Accountant

at International Development and Relief Foundation
Published June 12, 2022
Location Toronto, Canada
Category Accounting  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Summary:

 

We are currently looking for an experienced, full-cycle accountant, preferably with non-profit experience, to manage all day-to-day accounting functions, while supporting the Finance Director with financial reporting, special projects, and the continuous improvement process. This role is ideal for someone looking to take the next step in their career as they will have the opportunity to take on increasingly challenging responsibilities and will be empowered to make decisions.

 

You will be successful in this role and a good culture fit if you are:

 

Self-driven and approach work with passionately and with an open mind

Ready to take charge of your work, challenge the status quo, and bring about positive change

Extremely detail-oriented and take pride in your work

Composed, organized, and able to prioritize effectively when working on multiple projects simultaneously

Proactive and keen to offer solutions when encountering weaknesses

A positive and easygoing team player.

Responsibilities:

 

Accounts Payable and Receivable

 

Full-cycle Accounts Payable, including invoice processing, vendor payments, reconciliation of AP ledger

Full-cycle Accounts Receivable, including invoicing, processing payments, reconciling AR ledger, reporting on outstanding invoices and incoming payments

Review and process employee expense reimbursements and monthly credit card reports, while agreeing amounts to corresponding receipts

Ensure proper authorization and accurate coding of AP/AR invoices and expense reports, and assist staff with invoice coding and preparing cheque requisitions

Maintain vendor / donor information and keep all accounting forms up to date

Project Accounting

 

Assists the Program Managers in the development and administration of their budgets and provides the Program Managers with regular monthly reports

Monitors program expenditures against budget, contracts and contribution agreements and alerts Program Managers, Programs Director and Finance Director of potential variances

Prepares monthly/quarterly expense claims to funders by required deadlines

Reporting and Revenue Reconciliation

 

Collaborate with Finance Donor Services Team to reconcile online and offline revenue to Raiser’s Edge NXT and Laminate Online

Prepare deferred cost reports and maintain and reconcile deferred revenue accounts

Prepare and file GST rebate claims

Assist with annual budget and quarterly forecasts preparation

Prepare ad-hoc reports as requested by Finance Director

Month-end and year-end support

 

Draft and post General Journal entries

Perform bank and GL accounts reconciliations on a monthly basis

Maintain prepaid and fixed asset schedules

Assist Finance Director with month-end and year-end activities and working papers preparation

Maintain organized electronic filing system

Work in collaboration with the rest of the Finance Team at year-end audit by preparing working papers and compiling backup documents requested during audit fieldwork

Other Tasks

 

Maintain the general accounting mailbox by responding to internal and external inquiries

Assist Finance Director with the ongoing development of accounting processes and contribute to continuous improvement process

Provide input during department’s goal setting process

Perform other accounting duties as assigned by Finance Director

Qualification, Skills &Experiences:

 

Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting / Finance or related combination of education and experience

Minimum 3-5 years of recent related experience in full-cycle accounting

Experience in non-for-profit sector accounting is preferred

Proficient in using Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat

Advanced knowledge of Excel, ability to manipulate large volume of data

Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, experience with Sage Intacct considered an asset

Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

Outstanding time-management skills; ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities

Accuracy and attention to detail

Solid technical expertise and ability to master new software quickly

Demonstrated aptitude in dealing with sensitive and confidential information

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Professional and proactive approach to work, ability to work with minimal supervision

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Upbeat and positive attitude with a passion to drive and support continuous improvement process

Experience in implementing new systems an asset

 

How to apply

Application guidelines:

 

To apply, please email your resume & cover letter and mention name of the position in the subject line of your email; (Subject: Accountant).

Eligibility requirements

Before you apply for a position, you must meet the eligibility requirements. This position requires applicants to be eligible to work in Canada, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to work in Canada.

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