Job Posting 91409

Accounting Administrator
Good Shepherd
Hamilton area
closes in 17 days (Wed, 22 Feb)
full time  •  TBD

Accounting Administrator (NPH)


If you are looking for a career working with amazing people while helping your community thrive, then this opportunity is for you and we want to hear from you. We urge individuals that have retired, semi-retired, are returning to the workforce, those that are new to Canada, and recent graduates to also apply.  At Good Shepherd, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, equal and authentic workplace.


About Good Shepherd


The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and restoring dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our services include emergency food and clothing; daily hot meals; emergency shelters for men, youth, families, women and children; transitional housing and education for homeless and street-involved youth; hospice palliative care; community mental health programs; and supportive housing programs. This opportunity is with our Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes – Administration – Finance Department.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Why Work with Good Shepherd?


  • POSITIVE and ENCOURAGINGatmosphere
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • RRSP match
  • Out of Country Travel Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness Program
  • Make a difference and provide HOPE
  • 3 weeks’ vacation (after mandatory completion of waiting period)

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager of Finance, the Accounting Administrator demonstrates responsibility and enhances the dignity and quality of life of our clients, visitors and staff by being accountable for accounting, administrative and clerical functions, in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations in compliance with internal and external audit requirements.


  • Maintain confidential records in secure files and communicate with internal and external stakeholders as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with legislated regulations, funder accountability requirements, agency guidelines and policies, and Finance Department controls
  • Manage and report to the CFO or delegate and Insurer insurance claim incident reports
  • Process requests for, submit and distribute, Certificates of Insurance
  • Administer corporate credit card accounts and input limits approved by CFO or delegate
  • Process and/or assist in the processing of financial residential housing functions including as needed including but not limited to;
  • Record rent deposits in General Ledger (GL)
  • Reconcile rents in General Ledger (GL) & housing software
  • Maintain last month rent (LMR) tracking file, calculate and enter in accounting software monthly interest on same
  • Run month end processes
  • Reconciliation of rent revenue and tenant receivable balances
  • Prepare landlord rental payment cheques/EFT payments and distribute rent cheques
  • Print management reports such as vacancy losses, tenant account balances, arrears, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of working papers for any audit
  • Enter in GL and Housing software approved account balance bad debt write-offs


  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education in accounting and 2+ years of progressive experience in financial disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Respectful and compassionate demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills, experience with accounting software
  • Valid Class G drivers license
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Committed to anti-racist/anti-oppressive practice and to the mission and values of Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English is an asset
  • Hours of work: Monday-Friday Days 40 hour work week


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