Nathan James is looking for an Accounting Specialist to join our finance function. They will play a key role in processing accounts receivable remittances, posting of intercompany transactions and providing cross-functional support across the finance team.
People-first company, design-first home.
We are a design-first, home furnishing company focusing on the habits of urban dwellers and first-time home buyers. We pride ourselves on the best in class customer happiness, providing the highest possible quality products that are affordable for the majority and assembly that isn't dreadful.
Because we are a people-first company, we understood the importance of being fully distributed from the beginning. We strive to reduce friction at work while preserving the human experience. Taking this approach helps our teammates avoid compromising who they are or their values in pursuit of a career.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
This is a newly created role and it’s coming at a very exciting time as we continue to grow our sales base and increase the number of B2B customers.
You’ll be responsible for the processing and analysis of sales invoices and payment remittances for certain customers, ensuring that cash receipts are recorded and reconciled in a timely and consistent manner, as well as validating all the correct backup is available to support transactions. You’ll analyze all payment remittance deductions, ensuring they are in line with the agreed terms and provide reporting as required to other company functions. Additionally, you will be responsible for processing intercompany transactions and ensuring accounts are aligned at each month end.
We are proactive in providing cross-functional training so you will learn about our accounts payable processes and expenses reconciliation in order to provide support across the team when needed.
During training, you’ll be expected to be proactive in your process and learn quickly. Once fully up-to-speed (2-3 months), you will be independently owning your areas of responsibility and will take ownership for making sure things are running smoothly — you’ll get all the support and guidance you need along the way!
We understand, now more than ever, that time is finite. That’s why with everything we work toward, we try to solve for happiness. Happiness means a lot of different things to different people, so we put in the work that goes into building an inclusive and supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. Our values and our benefits are designed to support a healthy relationship with your work. Our operating values
provide the framework we use in building a happy and resilient organization.
We also understand working for Nathan James isn’t the main function of your life, and we don’t expect that! We’ve found that a team member who will be happy and fulfilled as a remote team member at Nathan James is someone who values their personal life and identity outside of work.
That’s why we don’t create mandatory team hangouts or events. Instead of forcing engagement, we solve for improving collaboration.
We collaborate best when we listen and learn from each other. We become stronger when we advocate new perspectives and viewpoints. This gives us all the chance to amplify our voices to achieve our goals. We focus on what we’re solving for, so we don’t create barriers or expectations that distract us from our mission
. We also don’t set unreasonable working hours, deadlines, or goals. We create with calm, “slow is smooth and smooth is fast”.
When you join the Nathan James team, you can expect a thorough, but mindful onboarding process with ramp-up time to learn. You can expect to give and provide direct feedback. You can expect minimal meetings. You can expect to work with smart and good people. You can expect to be counted on. Most importantly, you can expect to do the best work of your career here.
We’re looking for someone with full cycle accounts receivable experience, with a minimum of 5 years in the manufacturing, distribution of consumer finished goods industry.
You will have strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and organize workflow. You use logic and problem-solving skills to improve processes. Excel is your friend and you know how to utilize formulas like vlookup and pivot tables to improve efficiency and summarize data in a clear and concise way. You also know when to ask for help and are open to trying new ways of working to solve problems.
You have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team supporting others. Being an expert in your area makes you feel accomplished and you take pride in doing a good job. You are also willing to take on new challenges to expand your knowledge and improve your skillset.
Interacting with various parts of the business will be part of your day to day, in addition to periodically communicating with customers: you should have strong communication skills and enjoy building relationships.
For this role, we do require that your normal workday has at least 4 hours overlap with the Montreal workday (currently UTC-5) without impinging on your personal/family life. Our salaries are competitive for similar roles based in the country you will be working from.
This is a remote role since we are a remote company. With the freedom and flexibility of a remote role comes the luxury to work in whichever manner helps you perform your best! However, this ideal is best coupled with an individual who has a keen ability to self-regulate and self-manage.
Our team works from home offices, co-working spaces, and coffee shops. You’ll find us in places that foster effective writing, self-discipline, and comfort with open communication.
If everything you’ve read so far is exciting you in a very natural and not forced way, then you are the type of person to be a key contributor to innovation and scaling a business like Nathan James!
BENEFITS & PERKS:
aim to support a life well-lived, both at and away from work.
With these benefits, we want and expect you to take vacations, spend time with your family, be conscious of your wellness, invest in broadening your education, and strengthen your personal happiness.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit an application here that speaks directly to this position.
There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. A cover letter is not required, but those that clearly demonstrate how Nathan James would be a great fit for you and how you would be a great fit for us will be given full attention and are highly appreciated.
We expect to take two weeks to review all applications. If you don’t hear from us by then, we have decided to move forward with other candidates.
If we chose to move forward to the next steps in the interview process, you’ll hear from us and advance to a work sample review. You’ll get a chance to see the types of challenges you would be solving in this role. Then on to an interview. Our interviews are all remote by video chat, with your future colleagues, on your schedule.
We aim to make an offer and have this person start by June 2022.
We appreciate your consideration in having Nathan James be part of your career. Our open conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.
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