The primary responsibility of the Junior Accountant is to provide financial services required to support the functioning of the Agency. Working in conjunction with the Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Services, Finance Manager and finance team, the Junior Accountant processes information required for the preparation of the monthly financial statements.
Reports to the Finance Manager.
• Fosters positive interpersonal relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, residents, visitors, outside agencies, government officials and related professional associations.
• Maintains and adheres to organizational policies and procedures.
• Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
• Adheres to Occupational Health and Safety Policies.
• Abide by and espouse in your work the Agency’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strengths Based Relationship Based philosophy of care.
• Promote an environment of inclusion that promotes equity and respects diversity.
• Represent the Agency in a professional manner when dealing with families, external professionals, general public, community partners and contractors/suppliers.
• Process all accounts payable transactions in accordance with agency finance policies and procedures.
• Prepare monthly billings and process bank deposits.
• Process petty cash and ensure appropriate accountability for all petty cash floats.
• Work in conjunction with the Senior Accountant to provide timely information required for the preparation of the monthly financial statements.
• Report any payroll or accounting discrepancies and/or irregularities immediately to the Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Services and Senior Accountant.
• Work in conjunction with Payroll Specialist to ensure adequate payroll backup is in place during periods of absence.
• Participate actively in team meetings.
• Participate in ongoing training and supervision sessions on a regular basis.
• Participate in all mandatory training provided by the Agency.
• Work in accordance with all policies and procedures of the Agency.
• Work safely in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Agency Health and Safety Manual. Work effectively and respectfully as a member of the team.
• Identify opportunities and make recommendations regarding financial policies, procedures and systems.
• Perform other duties as required.
• Post-secondary diploma or degree, in a related field such as accounting, business administration, etc.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in accounting within a Finance or HR division.As a result, you have experience with accounting software programs and customized Payroll/HRIS systems.
• Intermediate to advanced in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Can work independently and meet tight deadlines
• Strong analytical skills with an ability to convert data to valuable information
• Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills
• Comfort and confidence in dealing with all levels of management
• Self-motivated with a positive attitude, and determined to learn and sharpen skills on an ongoing basis