Accounting Manager

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Other
Job Posting Date: 12-Jun-2017
Apply by: 21-Jun-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with The Elizabeth Fry Society

World Skills Employment Centre is working with The Elizabeth Fry Society to recruit for the position of Accounting Manager.
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00am, June 21th, 2017.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services. World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is a non-profit community agency offering programs and services to women in conflict with the law.  We are currently seeking an Accountant.
Job Title:              Accounting Manager Position Type:     Fulll Time Start Date:            ASAP Hours of Work:   Hours to be determined in consultation with the Executive Director
 Qualifications:     The incumbent must be a designated accountant (CPA), possess strong MS Excel skills, be familiar with CRA regulations as they pertain to charitable institutions, have operational expertise with Simply Accounting, possess strong administrative and organization skills, and have experience with non-profit organizations.
  • Carries out all aspects relating to the daily financial management of the operation
  • Posts all day-to-day transactions including A/R, A/P and month-end J/V’s
  • Prepares all cheques, payroll, charitable donations, direct deposits, etc.
  • Posts all revenues and tracks all deferred revenues on a monthly basis
  • Reconciles bank accounts on a daily basis
  • Monitors and manages cash flow.   Transfers funds as required between investment and operating accounts
  • Verifies all payroll and ensures that the payroll service is properly administering the payroll
  • Verifies all changes in staff and salary are appropriately communicated to the group benefits provider and ensures that staff portions of benefits are correctly allocated
  • Prepares supporting spreadsheets as needed
  • Creates and maintains fixed files of items of a long-term financial nature, including donations made with specific instruction, fixed assets, insurance, etc.
  • Has a detailed understanding of the funding dollars given to the organization and ensures that revenues and expenses are allocated accordingly
  • Investigates monthly revenue and expense variances, recording root-cause explanations for material variances
  • Prepares monthly financial statement package and presents it to the Executive Director, Treasurer and other members of the Finance Committee
  • Prepares all information required for the annual audit, including preparing all lead sheets and ensuring all advance information is ready for the audit period
  • Assists in budgetary process working with the Executive Director and the Treasurer
  • Creates and maintains spreadsheets regarding submission of union dues/staff seniority
  • Participates on the finance committee
  • Ensures that all procurement, and financial policies and procedures are followed and makes recommendations for their development as the need arises
  • Assists in preparing and evaluating budgets for new funding proposals and provides support to the Executive Director in creating financial reports to funders
  • Recommends improvements to internal financial reporting systems
  • Assists in the development and analysis of investment plans, business plans and financial proposals
  • Analyzes the agency’s tax profile and identifies general tax issues
  • Identifies and advises on compliance and filing requirements
  • Prepares and files necessary returns in accordance with legal requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Treasurer.

Characteristics: The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to:
  1. Act competently with honesty and integrity
  2. Carry out work with a desire to exercise due care
  3. Protect the confidentiality of information
  4. Maintain and enhance the professional reputation of the Society.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted.