Reception and Accounts Receivable (AR)

May 9, 2023

We, the Staff and Board at the St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID), are fiercely proud that we support much of the economic, agricultural, and environmental activities in Southern Alberta. We are dedicated to our vision of supporting communities, environment, and agriculture in the area and to our mission to provide for future generations. We strive to be committed citizens and are proud of the place we have in the history of irrigation and its positive impacts on the lives of citizens and our place in the past, present, and future of the area.

Our company is seeking a responsible and detail-oriented individual to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for handling billing issues, entering receipts and reviewing account histories. The right candidate will have intuitive communication skills for reception and proficient knowledge of Sage 300 ERP in order to maintain an accurate database of all land accounts. This is an opportunity to be a part of a growing organization that offers comprehensive benefits, the potential for professional growth and more.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • AR Responsibilities:
    • Reception-Director of First Impressions
    • Bank Deposits, AR General ledger reconciliations, Billing penalty assessments
    • Answer questions and provide information to customers over the phone and in person concerning their accounts.
    • Establish a friendly and cooperative relationship with customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
    • Legal correspondence
  • Land Responsibilities:
    • Land accounts including ownership changes, assessment changes and transaction reconciliations
    • Household Purpose agreements administration
    • Water Conveyance agreements administration
    • Rate Enforcement documentation and correspondence

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ Business Administration education or work experience equivalent
  • Proficient Sage 300 ERP (Accpac) Accounting knowledge and related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Exchange with focus on Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Excellent computer skills and understanding of software

Personal Attributes:

  • Positive and Professional approach with the ability to be diplomatic with sensitive issues
  • Strong analytical, organizational, multitasking and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willing to work overtime as required
  • Able to work in a cohesive team and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive employee benefits package is in place including Canada Life and the Local Authorities Pension Plan. Our organization takes pride in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2023. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, all others are thanked in advance for their interest.

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