Job Posting 72495

Youth Accountant (30 and under)
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP)
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
closed 60 days ago (Wed, 28 Jul)
part time - term / contract  •  $25-35/hour

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an independent grassroots network of chapters made up of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact current drug policies have on individuals and communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use a health and human rights issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and advocates for appropriate government and agency responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use. CSSDP provides education and resources to empower young people to make informed decisions about illicit substances, while simultaneously creating a compassionate and non-judgmental space for discussion. CSSDP mobilizes its members to participate in the political process at all levels and to push for government policies grounded on evidence which will help Canada achieve a safer and more just future.



CSSDP is currently mobilizing a two year national cannabis education project to engage young people across Canada in sensible, evidence informed cannabis education and support. Building from an extensive, evidence-based resource titled, “Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth”, which aims to guide educators and parents in having non-stigmatizing, informative, and mutually beneficial conversations with young people about cannabis, this two year project will engage English and French speaking young people aged 17-25 through a series of workshops and other engagement activities. Visit for more information.



CSSDP is currently seeking an accountant or bookkeeper to work up to 10 hours per month. This individual will be responsible for processing payroll and associated administrative functions, year end tax reporting, and create and reconcile all filings/payments as required by CRA. They will work closely with the Program Manager on any reporting needs and provide periodic reports to the Board of Directors. 


Must be able to work independently.


This is contract based work for the duration of the project (present to end of July 2022), hourly wage $25 to $35 per hour, depending on experience. 



  • Maintain records management system in a recognized, licensed software
  • Ensure all accounting records are complete, current, accurate and recorded and filed in a manner reflecting professional and accepted bookkeeping and accounting practices.
  • Complete all payroll administration functions and year-end tax reporting.
  • Complete monthly reconciliation for all bank and credit card accounts
  • Liaise with project staff to support project & program budget management.
  • Prepare (in conjunction with our Program Manager as needed) and provide periodic financial reports to the Board of Director
  • Monitor and confirm accurate posting of payables, reviewing discrepancies in comparison with the budget, and ensuring correct paperwork for all transactions
  • Prepare payroll on a bi-weekly basis using a recognized, licensed software
  • Some general administration tasks will also be required to be performed at the discretion of the Program Manager.


  • A diploma or degree in accounting or related field.
  • 1 or more years of experience in a full cycle bookkeeping role including payroll and payroll reporting for a non-profit organization in Canada.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of payroll administration, government remittances including but not limited to payroll deductions, HST filing.
  • Experience in preparing tax returns, T4s, etc. is essential.
  • Experience working with Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to handle a variety of responsibilities in a professional manner.

In your application package please include your CV and a brief cover letter that details your training and background in accounting and/or bookkeeping. Please provide details on whether you have payroll, taxes and bookkeeping experience.

CSSDP is an anti-oppression based organization that values diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, trans people, people of colour, people who use drugs, queer folks and youth with other identities that are often marginalized. CSSDP is committed to being an accessible employer. Please let us know of any accommodations you might require throughout the application process or while working at CSSDP.



Please send your application package to by July 9th, 2021. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Thank you for your interest in this position.

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