Job Posting 70664

Intermediate Accountant
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
closes in 6 days (Sun, 16 May)
full time - term / contract  •  Under review, includes benefits


Date Posted:                        April 28, 2021


Position Title:                       Intermediate Accountant

Location:                               New Westminster YMCA (620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster)


Terms:                                   Term, Full-Time

Start Date:                            June 14, 2021, earlier start available

End Date:                              October 29, 2022, with possibility for extension


Salary:                                   Under review, includes benefits

Reports to:                           Manager, Finance


About us:

The YMCA cares about raising healthy and resilient kids, ensuring youth feel confident and supported, and helping people feel healthy and connected to others in the community. As the Lower Mainland's largest operational charity, our staff and volunteers provide vital community services that have a positive impact on some of the community's most pressing social issues.


We’ve been a part of the Lower Mainland for more than 130 years––a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to reach their potential. Serving 120,000 people annually, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides programs and services in health and fitness, aquatics, child care, camp, employment, education and training, child and family development, immigrant services, global initiatives, youth leadership development and health management. In all things, we align our activities with our values:

  • Do the right thing - We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do
  • Put people first - We believe in the strengths, perspectives and passion of people
  • Keep our promises -We do what we say we will do
  • Lead by example -We are courageous, speak with conviction, listen attentively and collaborate


Nature & Scope:

We are seeking an Intermediate Accountant with a strong understanding of accounting principles to join our team. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Intermediate Accountant will help lead specific portfolios and works closely with other Accounting Staff and Finance Managers.  The Intermediate Accountant is responsible for supporting the full range of accounting cycle duties and responsibilities for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. 


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a CPA Pre-approved Program Route (PPR) office.


Major Responsibilities:       

  • Preparing adjusting entries at month end including sub-ledger entries and accruals
  • Performing various account reconciliations
  • Preparing and analyzing operational financial statements for branches and programs
  • Working with other departments to correct procedures and resolve issues
  • Assisting in preparation of year-end audit working papers
  • Managing processes and monitoring compliance while highlighting areas of improvement and efficiencies
  • General accounting responsibilities to contribute to the overall workflow of the department


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in CPA program or equivalent combination of skills and experiences
  • Completion of an accounting diploma or degree, an asset
  • Minimum two years experience in accounting environment (not for profit preferred)
  • Experience with Sage 300, Sage Intact preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Ability to consistently meet all deadlines
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/ Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date


In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y



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