Accountant (Intermediate)

  • Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company
  • 10, Creek Road, Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada
  • Feb 08, 2018
Full-time / Permanent Insurance

Job Description

Intermediate Accountant – Apply Today!

KENT & ESSEX MUTUAL INSURANCE is a well-established mutual insurance company in Chatham and we have a new opportunity to join our Team due to an upcoming retirement. We are a progressive company that believes in delivering exceptional customer service to our policyholders and brokers while providing a professional, positive, and team oriented environment for our employees.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for performing general accounting tasks requiring a thorough understanding of applying accounting principles. As part of a team, this position ensures the integrity of accounting information by analyzing, recording, verifying and entering transactions in a timely manner.

The position responsibilities are as follows:

  • Ensure appropriate approval and supporting documentation exists for all invoices and cheque requests
  • Performs a variety of accounts receivable functions such as generating accounts receivable invoices and processing direct billing of insurance policies which includes invoicing, recording and collecting payments
  • Ensure all invoices have been processed in a timely manner
  • Prepare journal entries for expense accruals and re-classes
  • Administers and maintains the Petty Cash Fund
  • Liaises with internal and external parties to address financial related matters
  • Assist with monthly close activities and year-end audit process

Qualifications for the position are:

  • 1-3 years of experience performing full accounting cycle functions
  • Knowledge of insurance accounting procedures and familiarity of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Post-Secondary degree in Accounting strongly preferred
  • Complete understanding of the technical aspects of account analyses and financial statements
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize task
  • Strong customer service orientation for internal and external contacts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including advanced Excel skills
  • Related insurance experience would be considered an asset
  • Must be bondable and provide a successful background check

KENT & ESSEX MUTUAL INSURANCE offers a growing and dynamic environment for insurance and accounting professionals to learn new skills and enhance their current knowledge. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. To learn more about us please visit

If you would like the opportunity to join our team, please apply in confidence to Human Resources by email: The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).