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Job Number:  44731
Job Posted: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
(81 days ago)
MPA Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

POSTING NUMBER:             2018-18


POSITION:                             Accountant

                                               Regular Full Time


UNION:                                  HEU – Community Subsector Association


PROGRAM:                           Administration Office



SALARY RANGE:                  $20.87 – $22.74


HOURS OF PAY:                   37.5 hours per week


SCHEDULE:                           Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


START DATE:                        ASAP


All candidates subject to a criminal records search.

Qualifications and job description attached.


Please indicate posting number 2018-18 when sending applications and resumes to:        

Diana Pham

Human Resource Coordinator

No later than 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018



** Days and hours of work may change.



At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.  




Job Description - Accountant



Classification Benchmark:              Unclassified, Grid 9

Grid Level:                                          Grid 9

Collective Agreement:                     Community Subsector Association

Reports To:                                         Manager, Accounting


Job Summary


This position is responsible for the review and processing of financial transactions related to the Society’s programs, to ensure transactions are attributed to the appropriate department and cost centre, and that transactions are processed in accordance with the Society’s financial policies and internal controls.


The position provides the Accounting Manager with the necessary information to prepare timely and accurate financial departmental reports, as well as the Society’s consolidated financial statements.



Functions & Responsibilities

  1. Receives and reviews documents related to the Society’s accounts payable, ensuring expenditures are authorized and in accordance with the Society’s financial policies.
  2. Processes payment of the Society’s invoices on a weekly basis, entering and updating records in a computerized system, and preparing cheques and EFT payments.
  3. Supports program managers and coordinators by reviewing and providing training and feedback for program bank and petty cash expenditure reconciliations.
  4. Performs cash management duties such as receiving payments, and preparing bank deposits.
  5. Records revenue by entering and updating records in a computerized system, analyzing receipts to ensure government and client contributions are attributed to the appropriate department and cost centre.
  6. Reconciles accounts payable and accounts receivable subledgers and follows up on overdue accounts.
  7. Maintains and balances petty cash accounts.
  8. Answers queries by telephone and in person, identifies issues and refers complex problems to supervisor.
  9. Collects and provides information required for budgets and audits. Assists with analyses of information collected.
  10. Contributes to the development and monitoring of accounting and administrative processes.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training & Experience

  1. Post secondary diploma in accounting
  2. A minimum of three years’ accounting experience.
  3. Good working knowledge of Sage 300 ERP, GL, A/P, and A/R.
  4. Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Outlook Word, Excel and Access
  5. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices related to financial and budget management
  2. Able to work independently with minimal supervision, exercise initiative and good judgment.
  3. Effective communication and problem solving skills
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders
  5. Accuracy and attention to detail, with the ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please indicate posting number 2018-18 when sending applications and resumes to
Contact Details:
Diana Pham
MPA Society
122 Powell Street
Vancouver , BC, V6A 1G1

Tel: 604-482-3716
Fax: 604-482-3760
www:   www.mpa-society.org/about-mpa/careers

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