Job Posting 100209

Accounting Assistant
PLEA Community Services Society of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 11 days ago (Tue, 9 Apr)
full time  •  $50,357.00

PLEA Community Services is currently seeking an Excluded Full-Time Accounting Assistant for our Finance team located in Vancouver, BC. The proposed start date for this position is as soon as possible.

The Accounting Assistant supports the Finance team in completing accounts payable and receivable responsibilities. They also assist with audit preparation, financial reporting, and data entry as required.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Vancouver, BC
Hours of Work:
 The usual hours of work in this position are Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, based on 37.5 working hours per week.

Minimum Requirements: One (1) year of post-secondary education in business, accounting, office administration or a related discipline, and the completion of a high school diploma.

Who We Are:

PLEA is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout BC for more than 40 years. We deliver high quality, innovative services to children, youth, adults, and families facing significant challenges in their lives. PLEA is an ally in reconciliation. The organization is committed to providing culturally safe programs and continuing to work towards breaking down the barriers that cause harm to Indigenous people and communities.

What You Will Do: 

  • Assist with the completion of the accounts payable responsibilities, such as processing accounts payables, paying vendors within the agreed period, and following up to resolve discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Support the processing of monthly accounts receivables transactions including invoicing, invoice adjustments, bill backs, credit card payments, receipts, refunds and collections. Code, enter, and apply invoices, refunds, payments and bank deposits into the accounting software.
  • Track revenue and client information associated with funding contracts, and complete monthly billing, payment, and deposit reconciliations in conjunction with other members of the Finance team.
  • Assist members of the Finance team with the year-end audit preparation. Maintain accounting records for audit. Provide documents to auditors during audit field testing.
  • Enter data, file documents, and complete ad hoc reporting (for PLEA and business entities) as assigned. Organize the retrieval and control of records as required.
  • Ensure that all records, reports, and documentation pertaining to financial management are accurate, complete, safely stored and in compliance with PLEA’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide occasional backfill coverage for reception as a member of the Administration team.
  • Protect and uphold confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

What You Will Bring:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with agency staff and the public.
  • Effective organization and time management skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Effective problem-solving and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, make sound decisions and be held accountable for results.
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and understanding of individuals’ social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, poverty and lifestyle.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, and web-based conferencing tools.

PLEA Benefits and Perks:

All benefits/perks are effective on your first day. These include:

  • 20 days of front-loaded vacation.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, with premiums paid for by the Employer.
  • A defined benefit pension plan, with Employer contributions.
  • Annual wellness allowances.
  • Training and development funds, based on your career interests and needs.

A number of agency-sponsored social events, including a summer barbeque, annual holiday party, and team days each year!

Additional Requirements:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
  • Documentation that the applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.

Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the competition number 2024041ACA1. Closing date for Internal Applications: March 18, 2024 at 4:30PM. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.

Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicants' credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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