Job Posting 79425

Assistant, Accounting
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 20 Jan)
full time - term / contract  •  Under review, includes benefits


Date Posted:       January 10, 2022


Position Title:      Assistant, Accounting

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


Terms:                   Term, Full-Time

Hours:                    35 hours per week


Start Date:           As soon as possible

End Date:            December 30, 2022, possibility for extension


Salary:                 Under review, includes benefits

Reports To:          Manager, Finance



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.


For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.


Nature and Scope:

The YMCA finance team provides accounting, budgeting and financial services to over 180 program sites across the Lower Mainland, with total revenues in excess of $55 million annually.  We require an enthusiastic team player with excellent data entry skills and attention to detail to take on the accounts payable function and assist with month end processing. This full time position reports to the Manager of Accounting and works with the finance staff team as well as various staff in the branches. The YMCA is a pre-approved CPA training facility and has qualified CPA mentors on staff.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Processing and reviewing purchase card expenses and entries for 100+ cards
  • Processing and entering employee expense reports
  • Accounts payable processing and record maintenance including:
    • Reviewing invoices for coding and payment approval
    • Obtaining approval for payment, if necessary
    • Data entry
    • Printing & distribution of cheques, creating EFT payment files for vendors
    • Reconciling vendor statements, following up on outstanding invoices and credit notes
    • Updating and maintaining vendor and payment records and EFT information
  • Understanding of PST/GST and application of rules for tax compliance
  • Working with branch administrative staff to correct procedures and resolve issues
  • Performing established business processes, monitoring compliance while improving efficiency when need
  • General accounting and administrative responsibilities to contribute to the overall workflow of the department
  • Other related duties as assigned



  • Minimum two years experience in accounting environment
  • Excellent data entry skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Accounting degree or equivalent combination of skills and experiences is an asset
  • Working knowledge of financial software (experience with Sage 300, Sage Intacct, Accounts Payable Automation Systems is considered an asset)
  • Intermediate level MS Word and Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service 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
  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province.



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


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.

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