JOB POSTING – Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant

Location:  Jordan and/or Dundas, ON

Industry:   Winery and Brewery


Who We Are:

Flat Rock Cellars is one of Niagara’s state-of-the-art wineries specializing in delivering great experience to all its customers.   We pride ourselves in working in a fast paced, dynamic and fun environment.  Our focus is on making great wine; our passion is enjoying doing it.

Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. is a start-of-the-art craft brewery in the heart of Dundas, Ontario.  Creating amazing beers and offering a fun atmosphere we work hard and love what we do.


The Opportunity:

We are seeking a bookkeeper with administrative skills to support the management of the growing business. The candidate will bring strong organizational and communication skills along with a bookkeeping background to the position. A pro-active approach, sense of urgency and the ability to anticipate the needs of management are critical to the success of the job. A high degree of professionalism and business savvy is also important for this growing company.


Job Description:

  • Organization, filing and distribution of financial statements, quarterly reports, payroll, legal files, etc.
  • Bookkeeping with matching, coding, paying invoices
  • Manage payroll including set-up and payment of all employees
  • Set-up and manage all direct deposits
  • Pay monthly deductions, bills and invoices
  • Receive and deposit all funds
  • Provide reports and budgets
  • Assist with budget preparations
  • Prepare, proofread and format internal and external correspondence, presentations and reports
  • Office management including the ordering of office supplies and coordination with external support providers for telephone and computer systems Maintain confidential human resource files
  • Organization, filing and distribution of financial accounts, minute books and transactions


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, pro-active team player
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in English
  • Proficient use of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Proficient in the use of Sage 50
  • Minimum 2years previous experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong judgment and discretion in handling confidential information;
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy in work
  • Must be adaptable and flexible in order to meet changing demands and deadlines


To Apply:

If this opportunity matches your interest and skill profile, applications can be emailed to:


Please provide a brief cover letter, with your resume, that outlines why you want to be considered for this position.

We thank all who have submitted applications for this position, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Newest Addition to the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company Team

Newest Addition to the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company Team

Studebaker ½ ton pickup truck, Model 2R5 – Serial Number HR5-1275

Studebaker is the only car company to ever manufacture vehicles in Hamilton.  In 1946, Studebaker of Canada Ltd. acquired the 7 ½ acre anti-aircraft gun factory located on Victoria Avenue North, and converted it into a car and light truck production facility. The first Hamilton-made Studebaker’s rolled of the Victoria Avenue assembly line in August of 1948, and the plant produced its last vehicle March 16, 1966.

Studebaker produced its Canadian market 2R5 pick-up truck in Hamilton from 1949-1953.  It was the first truck ever produced in North America without exposed running boards and with a double sided pickup bed that was smooth on both the inside and outside.  Over its 5-year production run in Hamilton, Studebaker produced a total of 6,602 2R5 trucks, of which few survive today.

Our 1949 Studebaker 2R5 was delivered new to a barley farmer outside Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  It originally had red paint, some of which can still be seen inside the cab area.  It is a one-family owned example that spent its entire life working on a barley farm producing malts for the beer industry.

We are happy to bring our Studebaker back to her birthplace in Hamilton, and look forward to preserving another piece of Hamilton heritage, and extending her life in the beer industry as a part of the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company Team!

Adventurous is: Racing in the Mille Miglia

For us, we embrace the idea that adventure is good. We believe that there is nothing more important than pushing your limits and taking the road less traveled in every aspect of life. It is this idea of adventure that made Shawn & Ed want to open a brewery together.

It is also this idea of adventure that has encouraged Shawn to race in the Mille Miglia every year. The Mille Miglia is an annual classic car race through Italy – travelling from Brescia to Rome and back. This year, Shawn is racing his 1929 Chrysler 75.

The very first Mille Miglia (thousand miles) was in 1927 and took place twenty four times until 1957. It was then reborn in 1977 as a regularity race for classic and vintage cars produced no later than 1957. This will be Shawn’s 5th time participating in the race. Follow along with us this week as we support Shawn and guide you through the Mille Miglia 2016.

Everyone here at the brewery is cheering Shawn in his quest for victory (which may be simply finishing the race given his car was built in 1929).

For more information on the Mille Milgia please visit:

Shawn & 1929 Chrysler 75Shawn's 1929 Chrysler 75 (left) Shawn and Leanne