Internship Opportunity


General Accountant

Youthdale Treatment Centres
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
Feb 19, 2024
Start Date:
Feb 26, 2024
End Date:
Aug 26, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary

The General Accountant will work closely with the Finance Manager to ensure all accounting entries and transactions are accurate and completed in a timely manner, as well as assist the Finance Manager in improving finance processes, procedures and internal controls. The General Accountant will be responsible to month end closing activities including various reconciliations and general journal entries. The General Accountant will assist in preparation of monthly internal statements and various internal and funder reports. 

This position reports directly to: Finance Manager

Job Responsibilities
 Prepare and analyze the agency’s monthly financial information comparing actual results to budget,and develop variance explanations highlighting areas of concern for the Finance Manager.
 Verify, allocate, post and reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis including payables,accruals, and receivables
 Identify financial errors and develop recommendations for corrective actions
 Assist in the preparation of Quarterly, Interim, and Annual filing requirements for various funding sources
 Assist in the preparation of quarterly financial forecasts and other reports
 Prepare and file the GST/PST monthly returns and other statutory and regulatory required filings
 Assist with financial audits and the preparation of the organization’s tax returns
 Support month-end and year-end close process
 Prepare full cycle accounting records and entries for the Youthdale Foundation
 Identify financial requirements associated with each funding source and work with the finance team and/or program management as necessary to ensure compliance is met
 Produce various ad hoc accounting reports as required
 Other duties as assigned by the Finance Manager, and/or Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Services

Corporate Responsibilities 
 Foster positive interpersonal relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, residents,visitors, outside agencies, government officials and related professional associations
 Maintain and adhere to organizational policies and procedures
 Attends work consistent with Finance Manager’s hybrid work requirements

 Post-secondary education in a related field such as Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, etc.
 An accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CA) completed or in progress is preferred 
 Five (5) years in progressive experience within an accounting or finance role 
 Experience in not-for-profit organizations, mental health, or healthcare considered an asset 
 Excellent computer skills, including MS Suite (Excel, Word) 
 Experience using accounting software (Sage, or other)
 Accuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlines
 High level of critical and logical thinking/reasoning to identify underlying issues, trends
 Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
 Excellent time-management and analytical skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast pace, community environment
 Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in all aspects of work
 A solid understanding of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a passion for promoting and increasing initiatives within the workplace.

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:

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

Employer Question 4:

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