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Canada Gives job posting

Posted: September 7, 2022

Accounting Manager

Join a team of professionals who are passionate about helping clients build high-impact,
meaningful foundations with its customized donor advised funds. With its head office located in
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Gives offers a family office environment while standing by its
highly regarded reputation as a professional “big city” firm. Our commitment to supporting
individual philanthropy and a passion for high impact giving allows us to deliver superior service
to our donor clients, and their trusted advisors; we remove administrative burdens so our donor
families can focus on their giving experience and develop meaningful relationships with key
charity partners. We are excited to add an Accounting Manager to our team to help us grow our
NFP sector business to the next level.
The role
This is an exciting opportunity to manage the overall accounting needs of the organization. As
the Accounting Manager you will work closely with the administration and client services team,
and report directly to the Founder & CEO, providing accurate and timely information, processing
financial transactions, and reconciling and reporting on all financial information.
Responsibilities:
Accounting
• Manage the full cycle of bookkeeping - maintain the general ledger and post transactions
• Prepare weekly and monthly internal reports for management +additional reports upon
request
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliations, corporate brokerage accounts reconciliations and
conduct monthly reconciliations of corporate credit card account, petty cash
• Cash Flow analysis, and Budgeting
• Liaise with an external accountant and manage process for year-end audit
• Enter and track data for individual donor advised fund accounts (DAFs)
• Record quarterly investment gains(losses) and investment management fees + HST on all
DAF accounts and reconcile to our proprietary software program
• Assist in processing grant requests and complete grant payments as required for DAF
accounts; track acknowledgments from charities for receipt of grants
• Issue and process all donation receipts for DAF accounts
• Process vendor invoices, reconcile vendor statements and complete vendor payments for
general account expenses
• Complete and submit tax forms for semi-annual HST rebate filings
• Manage banking activities including deposits and EFT or credit card vendor payments,
cash flow and reserve balances
• Create customized financial reports as needed in accounting software (QuickBooks
Premium edition for Not for Profits)
• Looks for ways to improve accounting practices
• Maintain a filing system to keep detailed records of financial transactions
• Ensure the confidentiality and security of all financial files

Qualifications and experience:
• Post-secondary studies in business, finance, accounting or equivalent
• CPA or working towards a CPA would be an asset
• Minimum 10 years of experience performing all aspects of office accounting
• Advanced skill in QuickBooks desktop accounting software
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and all Microsoft office applications
• Advanced knowledge of restricted and general funds for not-for-profits
• Advanced knowledge of investment accounting including recording of capital
gains/losses on investments; familiarity with investment statements

Skills and attributes:
• Ability to work in a technical and focused environment and have exceptional time
management skills.
• Attention to detail; ensures accuracy and completeness of work
• Planning and organizing: the ability to prioritize and plan multiple activities and meet
objectives within established timelines.
• Problem solving: the ability to seek out information, utilize all available resources,
analyze problems, surmount barriers, and implement solutions
• Communication: the ability to effectively communicate at all organizational levels and in
any environment in both verbal and written form
• Integrity: maintaining all legal, social, and organizational standards, including
confidentiality and security of files
• Advanced knowledge of restricted and general funds for not-for-profits
• Advanced knowledge of investment accounting including recording of capital
gains/losses on investments; familiarity with investment statements
• Familiarity with Filemaker will be an asset
• Overall professional and business acumen

Candidates must be legally employable in Canada to be considered for employment. We are
committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices. Canada Gives welcomes and encourages
applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available request for candidates
taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

By: Hali Van Vliet, Director – People Advisory Services
Email: hvanvliet@bdo.ca
Direct: 705 712 1605

http://www.canadagives.ca

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