Accountant, Accounts Payable

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Accountant, Accounts Payable

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Author pmnationtalk
Date July 7, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Express Scripts Canada
Location Mississauga, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client Express Scripts Canada
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The Finance department assumes responsibility for managing and reporting the organization’s finances. It is committed to continuous improvements in the way it organizes the financial and accounting affairs, including the preparation and presentation of appropriate accounts and to streamline processes, improves controls and date integrity within the financial ERP system.

The primary function of this position is to ensure timely, correct payment of vendors and suppliers. Additional responsibilities include supporting various internal stakeholders for their A/P process-related queries, responding to vendor / supplier payment inquiries, and various reconciliations. The role will also support other duties assigned by financial operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Support Financial Operations stakeholders in their creation of purchase agreements, purchase orders, receiving and entering invoices into the Financial ERP system, including 3-way invoice matching to P.O.s
  • Prepare various payment proposal packages, ensuring proper documentation of all invoices, and supporting documents
  • Coordinate approval for payments, including authorization to pay, and cheque signatures
  • Process payments according to payment terms, including EFT, cheque runs, and electronic filing of supporting documents
  • QA and process expense reports for both credit card transactions and employee out of pocket expenses
  • Prepare and post transactions to various ledgers
  • Reconcile the A/P control ledger account to sub-ledger
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues, including commodity tax issues
  • Reconcile corporate vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies, and respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date
  • Assist in the month-end closing
  • Support other duties as assigned by Financial Operations
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and generally accepted accounting practices
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits


  • 1-2 years Accounts Payable experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Completion of a College or University Program in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Must have working knowledge of financial systems
  • Must have knowledge of indirect sales concept
  • Demonstrates initiative, takes ownership of resolving issues, and is self-motivated with minimum supervision
  • Technical and analytical skills with a focus to details and accuracy
  • Must have solid PC skills and with Microsoft Office Suite of tools with knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong problem solving, documentation, research and resolution, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and flexibility to accept diverse responsibilities
  • Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Team player committed to achieving common departmental objectives with integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft AX 2012 or D365 ERP system
  • Bilingualism (English / French)
  • Strong Excel skill

Deadline for internal candidates to apply is July 2nd, 2021.

Express Scripts Canada is a Cigna company

Express Scripts Canada is a subsidiary of Express Scripts, a Cigna company. Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna offers an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioural health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products.

About Express Scripts Canada

Express Scripts Canada is a leading health benefits manager and has been recognized as one of the most innovative. Our clients include Canada’s leading insurers, third party administrators and governments. We work with these clients to develop industry-leading solutions to deliver superior healthcare in a cost-controlled environment. We provide Active Pharmacy™ services to more than 7 million Canadian patients and adjudicate more than 100 million pharmacy, dental, and extended health claims annually. Through our proprietary consumer intelligence, clinical expertise, and patients-first approach, we promote better health decisions for plan members, while managing and reducing drug benefit costs for plan sponsors.

It will be a condition of employment that the successful candidate obtains an Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Federal Government. The candidate will be required to provide supporting documentation to receive clearance if required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a positive work environment built on solid corporate values, integrity, mutual respect, collaboration, passion, service and alignment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we build a more effective organization that empowers our employees to be the best that they can be.

We are committed to creating a working environment that is barrier-free and we are prepared to provide accommodation for people with disabilities.

If you require accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: [email protected] Do not email [email protected] for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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