Project Accountant

Full Time • Finance


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 a Finance team. Are you ready to be our Project Accountant and make an impact in our community?


Reporting to Accounting Manager, the Project Accountant is a key member of the finance team, whose scope of responsibilities primarily is to manage and lead financial projects, related to internal controls, policies, procedures, contract budget management, credit card program and others.

Duties and Responsibilities

Internal controls, policies and procedures

· Create, update, and manage financial controls, policies and procedures.

· Assess and make recommendations to add or improve internal controls, financial policies, procedures, software and systems.

· Create and improve processes using a process improvement philosophy, such as Six Sigma.

· Collaborate with others throughout the review and revision process to ensure that all affected parties have contributed to the creation of the work and have been given an opportunity to voice concerns and share feedback.

Contract Budget Management

· Review funding contract budgets, financial requirements and timelines and create a budget tracking spreadsheet that is easily understood by Finance and Program leadership.

· Calculate the over or under spending in contract budgets monthly or as requested. Share the tracking spreadsheet with and present analysis to Finance and Program leadership to assist with informed decision-making.

· Collaborate with Finance and Program leadership to find solutions and strategies to ensure budgets conform with contract requirements and timelines.

· Prepare forecasts on program spending based on the program’s work plans.

Credit Card Program

· Assist with management of the Bissell Centre Credit Card program inclusive of processing applications and cancellations, adjusting credit limits, maintaining agreements, and leading the claim process.

· Communicate issues, process deficiencies and propose improvements to the Manager, Accounting

Other Projects

· Assist with completion of the annual consolidated and departmental budget process.

· Support Finance team with completion of the annual audit,

Additional responsibilities

· Generate reports and analysis as requested.

· Provides customer service in a professional manner for inquiries (internal and external) with accounting related responsibilities.

· Join rotation for leadership of Monthly Finance Meetings

· Other duties and projects as requested by Finance leadership.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

· Degree in Finance or Accounting

· Three years to five years of relevant experience in finance sector

· Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, especially Excel

· 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.

Conditions of Work

· Flexibility of the working day is inherent in the position. Hybrid work model can be discussed.

· Community Safety Walk participate is a Bissell wide procedure that all positions take part in.


· No Direct Reports

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

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From $59,740.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

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

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: May 30th, 2024

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