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Senior Accounting Assistant

Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

The Senior Accounting Assistant is responsible for the accounts payable function and the review and verification of bank transactions. The Senior Accounting Assistant reconciles and balances general ledger accounts, and assists with internal and external financial reporting.



Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accounts payable function, including preparation and entry of cheque requisitions, recording of intercompany transactions and other journal entries to the general ledger
  • Perform daily review and verification of bank transactions
  • Submission of daily electronic transaction files and set-up of one-off electronic payments and deposits
  • Balancing of daily and weekly commission payments, assisting with follow-up and adjustments as required
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and balancing of general ledger suspense accounts
  • Assist with the administration of the Company’s mortgage portfolio
  • Maintain the Company’s capital assets register and intangible assets schedule
  • Assist with quarter-end and year-end financial reporting as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum one year accounting experience
  • Completed post-secondary education (college or university; years of experience may substitute for education)
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and apply new skills to complete assigned tasks
  • Demonstrates attention to detail by reviewing own work
  • Effective team player with the ability to work independently
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software
  • Attentive listener, with effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Multi-tasks effectively
  • Strong organizational skills



Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. We’re also proud to give our employees in Canada the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. Options in most roles include work from the office, from home, or a hybrid mix of time spent at both.

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.