs aged payable report and AP/GL distribution reports;
  • Assists other sections of the Finance department as required.

The Person

The successful incumbent will have:

  • Minimum high school graduation or equivalent;
  • Completion of some accounting courses, certificate or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is preferred;
  • Three (3) years accounts payable experience in an office/industrial environment is preferred;
  • Experience in Oracle/Enterprise or similar accounting system is an asset;
  • Advanced skills with MS Excel and Word;
  • Excellent attention to detail, methodical and quick data entry skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, meet timely deadlines, and work independently;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service oriented skills coupled with strong communication skills;
  • Strong relationship building ability in a team environment;
  • Proven problem-solving skills along with the ability to deliver creative solutions;

This unionized position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo and pass a criminal record & financial checks and pre-employment medical. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please email your cover letter and resume quoting “Accounts Payable Clerk” to hr@sryraillink.com by Sunday December 16, 2018.

Southern Railway of British Columbia Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.