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Accounting Trainee

Job Type
Internship ( Second Shift (Afternoon) )
Job Location
Assignment Detail
Information Technology
Total Position
G&A - Finance
No Preference
Minimum Education
Career Level
Entry Level
Maximum Experience
2 Years
Apply By
Jul 24, 2024
Posted On
Apr 24, 2024

Job Description

About Contour & Constellation
Constellation Software is Canada's largest publicly-listed software company, with a market cap nearing $20 Billion. We are a product-based company, solely dedicated to acquiring, maintaining, supporting and enhancing industry-specific mission-critical business systems, for life. From the website, if you go under 'Our Companies', you will see details and websites for our operating groups, through which you can get details about the products and divisions under our various operating groups, servicing a varied group of industries.

Contour Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (CSI), which acquires, manages and builds market-leading software businesses that develop industry-specific, mission-critical enterprise software solutions to serve both the public and private sectors. Prior to going public in 2006, CSI won the prestigious "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies” award in 2005. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and with a global presence, CSI's subsidiaries operate in more than 80 different industries in over 100 countries, generating annual revenues in excess of $3 Billion.
Contour Software currently houses remote employees for more than 80 Departments (R&D, Finance, IT, Customer Support, Professional Services and Other) belonging to more than 80 of CSI's 500+ divisions, in 3 offices [KHI, LHE & ISB]. Contour employees are key players in implementing, supporting, extending, enhancing, and renewing enterprise systems that run thousands of medium and large businesses as well as public institutions, globally.

The Division
The Perseus Operating Group, a division of Constellation Software is seeking an energetic, independent, and detail-oriented Accounting Trainee to join our Corporate GL team at our Contour office in Karachi.
Constellation (TSX: CSU) is a publicly-traded company that acquires, manages, and grows vertical market software companies all over the world.

The trainee will be working closely and assisting the senior team members with the day-to-day tasks of the Perseus team to develop an understanding of standard processes which have an impact on the Business Unit and Corporate Financial Statements. They will be able to practice their technical accounting knowledge and work toward process improvement while working with other professionals to learn current accounting practices adopted in the software and service industry.

It is a 3-month paid trainee program that can potentially be converted into full-time employment based on performance.

What will you learn:

  • Able to perform daily bank reconciliations for all the businesses and audit for any fraudulent transactions.
  • Learn how to use Microsoft Great Plains as an Accounting Software and its reporting tools.
  • Learn how to use Jedox as a corporate reporting tool.
  • Learn how to account for multi-foreign exchange currencies and how they impact operations.
  • Opportunity to expand job responsibilities in the future in other domains such as Intercompany transaction reconciliation and Head office expense allocations.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities
  • Perform day-to-day bank reconciliation in Great Plain Dynamics for all the North American businesses under Perseus Group.
  • Performing monthly account reconciliations of Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Assist team with posting journal entry transactions related to corporate allocations.
  • Record employee's Client Cardholder expense transactions.
  • Perform ad hoc tasks on projects and assist team members with compiling data from the Jedox reporting tool.
  • Run regular control reports to confirm journal entry transactions are posted accurately
Professional Acumen
  • The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills allowing him or her to manage multiple priorities while maintaining exceptional attention to detail.
  • Will ensure strong relationships with external stakeholders and internal teams; maintaining a strong customer service culture and positive attitude within the finance team. Experience with a multilocation environment is a plus.
  • Be proactive and eager to contribute and learn, ask lots of questions, and provide solutions. Maintaining a continuous improvement mindset and proactively identifying, reviewing, and implementing process improvements.
Education and Technical Skills
  • Finalist or part qualified Professional qualification (ACCA / ICAP or similar), Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles.
  • Proven ability to calculate, post, and manage accounting figures and financial records.
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers.
  • Understanding of ERP and proprietary software (preferably MS Great Plains).
  • Proficiency in English communication skills and in MS Office (primarily in MS-Excel).
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

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