Job Posting 84572

Senior Accountant
Phoenix Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
13686 94A Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 1N1
closes in 9 days (Mon, 4 Jul)
full time  •  $75,000 – $85,000

Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Surrey
Position Status: Full-time
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

Do you possess the gift of empathy that allows you to make genuine connections with people? Are you motivated by using your talents to support others in their personal growth? Come work for one of BC’s top not-for-profit societies!


Job Summary

A key member of the finance team, the Senior Accountant at Phoenix Society works closely with the management team and is responsible for enhancing the organization’s accounting functions; maintaining and improving accounting policies, principles and practices; monitoring and analyzing data; and producing financial reports. This position has the potential for the right individual to grow into an Accounting Manager role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Supervise and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department including: month end and year end processes; accounts payable/receivable; cash receipts; general ledger; payroll and utilities; and revenue and expenditure variance analysis
  • Support program and operational managers in the execution of their financial responsibilities, including reviewing monthly financial statements, budgeting and forecasting
  • Prepare financial reports for granting agencies to ensure contractual compliance
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce monthly financial reports and statements, including variance analysis and research
  • Support the year-end audit planning and liaise with the auditors
  • Verify accuracy of all financial functions and notify the CFO of any discrepancies
  • Facilitate compliance with regulatory agencies requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising management on needed actions
  • Identify, recommend, and implement process improvements to drive efficiencies and ensure effective internal controls

Human Resources

  • Provide positive servant leadership to all Finance staff, encouraging a team approach, professional attitude and respectful, supportive working relationships
  • Participate with the CFO in training and orientation for new Finance staff
  • Give input to performance reviews and planning sessions for new Finance staff and provide on-going feedback and mentorship where required



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, commerce, etc., or equivalent
  • 2 to 5 years of experience providing accounting and financial services. Experience in a non-profit setting is an asset
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) designation (or successful writing of the CFE)
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal records check with vulnerable sector screening is required
  • Satisfactory completion of Tuberculosis Screening form is required
  • Satisfactory completion of Employee Immunization Record form is required


The Phoenix Society is a multi-service agency located in Surrey, BC dedicated to providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to addiction, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/or employment. 

Vaccination Requirement 

Effective October 26 2021, all new hires at the Phoenix Society require full COVID 19 vaccinations (have a series of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.  

What we offer

  • 100% employer paid benefits
  • Disability and Life insurance
  •  Employee Assistance Program
  • 100% Employer Paid Extended health care (Dental, Vision, paramedical)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Matching RRSP contribution
  • 6 sick and 6 personal leave days a year
  • Education and Training allowance
  • Bring your dog to work

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 

Phoenix Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. 


Application Process: Please apply with a cover letter and resume via our job board or on this site.
Application Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

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