Accounting Officer

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Position: Accounting Officer

Location: Toronto or Montréal, flexible hybrid

Reports to: Director, Finance and Administration

Position Type: Permanent, Full-time

Language: English (required) and French (preferred)

Travel: Infrequent travel within Canada

Hiring Range: $62,500 to $66,000 with competitive benefits

Job Requirement: Must be able to work in Canada

Closing Date: May 8th, 2023 at 5PM EST

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you an organized, client-centred individual, with some accounting experience, who loves to make a difference in the world? At Crossroads International, our team works hard every day to ensure our financial and philanthropic responsibilities are carried out to support not only our policies, procedures, standards and systems but with an eye to fulfilling our mission and demonstrating our values. The Accounting Officer is an integral part of the Finance team and works in close collaboration with members of teams across all offices in Canada and Africa. Reporting to the Director, Finance and Administration, the incumbent is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and reconciliation of Canadian asset and liability accounts including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, bank accounts, and capital assets. The AO is also responsible for processing the Canadian payroll and works closely with the Human Resources team to ensure proper maintenance of employee records.

 

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

  1. Management of Asset and Liability Accounts (40%)
  • Review subledger entries prepared by the AP Administrator and regional offices for accuracy
  • Ensure the integrity of the data in the AP subledger including completeness of supporting documentation
  • Monthly reconciliation and associated journal entries for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advances, and other accounts
  • Provide guidance to the AP Administrator
  • Provide training to staff and volunteers on topics such as AP processes, chart of accounts and financial policies
  1. Treasury (20%)
  • Regular reconciliation of the Canadian bank accounts in Financial Edge
  • Monitor daily bank balance and transactions and prepare transfers based on anticipated cash flow needs
  • Filing of HST/QST/GST remittances
  1. Payroll Administration and Processing (15%)
  • Semi-monthly processing of Canadian payroll with ADP and associated entries
  • Completing statutory filings and reconciliations
  • Manage allocation of payroll to applicable projects
  • Work closely with HR team to onboard new staff and maintain personnel records
  1. Financial Reporting (15%)
  • Preparing journal entries and reconciliation reports in support of the monthly close process
  • Support for internal and external reporting requirements, including funder reports and annual audits
  • Preparation of other reports as needed to support operational and strategic needs
  1. Process Improvement, Administration, and Other Duties (10%)
  • Proactively identify areas for improvement and recommend revised procedures where warranted, particularly with respect to financial controls
  • Support the development and implementation of financial projects, including systems enhancements
  • Periodic support in filing and general office administration
  • Support organizational goals and objectives as part of the strategic and operational plans

 

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO CROSSROADS

  • Minimum language requirements:
    • English (advanced)
    • French preferred (intermediate to advanced)
  • Post-secondary diploma in Accounting, Business Administration or relevant field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of full cycle accounting experience in a computerized environment
  • Knowledge and experience in applying relevant accounting principles (Canadian GAAP)
  • Previous experience within a not-for-profit environment is an asset; interest in international development and/or volunteer organizations preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Excel; experience with Financial Edge an asset
  • Very strong organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong initiative and sense of ownership of work
  • Commitment to growth, development and personal leadership
  • Commitment to inclusion, equity/equality, women’s rights, diversity and empowerment
  • Innovative thinking, results and solution orientation
  • Excellent client service approach
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

WHAT WE OFFER

  • An equitable, inclusive, collaborative work environment where you have the opportunity to make an impact daily.
  • Enthusiastic encouragement to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of a range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff.
  • A hybrid working model to allow you to enjoy the benefits of both office based and remote working.
  • An excellent, competitive benefits plan for you and your dependents.
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation, 3 weeks of wellness leave and 3 days of professional development leave.
  • Annual cost of living increases, pending Board approval, and salary equity reviews every three years.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS

the organization

Crossroads International is a leading Canadian volunteer cooperation agency which has been advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa for over 60 years. Crossroads invests in local partner organizations in 9 countries who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities. With them, we pilot innovative approaches, and empower women and girls to become leaders and live free from violence. Every year Crossroads engages hundreds of experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address poverty and inequality. The organization’s 50+ employees are based in Canada, Senegal, Ghana and Tanzania, and Crossroads’ volunteers fulfil over 100 mandates per year.

Crossroads is committed to principles and values of access and equity. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Crossroads is also committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct and advancing anti-racism. To that end, the organization is a signatory to Cooperation Canada’s Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct and the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International cooperation sector.

OUR VISION

ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.

APPLICATION

If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your resume and cover letter in one document (Word or PDF) before 5 pm EST on May 8th, 2023 by e-mail to rh_hr@cintl.org. Applications must include “Accounting Officer – Your Name” in the subject line of the email. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Not sure you have everything we’re asking for, but know you can make a big impact? Tell us your story and we will be happy to consider you.

Crossroads is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment. Crossroads is committed to diversity in the workforce and individuals from all minority groups are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about Crossroads please visit our website (https://cintl.org/).

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