Accounting Specialist

Aurora, ON

Posted: 07/08/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Finance and Accounting Job Number: 13968

Job Description

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations and journal entries for the Foundation
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and tracking reports for various balance sheet, revenue and expense accounts
  • Prepare quarterly and ad hoc budget/spending reports
  • Provide back-up support for accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR)
  • Assist in clean-up and on-going maintenance of AP and AR databases
  • Prepare reports and working papers for the annual audit process
  • Assist in the implementation of a new financial system and maintain the ongoing functionality of the financial system, in collaboration with the information technology department and the Director of Finance
  • Use discretion and ensure appropriate handling of all financial and confidential information
  • procedures/processes and controls
  • Attendance at work related professional development and information sessions
  • Perform other duties as required 


  • Post-secondary accounting certificate/diploma/accreditation
  • 2-5 years accounting/bookkeeping experience
  • Proficiency and proven hands-on experience with accounting programs, MS Office applications (especially Excel), computer database programs and email systems 

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and GST/HST regulations as related to Not for Profits/Charities and independent schools
  • Strong knowledge of AR and AP accounting/bookkeeping functions and processes
  • Strong knowledge of accounting programs, spreadsheet functions and database management





  • Ability to interpret and analyze significant amounts of financial information to complete regular and ad hoc reports and summaries, and identify areas/discrepancies for resolution or improvement
  • Ability to determine the level of importance of issues and when to escalate to the Director of Finance
  • Ability to troubleshoot discrepancies and recommend solutions or revised courses of action
  • Ability to assess and react to unexpected problems and changing priorities

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