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About BATL:

BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League, was founded in CEO Matt Wilson’s backyard in 2006. What started as a personal passion sparked by a summer camping trip soon spread through word of mouth in Toronto, and today nearly a million people have experienced the thrill of throwing axes at one of BATL’s indoor venues.

In the past 10 years BATL has been covered extensively by local, regional and international press; growing from our original backyard roots to today operating 13 locations across North America. We’re immensely proud to have been the first organization in the world to offer an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, walk-ins and private events such as parties and team building.

BATL is now in a position to expand its roll-out of outlets across North America. Building on local success and best practices, BATL is currently preparing infrastructure to support aggressive expansion.

Role description:

BATL’s Finance team provides our investors, management, vendors, and employees with excellent support and service. Our Staff Accountant will take a collaborative approach to performing month-end close tasks, including analyzing and recording accrued expenses, fixed assets, and accounting for other operational activities.

This position will report directly to the Head of Finance and Regulatory Affairs and work closely with the COO at our corporate headquarters at 47 Front St. East.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform monthly financial close of the company by preparing account reconciliations, entering journal entries, and maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Prepare consolidated financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger.
  • Administer payroll cycles and on-boarding of new employees to satisfy payroll requirements.
  • Assist with tax filings, accounts payable and maintenance of insurance in all jurisdictions of operation.
  • Monitor financial status by coordinating the collection, reporting and evaluation of financial data.
  • Answer accounting and financial inquiries from cross-functional areas by researching and interpreting data.
  • Support financial objectives by analyzing revenue and expenditures, including any variance vs. expectation; apply observations and recommendations to operational issues.
  • Train cross-functional staff with operational facets of accounting policy to optimize workflows and data integrity.
  • Protect organizational value by keeping records secure, compliant and confidential.
  • Additional responsibilities include preparation and roll-out of special projects as they arise.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to work autonomously, with strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills; proficient with handling multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced setting.
  • Exhibit willingness and ability to learn, adapt and improve surrounding environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills – capable of communicating complex issues simply.
  • An analytical and methodical mindset, with proven ability to generate meaningful insights from data.
  • Advanced knowledge with Excel (e.g. macros/ VBA, pivot tables, vlookup, arrays, match/ offset, etc.), including working knowledge of Google Sheets; apt in working with large volumes of data.


  • 1 – 5 years of professional experience in areas of financial planning, reporting and accounting; including subject matter expertise with bookkeeping and reconciliations.
  • A post-secondary diploma or bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.


  • 3 weeks vacation per year.
  • Medical and dental benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Associate

Required experience:

  • Accounting: 1 year
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