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Job Number:  35858
Sr. Accountant
Job Posted: Monday, 19 June 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 8 July 2017
(45 days ago)
Scouts Canada
Region: Ottawa area Type: Full time
Location: Ottawa Salary: (not entered)


Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about youth development? Are you aligned with our mission to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world? Do you think you have what it takes to become our next Sr. Accountant? If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!


Scouts Canada is hiring a Sr. Accountant to join our Finance team at our National Office in Ottawa!


For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canada youth. Scouts Canada promises youth, parents and the community at large that “It Starts with Scouts”.  Scouts aims to provide youth with opportunities to experience new things and develop into capable and well-rounded individuals.   


Reporting to the Controller, and as a critical member of the Finance Team, you will be responsible for the preparation and review of financial statements and reports. 


Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Management of the month end close and financial reporting requirements including the preparation and distribution of monthly financial statements, including budget comparisons and forecasts as well as the completion of various other financial reports to management in accordance with deadlines, ensuring accuracy and completeness
  • Administration of the accounting program include maintenance of the chart of accounts, designing of financial reports and control of user access
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, analysis of revenue and expenses accounts and maintenance of working paper files
  • Management of cashflow, accounting requirements for investments and various internal and restricted funds
  • Preparation of year-end financial statements, coordination and leading the annual audit, completion of annual working paper files and year-end schedules, management of auditor requests for information and verification of audited financial statements
  • Preparation of templates for annual departmental budgets, preparation of annual salary budget, amalgamation of budgets and integration with the accounting program
  • Providing guidance and direction to the finance team, managers, employees and volunteers as required
  • Reviewing processes and procedures for efficiency gains and continuous improvement

Education, Experience & Skills 

  • Achieved or completing professional designation (CPA) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a senior finance role; experience in a not-for-profit environment an asset
  • Demonstrated fluency with Great Plains accounting software
  • Up to date knowledge of Canadian charitable accounting standards and CRA guidelines for registered charities
  • Advanced Excel skills

Organizational Core Competencies 

  • Member Focus – Demonstrates commitment to increasing member satisfaction, assumes responsibility for solving problems, ensures commitments to members are met, solicits organizational and personal performance feedback from members.
  • Integrity/Ethics – Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, maintains confidentiality and supports company values
  • Dependability – Meets commitments, accepts accountability, stays focused under pressure and meets attendance/punctuality requirements
  • Teamwork – Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere
  • Job knowledge – Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge and technical skills, understands Scouts Canada’s mission/vision and keeps job knowledge current

 Job Specific Competencies: 

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills and problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to work towards deadlines while managing multiple activities
  • High degree of accuracy to attention and detail including demonstrated flexible approach
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong internal and external customer service focus
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with ability to take initiative to bring forth recommendations for enhancements and be adaptable to change

 We’ve got you covered:


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fabulous merchandise discount; an employer-matched retirement plan after one year; extended health, prescription, vision and dental coverage and more.


If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. Please submit your application to .


Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position.  Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Scouts Canada, please visit our web sites at www.scouts.ca.

Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Lisa Donnelly in Human Resources at or 613-224-5131 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. Please submit your application to .
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Scouts Canada
1345 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7

Tel: 613-224-5134
www:   www.scouts.ca/careers

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