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Leisure Accountant


Travel Edge Group is a $750 million travel company with offices in Canada, US and Bermuda. Employing over 600 people, it is headquartered in downtown Toronto, and is privately held. The company has grown at a rapid pace, from start-up in 2006, and has three operating companies; Kensington Tours, a tour company, Travel Edge Retail, a group of luxury leisure and corporate travel agencies, and Travel Edge Headquarters, a technology based Travel Company.


Acquired through a series of M&A events, Travel Edge Retail is one of the largest Virtuoso agencies, excelling in both Corporate and Leisure Travel. With 15 offices in the US, Canada and Bermuda, Travel Edge Retail looks to continued growth through acquisition in the corporate and luxury travel space. As a member of the Travel Edge Finance team but with a specific focus on the leisure, the Leisure Accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Monitor all invoices and transactions to ensure accuracy on a daily basis

Analysis of inaccuracy in the invoice and liaising with the agents

Monitor daily client and vendor balance for non-payments, delayed payments and irregularities

Monitor daily bank transactions to ensure all various receipts, credit card merchant transaction, BSP receipt/payments matches what is posted in TRAMS

Posting commission receipts from Paymode, Pegasus, TACC, TIESS, and other vendors

Prepare collection on weekly basis for outstanding commission from vendors

Prepare bank deposits, verifying and balancing receipts

Reconciling credit card merchant transactions and preparing deposits entry on a daily basis

Investigating any unclaimed commissions and liaising with independent and in-house agents

Investigate/resolve queries and provide general customer service

Prepare agent’s statement

Prepare weekly report of Accounts Receivable/Payable

Advise management on weekly basis of any ongoing issue

To consistently deliver excellent Customer Service to all internal and external customers

Any other adhoc projects that maybe required

Strong preference given to candidates with a Travel industry background

3 + years of general financial accounting experience combined with a solid understanding of accounting principles

Experience using the financial software TRAMS

Minimum 5 years in handling complex accounts receivable and payable

Experienced working within a Travel “IC” (Independent Contractor as agent) environment is an asset

Familiarity with GDS travel booking systems (Sabre preferred) also an asset

Familiarity with travel accounting concepts arising out of ARC or BSP airline reconciliation processes is desirable

Solid verbal and written communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Proficiency in MS Office – intermediate to advanced Excel required

Understanding of Client Base CRM tool used by agents (preferred but not required)

Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to function effectively during month end accounting cycles

Ability to work with a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals and objectives to ensure success

Comfortable in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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