Accounts Payable Job Posting



Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding career with all the perks and support that are lacking in so many run-of-the-mill jobs?  Keep reading, you’ve just found that opportunity.

Niscon is a fast-growing engineering company based in Burlington, Ontario, primarily engaged in developing, manufacturing, and installing Motion Control Systems in Live Entertainment Facilities worldwide.  We build the equipment and provide the software to make circus performers fly, scenery magically appear, concert stages move, and architecture that immerses the viewer in an unforgettable experience.  Our mission is to ensure that producers, productions, and audiences everywhere enjoy uninterrupted performances day or night, experience after experience.

The work we do is challenging and deadline based, but it is rewarding and satisfying when you get to see the curtain rise or hear the roar of a crowd.  Yet, that is not all there is to life and that is why we offer competitive salaries and benefits, retirement savings plans with company contributions, personal wellbeing support with paid sick days, vacation, and personal time off, and a flexible work environment.

We are a team, but we feel more like a family.  We pull together, we have each other’s backs, we challenge one another, we enjoy each other’s company, and support one another when needed.  We sail, run, cycle, scuba dive, play hockey, camp, travel, canoe, kayak, fish, craft, build, weld, invent, restore, and ride bikes.  We are progressive, inclusive, creative, mothers, fathers, fosters, fur-parents, and grandparents.

If you think you are up for the challenge and want to join our diverse group of engineers, software developers, technicians, project managers, and administrators we want to hear from you.

Accounts Payable

Reports to: Senior Accountant and DOO

The Role

Are you an individual who loves dealing with a diverse set of projects that are shipped to locations all around the world? Do you consider yourself organized, sharp, concise, and quick to respond? Are you the type of person who thrives in a team environment of artists, developers, and engineers?

Niscon Inc. is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to be a part of our in-house accounting team. We develop, manufacture, and install Motion Control Systems in Live Entertainment Facilities in diverse locations such as Egypt, Singapore, Mexico, Macau, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and throughout North America and Europe.

If you are looking for your next challenge, consider joining Niscon in this important role. Our best candidates are smart, curious, and talented problem solvers who enjoy the daily challenges of a fast-paced bespoke manufacturer. If you think you have the skills and interest to be a part of a challenging and rewarding industry look no further and send us your resume.

The essential contribution of the Accounts Payable Clerk is to assist the Senior Accountant by managing the recording of vendor invoices and assisting with various accounting and reporting tasks as assigned. As an Accounts Payable Clerk, you will be responsible for processing all invoices received for payments and for undertaking the payment of all creditors in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner. This will involve, compiling and maintaining accounts payable records, while also providing clerical and administrative support as needed.

We are looking for an objective Accounts Payable Clerk who combines a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounts payable principles, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented and possess the ability to effectively work both independently or in a team setting. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Matching, batching, coding, and entering invoices.
  • Entering, posting, and reconciling batches.
  • Researching and resolving accounts payable or accounts receivable issues with customers or vendors.
  • Updating and reconciling sub-ledger to the general ledger.
  • Maintaining cash applications, account reconciliations, chargebacks.
  • Communicating with Purchasing on vendor terms and conditions.
  • Supporting Shipping/Receiving and collection of incoming and outgoing packing documents.
  • Advising and communicating with Senior Accountant on vendor needs and demands.
  • Participating in accurate disbursement of expenses and labour reports to specific projects.
  • Completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.
  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, verifying federal id numbers, scheduling, and preparing checks, and resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation.
  • Ensures credit is received for outstanding memos.
  • Issues stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for advances.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains historical records by scanning and filing documents.
  • Disburses petty cash by recording entry and verifying documentation.
  • Reports sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • And you can certainly add other responsibilities to this list depending on your skills and interests!

Personal Qualities Required

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster positive relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Highly organized with well-developed time-management skills and processes for managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including non-technical.
  • An analytical and strong binary arithmetic mind.
  • Rigorous in approach to all tasks with a sense of responsibility and organization.

Technical Skills/Capabilities Required

  • Experienced with Sage50 Accounting Software
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Create trusting and successful working relationships with colleagues, vendors, and customers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Word, and Excel).

Optimal Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field a plus.
  • Previous accounts payable experience preferred.

Additional Assets

  • In addition to English, applicants who can demonstrate an intermediate proficiency in oral and written French will be given special consideration.

Salary and Compensation

  • We offer a competitive salary based on the experience of the individual, ($48,000 to $53,000).
  • Our salary package includes a comprehensive family health and dental plan, RRSP contribution, and vacation compensation after the expiration of a 90-day probationary period.
  • Opportunity for work-from-home / work-at-office hybrid scenario supported with secure remote access and home office equipment.

Security and Safety

  • Bondable, Criminal record check,

We’re looking forward to meeting you.


Core Competencies

Planning and Organization

Able to organize work, plan the necessary resources, take steps to carry out objectives.

  • Advanced understanding and ability to plan and organize across a full range of situations

Displays innovation in the use of human, financial and material resources.

Can adapt approaches and develop strategies to meet prevailing circumstances, or to find improved solutions.

Devises alternative strategies when existing means are insufficient.

Makes creative use of resources to achieve objectives.

Focus on Quality and Details

Ensures that tasks are completed with a focus on accuracy and quality. It is expressed in such forms as monitoring and checking work or information, attention to detail and accuracy of information, etc.

  • Monitors Plan, and Progress of Work

Makes sure that, although several different activities are occurring at the same time, nothing falls through the cracks.

  • Uses Quality Assurance Practices

Consistently shows initiative and resourcefulness to solve problems and ensure quality work outputs are produced on time and within the limits of available resources.

Results Orientation

Results Orientation is an overall concern for working well and surpassing a standard of excellence. Focuses on results to be achieved, promotes best practices, measures performance, and adjusts to improve both efficiency and effectiveness. Takes ownership of personal work objectives, as well as team objectives that exist through collaboration with others.

  • Improves Performance for Self and Others

Makes specific changes in the system or in work methods to improve performance. (e.g. does something better, faster, at lower cost, more efficiently; improves quality, client satisfaction, morale, revenues).

Establishes and enforces standards and procedures to achieve operational objectives and encourages team members to meet and exceed operational objectives.

  • Sets and Works to Meet Challenging Goals

Manages multiple priorities effectively.

Maintains commitment to goals in the face of obstacles and frustrations.

Develops clear, challenging but achievable goals.

Effective Interactive Communication

The ability to transmit and receive information clearly and communicate effectively to others by considering their points of view to respond appropriately. It includes using tact and diplomacy in all communications as well as the ability to convey ideas and information, both orally and in writing, in a way that brings understanding to the target audience.

  • Pays Attention to the Communication of Others

Actively listens to people and asks questions to gain a broader understanding of the issue or problem at hand.

  • Establishes Open Communication

Communicates in a non-confrontational and constructive manner. Seeks to ensure that factual messages are clearly understood, useful and timely.

  • Adapts Language to the Audience

Adapts style, mode and tone based on the audience/applicant reactions and the issues being addressed.

Cooperation and Collaboration

Collaborate effectively with others as part of a team. Promote quality work through effective contribution to others’ efforts. Promote cooperation and partnerships between individuals and groups at various levels, both inside and outside Niscon.

  • Works to Resolve Issues

Resolves difficult and complex technical/development issues using approaches and resources that are consistent with NISCON values and procedures.

  • Participates Actively in Group Process

Keeps others informed and up to date about what is happening in the development department.

  • Solicits Input and Contributions from Others

Recognizes where strengths lie among departmental resources and taps into their expertise; makes best use of people’s talents.

  • Supports and Promotes the Team

Actively leads and inspires others while working as part of a team.

Promotes sharing of expertise among teams to achieve superior service or results within the organization and to other stakeholders and clients

Action Management

Ability to focus on developing objectives and achieving results and to take responsibility for mobilizing team members to ensure timely delivery against commitments. Emphasizes ensuring that desired standards are met and holding people accountable for them.

  • Monitors adherence to Standards of Practice

Diligently monitors performance against expectations and agreed upon commitments.

  • Addresses immediate issues and acts decisively to resolve them

Identifies and acts on issues and problems in the development department.

  • Addresses long term issues or opportunities (Acts 9-12 Months Ahead)

Suggests ways to achieve better results or add value beyond the current situation.

Actively monitors development processes and reports on opportunities and weaknesses.