Internship Opportunity


Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
Nov 30, 2022
Start Date:
Dec 01, 2022
End Date:
May 31, 2023

Job Description:

GFD was created by a passionate group of bereavement service professionals in 1961. GFD has since evolved into a vibrant, Members based organization that has expanded to include bereavement professionals across Canada.

Whether we’re investing & monitoring bereavement funds, providing exceptional Member support, or helping the public understand and pre-plan their last wishes, GFD is dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Canadian bereavement sector.

Our staff is dedicated to developing products and services that our Members use to grow their businesses while serving their communities.

Our mission is to provide bereavement professionals with solutions to support, promote and secure their future business.

The position Reporting directly to the Controller, the Accountant will be in charge of full cycle accounts payable and accounts receivable, billing, collections, bank reconciliations, and preparing government remittances.

They will also be responsible for preparing financial statements, auditing information for external auditors, and any other ad hoc accounting as assigned.

The ideal Accountant will have 3+ years of full cycle accounting experience preferably in an investment / non-profit organization and has an accounting designation, working towards a Canadian CPA is an asset .

Must have intermediate proficiency in Excel and be comfortable using pivot tables. Responsibilities

 Contributes to developing and implementing integrated accounting and financial reporting procedures in support of the client departments and divisions within GFD.

 Responds to both internal and external client inquiries, providing accurate and timely information, instruction, and assistance regarding processes and best practices.

 An Accountant is a point person on day-to-day issues with banking, following up as necessary with banking representatives.

 On behalf of GFD, liaises with member care coordinators and the Business Development Manager with respect to clients' financial needs.

 Reconciles various balance sheet accounts perform account reconciliations and analysis and contribute to the safeguarding of GFD assets by ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial data and investigating discrepancies.

 Processes journals, assists with the proper allocation of charges, completes non-payroll government remittances, and contributes to the development of accounting and client department financial reports.

 Identifies, and takes steps to rectify errors in client department financial information.

 Prepares ad hoc operational reports.

 Maintains the chart of accounts, the work breakdown structure, and Accounting ensuring integrity and consistency in the set-up of both.

 Assists in maintaining the records of GFD prepares tax receipts and reports in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency guidance, rules, and regulations.

 Assists with the day-to-day financial administration,including maintenance of trust fund accounting records, and the issuance of charitable tax receipts in compliance with CRA requirements

Experience & Education:

 University undergraduate degree or equivalent in business or commerce, plus progression toward completion of a recognized accounting designation or equivalent.

 Minimum of 3 years of previous related experience in a general accounting environment, ideally in the investment sector, with exposure to fund accounting and insurance.

 Solid understanding of general accounting functions, including GAAP / CICA guidelines, accounts payable, financial reporting, and internal controls.

 Solid understanding of rules of operation and reporting requirements related to Registered Charities, special purpose fund accounting, and CRA requirements

Employer Question 1:

Do you require any accommodations for the interviewing and recruitment process?

Employer Question 2:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?

Employer Question 3:

What character traits do you possess that will contribute to your success in this role?

Employer Question 4:

No question - Applicants, please type N/A in the text box below when submitting your application.