Finance Assistant – Summer Student


ECO Canada is the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. From job creation and wage funding, to training and labour market research – we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional. We work with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in all Canadian regions to support economic growth and environmental stewardship as best practice.

When you work at ECO Canada, you are supporting the growth of an abundant environmental workforce. Along with competitive benefits and compensation, we provide the opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team that values collaboration, high performance and, of course, celebrating our successes! We believe that rewarding, meaningful work should be part of every step of the career journey.

Job Description

As a key support to the Finance and Administration team, your main role will help the finance and internship team with processing financial documents to help issue payments. You will also be responsible for a number of key functions within the accounting and finance department and play an active role in supporting the completion of the internship program. 

While each member of ECO Canada has individual responsibilities, ECO takes a team-based approach. Everyone is encouraged to take ownership of his/her ideas and to see them through to completion, collaborating with key influencers as required. 


As ECO Canada’s Finance Assistant, your job responsibilities will include:

  • Finance/Accounting support – book keeping, verifying financial documents, following up with clients on missing documents and inputting information into the internal ECO system.
  • Customer Service – providing assistant to internship clients when they are not sure what documents they need to provide ECO Canada for payments, following up with clients if documents are past due, processing files on a timely basis.
  • Program support – working collaboratively with the internship team to support them on outstanding administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education

  • You have a post-secondary degree/diploma, 1-2 years of financial experience and possess the following skills:Great attitude and ability to maintain control while coordinating activities and balancing multiple priorities;
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with MS Office;
  • Knowledge and experience within a Financial Department considered an asset;
  • Book keeping skills and a basic understanding of payables;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills combined with an acute attention to detail;
  • Well-developed, independent work ethic along with ability to communicate with the team and external parties;
  • Professional attitude with staff and clients with a focus on providing exceptional service; and
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong desire to learn and a willingness to adapt to a variety of situations.

This is a temporary 8-week contract position, funded by Canada Summer Jobs 2022. If you feel you are the perfect fit for this position and are looking to join a company culture that is fun, flexible and defined by our collective drive for success, please apply now through our website. Please upload your resume and cover letter as one PDF file. 

Applicants who do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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