Job Posting 86400

Senior Accountant
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
closed 5 days ago (Sun, 7 Aug)
full time  •  Under review, includes benefits

Date Posted:                       
July 26, 2022


Position Title:                      
Senior Accountant

New Westminster YMCA (620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster)


Permanent, Full-Time

Start Date:                           
As soon as possible


Under review, includes benefits

Reports to:                          
Manager, Finance



  • Typical 7 hour work day / 35 hour work week
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Competitive paid vacation time off
  • Paid sick time and leaves
  • YMCA Staff Membership
  • Business Casual Dress
  • Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Be part of a charitable organization that positively impacts the community


Nature & Scope:

We are seeking a Senior Accountant with a strong and strategic understanding of accounting principles to join our team. Reporting to the Manager, Finance (Financial Planning & Analysis), the Senior Accountant will help lead portfolios, perform various reconciliations, and take ownership on working papers assigned. The position will assist on planning, forecasting, and budgeting activities that support major business decisions and overall financial health of the organization.  In addition, this position will direct the work of Accounts Payable staff and analyze related vendor and payment data. The Senior Accountant will work closely with other Accounting Staff and Finance Managers and is responsible for supporting the full range of accounting, month end, and year end cycle duties and responsibilities for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. 


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a CPA Pre-approved Program Route (PPR) office.


Major Responsibilities:       

  • Perform budgeting and forecasting variance analysis for various levels of management
  • Prepare profit and loss models, balance sheets and other management reports, using Microsoft Excel and Sage Intacct to forecast financial outcomes
  • Organize data into accessible reports and perform various types of analysis using key metrics such as yearly growth, return on assets and revenue, and productivity & staffing costs ratios
  • Prepare What-If Analysis to monitor how the key metrics will impact the overall financial outcome of the organization
  • Reviewing, editing, and posting the month end entries from subsystems including sub-ledger entries and accruals information to the general ledger
  • Analyzing operational financial statements for variances and management reporting
  • Working with branch administrative staff to correct procedures and resolve issues
  • Training staff on procedures related to general accounting
  • Provide guidance to the Accounts Payable team, which includes reviewing invoice and purchase card entries
  • Perform Accounts payable analysis to improve the payables processes and to reduce the risk of errors
  • Preparing statistics reports and formatting and standardizing financial reporting for branches
  • Preparation of year-end audit working papers
  • Reviewing and preparing regular deferred revenue, grants, capital assets and other statement of financial position account reconciliations
  • Using experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals
  • Managing processes and monitoring compliance while highlighting areas of improvement and efficiencies
  • General accounting responsibilities to contribute to the overall workflow of the department


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent) is strongly preferred
  • Completion of an accounting diploma or degree
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in accounting environment (not for profit preferred)
  • Experience with Sage Intacct is an asset
  • Experience with ActiveNet is an asset
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 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.


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.  



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


About us:

The YMCA cares about raising healthy and resilient kids, ensuring youth feel confident and supported, and helping people feel healthy and connected to others in the community. As the Lower Mainland's largest operational charity, our staff and volunteers provide vital community services that have a positive impact on some of the community's most pressing social issues.


We’ve been a part of the Lower Mainland for more than 135 years––a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to reach their potential. Serving 120,000 people annually, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides programs and services in health and fitness, aquatics, child care, camp, employment, education and training, child and family development, immigrant services, global initiatives, youth leadership development and health management. In all things, we align our activities with our values:

  • Do the right thing - We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do
  • Put people first - We believe in the strengths, perspectives and passion of people
  • Keep our promises -We do what we say we will do
  • Lead by example -We are courageous, speak with conviction, listen attentively and collaborate

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