Accountant

Full Time • Accounting/Finance

WHO WE ARE

Are you an Accounting Professional looking to make an impact in your community? Do you have endless optimism, ready to move and create change in the community? Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our community comes from all walks of life and so do we.

Through our programs we work to empower people from meeting their own basic daily needs to having sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, and feeling hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.

Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for an individual wanting to join the Accounting/Finance team. Are you ready to be our Accountant and make an impact in our community?

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Accounting Team Lead, the Accountant is a key member of the Finance team, whose scope of responsibilities primarily is to ensure the accurate recording and processing payments and resolving discrepancies.

 

Key Responsibilities

Accounts Payable

 

    General:

  • Process purchase invoices and payment requests in a timely manner through Sage AP Automation software.
  • Manage all outgoing payments for the agency, including cheques, E-transfers and EFTs.
  • Coordinate and obtain appropriate approvals and signatures for payment processing, according to Bissell’s Financial policies and procedures.
  • Review vendor statements to ensure all invoices are received and processed for payment, liaise with vendors by ensuring enquiries are resolved in a timely basis, maintaining a good relationship.
  • Process and manage agency employee expense claims bi-weekly.
  • Develop and maintain accounts payable processes and ensure they are up-to-date and documented.
  • Completion of month end duties by their reoccurring due dates.
  • Develop and sustain effective and professional relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Process and manage payments for EFAN partner organization.
  • Maintain accurate filing of accounts payable documents.
  • Participate in the annual audit by pulling samples and support requested by the auditors.
  • Assist Accounting Team lead and accounting Manager with various reporting and funding requirements.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide back-up support and coverage for Accounts Receivable Accountant role when they are away.
  • Other duties and projects as requested by Finance leadership.

 

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • Diploma or Degree in Finance or Accounting and/or three years of experience in accounts payable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365, specifically Excel
  • Experience with Sage 300 and Sage AP Automation software is an asset
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively
  • Adaptable and resilient, with the ability to build relationships and trust quickly
  • High level of professionalism with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent critical thinking capabilities to troubleshoot and resolve conflicts
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Software Usage Proficiency: Intermediate Microsoft Office capability, specifically Excel and Outlook.
  • Sector Knowledge an Asset: Familiarity with issues of poverty and Edmonton’s urban core and knowledge of relevant community and government resources.
  • Professionalism: Ability to portray a superior level of professionalism and adhere to a strict policy of confidentiality.
  • Entrepreneurial and Self-motivated: Capable of demonstrating independence and entrepreneurialism.
  • Communication Skills: An excellent communicator with strong written and verbal skills.
  • Service and Results Oriented: Is focused on developing and delivering high quality, effective programs and services to staff.
  • Analytical and Decision-Making Skills: Strong conceptual and analytical skills, with the ability to recognize as well as assess emerging issues and situations objectively, think creatively outside the box, and make sound decisions; is decisive and accountable.
  • Organizational and Project Management Skills: Has strong organization and process skills; meets deadlines; is able to prioritize a diverse workload and manage multiple projects at once; has keen attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills: Approachable, with the ability to build trust and respect, cultivate strong positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Change Management Skills: Personal capacity to adapt to change, lead competently through change, and make strategic adjustments to address changing needs.
  • Confidentiality and Privacy: Ensure privacy and confidentiality of all financial records that relates to both internal and external parties

 

Conditions of Work

  • Flexibility of the working day is inherent in the position. Hybrid work model can be discussed; however, several of the responsibilities must be done onsite to ensure financial controls are met.
  • Use of personal vehicle will be required; however, mileage will be paid on work related use.
  • Community Safety Walk participate is a Bissell wide procedure that all positions take part in.

 

Screening Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Welfare Intervention Check
  • Driver’s Abstract

Training Requirements

  • Conflict into Calm Training – must be completed during the first year of employment
  • Other required training may be identified as required

The above-noted training must be completed during the first three months of employment or as agreed upon by the supervisor.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Bissell Centre continues to take action to protect person served and staff. Strategies related to Bissell Centre’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for new hires, except due to legitimate, established exceptions.

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

Application Deadline: July 23rd, 2024

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