Job Posting 77495

Senior Accountant
Catholic Family Service
Calgary area
250-707 10 Ave SW
closes in 32 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
full time  •  Salary will be commensurate with experience

Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong families, and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.


The Position:
Title: Senior Accountant
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time


The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Director, Financial & Administrative Services, the Senior Accountant is a major contributor towards the day-to-day financial operations for CFS and The Unlocking Potential Foundation (UP), including general accounting, payment runs, G/L coding and journal entries, the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, and assisting the Director with various other items such as budgeting, compliance and tax.


Major Responsibilities:

  • A major contributor to month-end close process, including preparation of journal entries, revenue recognition and reconciliations;
  • Determine appropriate coding for invoices, expenses and corporate credit cards, allocating on a program by program basis;
  • Assist with periodic payment runs, banking and other related duties;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual financial statements with comparison analysis against project budgets;
  • Prepare financial reports for funders;
  • Prepare necessary working papers for annual audit and any program audits/reviews that are required with external auditors;
  • Assist with development of annual operating budgets for CFS and UP and budgets for grant applications;
  • Other duties, as required.


Qualifications Required:
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ accounting/financial reporting experience, preferably within a not-for-profit organization;
  • An accounting degree, or similar;
  • CPA designation is an asset, or working towards CPA designation;
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and a strong ability to prioritize tasks and excel in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment;
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, organized and possess a high degree of accuracy;
  • Process oriented with an aptitude and willingness for continuous improvement and gaining efficiencies;
  • Proficiency in learning and navigating a new accounting software (Navision);
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with emphasis on Excel;
  • Core Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness Initiative an asset;
  • Please note: applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Review and a Child Intervention Record Check.

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