Accounting Specialist


Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 01/05/2021
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About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education. Founded in 2015, ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 120,000 students with their educational journey. By connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions, we simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process through our platform and services. To date, we have built partnerships with 1,200+ educational institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and work with 4,000+ recruitment partners around the world. ApplyBoard ranked 3 on LinkedIn’s 2020 Top Startups List in Canada and was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the 2019 Technology Fast 50™ list. 
In May 2020, the company raised C$100M Series C on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘unicorn’ valuation, and in September 2020, announced a C$70M Series C extension. With this funding, we are heavily investing in our technology, growing our team, and serving more customers.
Our Team
Our team of over 500+ ApplyBoardians (and growing!) is just as diverse as the customers we support. Comprising 27 nationalities, 53 languages spoken, and 50/50 gender parity, diversity is fostered and celebrated on our team. ApplyBoard is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada, with representatives in 20 countries, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, and China.
The Role:
We’re looking for a detailed oriented, dedicated and talented Accounting Specialist (Accounts Receivable) to join our growing Finance team.


    • Build and maintain rapport by delivering excellent customer service via accounting email inbox
    • Ownership of the revenue tracking file
    • Follow-up with schools for confirmations of enrolled students and outstanding balances
    • Commission claim preparation and data entry into Accounting Software (Netsuite, Quickbooks)
    • Generating, sending and following up on invoices
    • Validate account credits to affiliates working with ApplyBoard
    • Verify, post and deposit payments received from schools
    • Involvement audit and month-end closing processes

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant accounting and/or bookkeeping experience and knowledge
    • Completed or working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (Preferred not required if the right fit)
    • Working experience with Netsuite, QuickBook Online, GSuites and Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel)
    • Ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment
    • High aptitude for prioritizing tasks with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Ability to take ownership of projects and work independently when needed
    • High level of integrity, work ethic, and professionalism

What We Offer:

    • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
    • Working alongside a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo region
    • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.