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Job Description:
Here at Rakuten Kobo Inc., our mission is to make reading lives better. We stand for readers. We also stand for our employees - from interns and co-ops to permanent staff – and support their growth and development. Whether you are a student at the start of your career or a professional carving a different path, our early career opportunities are built with you in mind-with experiences tailored to your individual skills and interests.
We offer a start-up environment, interesting and engaging work within the technology and publishing industries, and a group of friendly and talented individuals. Additionally, our employees rank us highly in terms of commitment to work-life balance and a company culture committed to caring for our employees.
If you are looking for a company that inspires passion and personal and professional growth - come join Kobo and come help us make reading lives better.
The Role:
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is looking for a Staff Accountant Co-op to join our accounting team! The team is comprised of many highly talented enthusiastic individuals who ensure the services and offerings from Kobo are available to both internal and external customers.
Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant Co-op plays a vital role in contributing to Kobo’s controllership team and supporting financial accounting functions. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Accounting Manager in the accounts payable function, supporting general accounting processes, and assisting with month-end close procedures.
The Person:
This person will need a keen sense of attention to detail, great interpersonal skills, the ability to adapt, learn quickly, and work under strict and tight deadlines. An eagerness to improve and drive results is expected. The role is an integral part of our operations, which makes the responsibilities crucial to ensuring our accounts payable processes are operating effectively.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Process vendor invoices by collecting, reviewing, and inputting invoice details into our financial systems.
  • Liaison with department owners and vendors on obtaining supporting invoices, approvals, and resolving financial related inquiries.
  • Assist in auditing and processing the Company’s expense reports via online expense reporting portal.
  • Prepare and provide for review, all payments to be paid on a weekly basis, based on the terms set with vendors and/or deadlines internally set.
  • Assist in preparing subledger to GL reconciliation for accounts payable, including aging and actions on issue resolutions, support for accrued liabilities, and various other balance sheet accounts.
  • Ad hoc projects supporting the Controllership team as required.

The Skillset:
  • Currently enrolled in an accounting designated post-secondary co-op program (BBA, BCOM, BA, advanced diploma, or diploma) and will be returning to school after the completion of the co-op.
  • Highly analytical and profound attention to detail.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Professional, energetic, and very proactive.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and process oriented.
  • Personable team player with a “can do” attitude.
The Perks:
  • Flexible hours and remote working environment
  • Talent and development training budget
  • Free Kobo device + free weekly e-book or audiobook
  • Weekly Kobo Tech University sessions
About Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the most advanced global e-commerce companies, with the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to 30 million + customers in 190 countries. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience through creative innovation, award-winning eReaders, and top-ranking mobile apps. Kobo is a part of the Rakuten group of companies.
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request. Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially. Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.
If you have any questions about this role or other opportunities, please reach out to Andrew McNabb, Early Careers Recruiter at .

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Job Staff Accountant Co-op (4 Months) in Toronto

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