Job Posting 78944

Hopewell Children's Homes Inc.
Central Ontario
closes in 18 days (Tue, 15 Feb)
full time  •  Ranges from $48,318.40 to $59,654.40 annual salary defendant on experience


Full-time, 40 hours per week

$23.23 - $28.68/hour ($48,318.40 - $59,654.40/year) *Starting rate based on experience            + group benefits (extended health, dental, prescription, vision care, life, AD&D, STD, LTD)

About Hopewell

Our Vision:  A community where all people can reach their full potential in supportive and caring environments.

Our Mission: Enrich the lives of individuals with a range of physical and developmental abilities to experience a full life.

Core Values: Transparency | Innovation | Excellence | Person Centred | Accountability


Hopewell is a not-for-profit registered charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Hopewell was established outside of Guelph, Ontario in Ariss in 1983 by John and Johanna Oosterhuis as a goodwill gesture to help families manage support for their child.  The support these families needed was not typical supports but centered around help for their child who had either developmental disabilities and/or other medical challenges.  The agency has grown significantly since then and we now have administrative space plus 7 homes where we provide support - we serve over 500 families a year!  Our services fit into three pillars:  Respite, Recreational and Residential and we have a solid reputation for providing exceptional service to the individuals we support and their families.  We are funded by the Ministry of Children’s Community and Social Services and are looked to by the Ministry to expand our supports to be able to serve more individuals in our community.


Our unique culture and well-deserved reputation for extraordinary staff and exceptional care have allowed Hopewell to increase its ability to serve more individuals requiring care and support. 


About the opportunity

Hopewell is seeking a full-time Bookkeeper to join our administrative team.  As Bookkeeper, you will be responsible for providing expertise and guidance to assist with the review and efficient delivery of financial operations for Hopewell Children’s Homes. This position maintains accurate financial reporting both internally and externally and assists with budgeting and forecasting.    

Duties and Responsibilities

The Bookkeeper will work as an active member of the Finance team providing support for the following: 


  • Accounts payable;
  • Accounts receivable;
  • Month End accruals;
  • Assist with Payroll and prepare required journal entries to be inputted into

accounting system; 

  • Record revenue from funders;
  • Record loan payments;
  • Reconcile and top up petty cash accounts;
  • Reconcile bank account;
  • Reconcile other balance sheet accounts;
  • Reconcile Resident and Passport accounts;
  • Develop and maintain filing system for all source documents and financial records;
  • Tax compliance (HST, payroll remittances);
  • Complete third party audits;
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all

financial activities; 

  • Assist with the preparation and required documentation for the annual fiscal year-end

audit, and provide explanation and information for any issues that may arise; 

  • Support the Director Of Finance in the preparation of Financial Statements and Reports for Management and the Board Of Directors;
  • Advise Director, Finance and IT of potential accounting problems;Serve as backup for payroll 
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Actively participate in meetings and discussions;
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement by:
  • Offering suggestions for improved services
  • Offering suggestions for improved use of resources
  • Using supplies/equipment and resources in a cost-efficient manner
  • Present with a positive and professional manner and maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Keep orderly and active records




  • Report to supervisor any contravention of the legislation, standards, or policies and procedures, e.g. source deduction remittance violations;
  • Understand and follow guidelines for financial accountability with respect to petty cash, purchasing for the individuals and the program, individuals’ accounts etc.;
  • Each staff member is required to keep up to date all training as required, request additional support and guidance if unsure of how to manage a situation.


Attributes And Qualifications You Have

  • Minimum education of Accounting/Business Diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years accounting experience to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, data management, account reconciliations, recording journal entries, creating detailed reports;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and ADP Workforce;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Previous experience in the Not-For-Profit sector is an asset;
  • Must be able to produce a satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screen
  • Required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19




Hopewell strives to be an inclusive and safe space for all, and to accurately reflect the diversity of the various stakeholders that we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people who are members of marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities, especially individuals who identify with: First Nations, Metis, or Inuit, or people of colour; diverse gender and sexual identities (including LGBTQ2+); people living with dis/ability.

Successful applicants will be required to submit to a Police Records Check at the vulnerable sector level as part of the offer process and will be required to abide by our mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

This position will be filled on a first come basis and job offers maybe made before the closing of the posting, we encourage you to apply early  


No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hopewell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all groups. Hopewell offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

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