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
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
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.