PLEA Community Services is currently
seeking a Temporary Full-Time Excluded Accounting Assistant for
our Finance team in Vancouver, BC. This temporary term-contract
is proposed to start as soon as possible and end on January 6, 2023. This
position is excluded from BCGEU membership.
The Accounting Assistant is
responsible for supporting the Finance team in completing accounts payable
and receivable responsibilities, and to assist with audit preparation,
financial reporting, and data entry as required.
Please submit a resume and cover
letter referencing the competition number 2022072ACA1.R. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists with the completion of the accounts
payable responsibilities, such as processing accounts payables, paying
vendors within the agreed period, and following up to resolve
discrepancies with suppliers.
- Supports the processing of monthly accounts
receivables transactions including invoicing, invoice adjustments, bill
backs, credit card payments, receipts, refunds and collections. Codes,
enters, and applies invoices, refunds, payments and bank deposits into the
- Tracks revenue and client information
associated with funding contracts and completes monthly billing, payment,
and deposit reconciliations in conjunction with other members of the
- Assists members of the Finance team with the
year-end audit preparation. Maintains accounting records for audit.
Provides documents to auditors during audit field testing.
- Enters data, files documents, and completes ad
hoc reporting (for PLEA and business entities) as assigned. Organizes the
retrieval and control of records as required.
- Ensures that all records, reports, and documentation
pertaining to financial management are accurate, complete, safely stored
and in compliance with PLEA's policies and procedures.
- Provides occasional backfill coverage for
reception as a member of the Administration team.
- Protects and upholds confidentiality.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent teamwork skills.
- Effective oral and written communication
skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with agency
staff and the public.
- Effective organization and time management
skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities.
- Effective problem-solving and customer service
- Demonstrated ability to work independently,
take initiative, make sound decisions and be held accountable for results.
- Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and
understanding of individuals' social realities including issues of race,
culture, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, poverty
- Enrollment in a post-secondary accounting
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, and
web-based conferencing tools.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
- The usual hours of work in this
position are Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, based on 37.5 working
hours per week.
- Documentation that the applicant is legally
approved to work in Canada.
- As a Public Service employer and to meet our
funding obligations, PLEA requires successful applicants to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date.
conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including
education, training, work history, and licensure.
We thank all applicants for their
interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.