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Accounting Technician

Req ID:  5769
Remote Opportunities:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications. 

Job Summary

Reporting to the controller, the accounting technician will be performing various tasks within the finance department, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, GL analysis, sales tax declaration, etc.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

•    Enter goods invoices with or without purchase orders
•    Record credit card transactions and expense reports
•    Prepare EFT payments and wires according to the terms
•    Invoice shipped orders
•    Process agent commissions
•    Perform collection by phone and email
•    Deposit the checks
•    Perform bank reconciliations
•    Collect resale certificates
•    Prepare journal entries and update GL analysis during month-end
•    Prepare GST/QST declaration for The Luminaires Group Inc.
•    Prepare BC and US tax declaration for The Luminaires Group Inc.
•    Seek improvement opportunities within the department and participate in implementation of solutions
•    Participate in improvement of internal controls
•    Manage certain government and audit files
•    Work on occasional requests from the head office
•    Participate in special projects / ad hoc analyses
•    Act as occasional help for other divisions in the organization
•    Other tasks as needed by the organization

Experience (minimum experience required)

Knowledge and Abilities:
•    DEC in accounting
•    1 to 3 years of experience in a similar role
•    French / English bilingualism (spoken and written)
•    Good knowledge of Excel

•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•    Knowledge of MS Dynamics AX, Oracle or One Stream ERP is an asset
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Recognized as an agent of change
•    Seeks accomplishment: pride in obtaining good results
•    Very good ability to work in a team
•    Good sense of organization and priorities
•    Ease of respecting and enforcing established rules
•    Concern for meeting deadlines

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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