Job Posting 96939

Accounting Manager
Doctors without Borders
Toronto Metro area
closing tomorrow (Wed, 27 Sep)
full time  •  $87,850 per year

Impact Statement

The Accounting Manager plays a key role in the stewardship of MSF Canada’s resources, supervising the delivery of the day-to-day accounting functions of the organization. The Manager supports a team of three staff, working closely with them to review financial activities and reporting, to optimize the team’s systems and procedures, and to provide training where required, ensuring integrity throughout.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring delivery of timely, accurate, and complete monthly accounting and payroll process and reporting.
  • Management of Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll staff, including training and team leadership.
  • Leading the organization’s budgeting & internal reporting process and working closely with budget-holders to ensure quality of ongoing expense coding, management, and monitoring.
  • Liaising with the Director for management of the audit and to ensure statutory compliance across functions.
  • Recommending and implementing enhancements to accounting activities and systems to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with organizational and governmental policies and procedures.

Technical Competencies

  • Accounting; Knowledge of accounting methods, processes, and tools; ability to use these to maintain and prepare financial statements and reports. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Financial and Accounting Systems; Knowledge of functions, features, and capabilities of financial and accounting systems; ability to use financial and accounting applications specific to the organization. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Financial Reporting; Creates and customizes organizational methods and procedures for financial reports. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Budgeting; Knowledge of organization's budget process and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Payroll Management; Knowledge of payroll policy and methods and ability to use tools, techniques, and processes to manage employee payroll and benefits operations. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Tax Regulations & Compliance; Knowledge of tax laws, organizational tax practices, obligations; ability to manage organization tax related issues.  Knowledge of federal, provincial, and local tax procedures and regulations; ability to adhere to these when filing forms as they pertain to a particular business or industry. Proficiency Level: 2

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Accounting management experience in industry, non-profit, or accounting firm
  • Experience managing a team

Education, Certifications, and Languages

  • Accounting designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or equivalent
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English

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