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Accounting Manager

Role Summary

Join Bushbalm, a dynamic and rapidly growing company, as our Accounting Manager and be at the forefront of shaping and expanding our internal accounting department. This pivotal role offers you the unique chance to establish and lead the financial backbone of our organization, wielding significant influence on the strategic decisions and trajectory of Bushbalm as we embark on our scaling journey.

As the spearhead of our accounting operations, you will orchestrate the maintenance of meticulous financial records, drive insightful reporting, and meticulously track and document all company transactions. Collaborating closely with our fractional Controller, you'll provide crucial administrative support while also ensuring the accuracy of our database information through meticulously prepared statements.

Your impact will extend beyond day-to-day accounting functions, as you'll be instrumental in crafting reports that empower senior management to make well-informed decisions regarding upcoming projects and annual budgets, playing a pivotal role in driving the company's future growth and success.

Join us in this exciting opportunity to not just manage accounting but to be an integral force in sculpting the financial landscape of Bushbalm's journey ahead.

Role Location: Ottawa, Ontario 

Responsibilities

  • Type accurately, prepare and maintain accounting documents and records
  • Analyze budgets and create expense reports
  • Prepare bank deposits, general ledger postings and statements
  • Reconcile accounts in a timely manner
  • AR and AP tasks
  • Daily enter key data of financial transactions in database
  • Be strategic asset for upper management in the budgeting process┬á
  • Assist teams in annual and quarterly financial planning
  • Research, track and restore accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies
  • Inform management and compile reports/summaries on activity areas
  • Examine tax policies and handle tax payments and returns
  • Meet with clients to discuss confidential accounting issues
  • Post transactions and categorize records in the general ledger (e.g. by assets, liabilities and expenses)
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Analyze transactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Conduct month-end and year-end closures
  • Prepare documents for audits
  • Advise clients on financial issues via email or phone
  • Apply new accounting policies and ensure compliance with rules and regulations
  • Report to the COO and work to improve financial processes

Requirements and Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Staff Accountant or relevant role in accounting
  • Degree in Accounting; CPA is a plus
  • Excellent use of Excel; very good with spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of an accounting information system is a plus (ie. Quickbooks)
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports
  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to perform filing and record keeping tasks
  • Data entry and word processing skills
  • Well organized
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Bonus; familiar with our tech stack that touches this accounting role: QBO, Dext, A2X, CIN7, Shopify

Our Company

Welcome to Bushbalm, a pioneering brand dedicated to boosting confidence and tackling everyday skincare concerns often overlooked in the industry. Situated as one of Ottawa's standout startups, Bushbalm distinguishes itself with a unique product line, a digital-first approach, and promising opportunities in the retail sphere that remain largely untapped.

At Bushbalm, we value continuous learning and growth. Immersed in our dynamic culture, you'll find yourself in a fast-paced environment that fosters personal and professional development.

Our journey has been exciting. From our successful appearance on Dragons' Den, landing a pivotal deal, to earning recognition as Ottawa's fastest-growing company in '22 and '23, Bushbalm embodies innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and sustained achievement.

Join us at Bushbalm, where innovation meets practicality, and where your career path promises both professional growth and meaningful impact in the skincare landscape.

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About Bushbalm

Our Mission

Bushbalm is on a mission to solve common skin concerns the beauty industry has long ignored.

Think ingrown hairs, dark spots, razor burn and more.

We're striving to be the #1 product line focused on bikini line skincare.

Why Join Us

Since 2016 we've grown our team with industry experts and skincare enthusiasts. Bushbalm is in such a unique place, as we're in the heart of beauty and crossed with e-commerce.

By joining you'll understand what goes into a fast growing direct-to-consumer beauty company.

FAQs

Ottawa, Canada

We do have staff who work remotely, but our HQ is in downtown Ottawa.

We're still a small, tight knit team. Most of our team is located in Ottawa, Canada, but we now have employees spanning across the world remotely.

To date, Bushbalm is in over 2,300 waxing salons, on the shelves of Ulta, Indigo, Urban Outfitters and more.

We're growing our team and departments at a fast pace. Our most mature departments are Marketing and Product Development.

Other departments that are well established include Operations, Customer Service, Design and Finance.

Our team is primarily headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

We're open to remote candidates, but would like to hire first in Ottawa, so we can gather easily. In regards to your workday, we are a flex model and allow employees to work remote when they wish.