Victoria, BC

Looking for an Accountant for a Non Profit organization in Victoria BC.

The position provides accounting services to the organization. These services include the processing of financial transactions, budget preparation, monitoring and reporting, benefit administration, financial statement preparation, external financial reporting and acting as a resource to staff.

Period End Duties
-On a monthly basis, produces necessary budget control reports, distributes to Program
-Managers/Supervisors, and participates in budget control review meetings with Managers/Supervisors.

-Prepares monthly financial statements.
-Under the general direction of the Director Finance and Administration prepares annual financial reports for internal use and annual financial statements for statutory purposes.
-Prepares necessary reports, reconciles and audits accounts.
Annual budget
-Under the general direction of the Director Finance and Administration, prepares the Annual Operating Budget.
-Liaises with Society Managers and Supervisors.
-Prepares Budget reports.
-Monitors budget expenditures and provides advice to Management thereto.
Annual audit
-Prepares working papers and analysis for the Annual audit. Liaises with and assists auditors during the audit

Other duties
-Enters donations received into donation receipting system. Produces donation tax receipts and standard donation acknowledgement letters.
-May provide coverage for the Reception area, as required.
-Performs filing as required.
-Ensures that accounting transaction records are kept sequential, neat and readily accessible.
-Other duties as assigned by the Director, Finance and Administration.

Education, Training and Experience
-Secondary school graduation.
-Completion of the second year of a recognized accounting program. (CMA, CGA)
-Equivalent accounting training as part of a post-secondary Business & Commerce Program may be considered.
-A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in accounting positions, preferably with the Not for Profit sector.
Skills and abilities
-Thorough knowledge of accounting programs in use by the organization (presently Adagio and Pay Dirt).
-Thorough knowledge of Spreadsheets and Database applications (presently Excel and Access).
-Ability to research and obtain information of a complex and technical nature and to communicate the information effectively to others, orally and in writing.
-Ability to type reports and memos (Word).
-Ability to learn new applications and utilize technology as an efficiency tool.
-Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to deal effectively on an interpersonal basis with managers, supervisors, staff, clients, suppliers and the public.
-Ability to organize and manage work, including concurrent projects, effectively within strict time lines and pressure.

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