Finding an Entry Level Bank Job in Canada

Finding an entry level bank job is not too difficult if you have studied finance or accounting or you have a degree applicable to the field of banking. Once you complete the course or program, you can find some nice entry level bank jobs. Most of them will be in the area of customer service such as window bank tellers.

An entry level position for those who just graduated is an Entry Level Accountant. Those who are approved for the position may expect a pay anywhere in the range $18 - $21 per hour. Candidates should have a diploma or degree with a focus on finance and accounting and an accounting designation, e.g. CMS, CGA, or CA. The Entry Level Accountant is mainly responsible for daily bookkeeping activities using SAP R3. Additional responsibilities include management reporting, accruals, and month end closing.

Another position to consider is that of the Entry Level Bookkeeper and Administrator. The expected salary is in the range of $40,000 – $45,000 CAD a year. The ideal candidate for this position has a good understanding of accounting and experience with QuickBooks. Critical for consideration are knowledge of reconciliations, credits, and debits. The successful applicant will handle the invoicing and accounts payable and receivable, making any adjustments when required. He or she may be responsible for the payroll as well as for administering ad hoc administration duties and blue cross benefits. One should be a self-starter and self-motivated, with a desire to succeed.

The position Data Entry Clerk is suitable for people with a high school diploma who are proficient in internet research and Microsoft Office applications. Ideal candidates for this position have advanced problem solving skills and are strong team players. They should be holding an enhanced reliability clearance. The main responsibilities include making adjudicating decisions, meeting departmental accuracy goals with the set time schedule, and maintaining a complete and accurate reporting and record keeping.

The Administrator and Cash Poster position is suitable for individuals with basic office experience and data entry skills. Intermediate level working knowledge of Word and Excel is required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are also important as to communicate with internal and external clients. Being able to solve problems and set priorities is a must. Among the multiple responsibilities of the administrators are accurate and timely posting of client payments to their accounts on a daily basis, making sure invoices are matched correctly. The administrator is responsible for batching and recording of manual debits and verifying if information for clients’ direct withdrawals is accurate. He or she receives, batches, and posts deposit cheques for implementation fees, license fees, etc. to CARMS. In addition, the administrator records all manual debits and returned checks to clients’ accounts and receives and offsets credit memos to invoices. Finally, the administrator and cash poster provides documentation for the short/ over payments on accounts to the collectors on a daily basis.

The position of Commercial Banking Associate, in the field of commercial banking services, is ideal for professionals who can work as a part of a team and independently. Job responsibilities include putting together packages that satisfy diverse deposit/ cash and credit management needs for different businesses, together with providing a large number of products and services to customers which are important for their businesses’ effective functioning. Likely applicants for this position have a graduate or undergraduate degree in business. A combination of a related degree and work experience is also desirable. Required skills include an ability to analyze business and industry trends and customer needs as well as the ability to identify potential risks.