Job Posting 70598

Finance Administrator
Calgary area
101 - 525 28 ST SE, Calgary, AB
closes in 13 days (Sun, 23 May)
full time  •  To be determined depending on experience

Want to do work that makes a difference?

Join us as we work to change lives and build a more inclusive economy. Check out our mission, vision, values, and organizational culture on our website.


Momentum is an award winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial literacy, skills training, entrepreneurship training and microloans as tools to empower people as they exit poverty.


We are an employer of choice and have been selected as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers. We provide competitive compensation and benefits with a great work environment. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between.


Momentum Staff are non-judgmental and receptive in approach and reflect genuine concern, respect and commitment towards the individual, family and community. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way.


What you’ll be doing:

This position is responsible to the Finance Manager and will work in close collaboration with the Finance Team, the department Managers and the Program Facilitators and Assistants. The incumbent will assist in creating a positive, welcoming, and helpful level of contact for participants, volunteers, and staff of Momentum.


Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Bookkeeping as it relates to Accounts Payable, IDA’s
  • General Finance administrative Support


Primary Relationships:

  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Administrator/Coordinator
  • Program Managers, Facilitators and Assistants


We’re looking for someone who:

  • Would be excited to join Momentum’s Finance Team and continue to elevate our accounting processes.
  • Enjoys collaborating with teams.
  • Can effectively foster new ideas and possibilities to more effective processes.
  • Has excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates patience when supporting staff and participants.
  • Well versed in accounting policies and keeps up to date on industry practices.
  • Has proficiency in Excel Is a self-starter and can execute work independently and resolve issues without supervision.


Major Responsibilities:



  • Ensure all invoices have proper approval, correct coding and are entered into the accounting system accurately in accordance with company policy and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ensure all payments are prepared in a timely and efficient manner. based on a scheduled weekly run
  • Track Momentum visa card in/out; reconcile visa statement with visa purchase orders; ensure all visa transactions are supported by visa purchase order; record visa transaction information and payment information correctly into the accounting system.
  • Disburse and reconcile petty cash, coffee money and record related transactions.
  • Generate photocopy usage report from copiers; reconcile and allocate usage to programs.
  • Prepare month end entries and reconciliation in a timely manner.
  • Support Finance Team with other accounting routines as required.



  • Prepare bank deposit documents for the operating account, update bank deposit spreadsheet after each deposit.
  • Deposit cheques and cash into banks for the operating accounts and other loan program accounts on a regular basis
  • Check Momentum Visa transactions in RBC once a week; ensure all visa transaction supporting documents have been received and prepare payment in a timely manner to prevent over limit charges.
  • Prepare bill payments by using RBC express.
  • Prepare Direct Deposit for contractors and staff.


IDA Program Administration

  • Prepare cheques/direct deposits for IDA participants; ensure cash out amount does not exceed matching fund and the proper approval is obtained.
  • Prepare journal entries for cash out; reconcile monthly IDA TEA database with accounting information.
  • Collaborate with IDA facilitators to ensure accuracy and integrity of information is maintained with all IDA fund transactions.

Finance Administration

  • Maintain accounting filing system; ensure all folders and files have clear labels and all accounting documents have been filed accordingly.
  • Prepare accounting folders for the new financial year.
  • Assist Finance Manager to prepare tax receipts for the Trade and IDA program participants and other Funder reports as needed.
  • Participate in organization related activities – monthly chores, reception cover off, etc.
  • Participate on internal committees.
  • Attend general staff meetings.
  • Attend the Board/Staff retreat, staff team building retreat and other organizational events.


Do your skills and experience match these requirements?

  • Working towards accounting certification/diploma
  • Basic bookkeeping experience in the areas of accounts payable and bank reconciliation
  • Experience in multi-cost center environment
  • Knowledge of software –Great Plains Dynamics/ Word/ Power Point
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Dependable, reliable, takes initiative in responding to tasks needing completion and anticipates needs or impact of actions.
  • Personable, friendly, and poised in dealing with people.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve, work collaboratively with the team and ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.


To apply:


Please forward resume with a creative covering letter:


Via e-mail to: .


State competition number in subject line of email.


Attention: Hiring Committee


Competition Number: MOM0401


Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.


Applicants must state salary expectations in their cover letter.


Momentum is an equal opportunity employer.  Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


To see why Momentum is a great place to work and what we have to offer visit


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