Intermediate Accountant

The Mustard Seed Calgary, AB
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Are you an Accountant that has a passion to utilize your experience in an organization that seeks to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty in the cities that they operate in? Join The Mustard Seed Finance Team! 

The Intermediate Accountant is responsible for the income statement and balance sheet general ledger account reconciliations, Accounts Receivable, revenue processing and providing support to Accounts Payable. Intermediate Accountant promotes collaboration, inclusiveness, honesty, and transparency in the workplace where opinions matter.

Position Type: Full time
Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM (Monday to Friday)
Reporting to: Controller      
Location: Central Offices, Calgary

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

AR/Revenue Processing:

  • Prepare and make bank deposits, record deposits in financial system and reconcile entries to the bank statements
  • Oversee accounts receivable function with minimum or no supervision
  • Issue invoices to clients and ensure payments received on time
  • Prepare receivables, other journal entries and reconcile Accounts Receivable monthly
  • Uphold positive attitude in facing challenges investigating and resolving both internal management and customer queries
  • Investigate and resolve both internal management and customer queries
  • Reconcile Gift-in-Kind revenue journals with the supporting documentation and ensure revenue recognition criteria is met and perform a reasonability test
  • Act as a Gift-in-Kind revenue recognition matter expert and answer related queries

AP Processing:

  • Provide support to Accounts Payable on a regular basis by verifying the accuracy of and properly coding vendor invoices in a timely manner
  • Maintain monthly Accounts Payable accruals listing and reconciliation
  • Provide support with the credit card expense processing and statement reconciliations
  • Contribute to the month-end and year-end close process
  • Work with the budget holders to ensure that the financial policies and procedures are diligently followed
  • Process employee expense reimbursement requests

Reporting:

  • Support financial reporting performing core tasks in a timely manner with upmost accuracy
  • Bring forward to the Controller any potential issues that could be defined as financial and non-financial risks, recommend solutions, and perform mitigating actions  
  • Maintain and reconcile Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable aging reports and provide explanation for outstanding items
  • Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliations

Budget and Audit Preparation:

  • Support budgeting and forecasting function
  • Participate in the year-end audit by preparing the working papers including the preparation and balancing of schedules and reports
  • Work with the own and other teams to continuously seek for and realize efficiencies, improve quality and accuracy
  • Provide vacation backup to other positions as required
  • Participate in the month-end and year-end close processes

Other:

  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree or certificate in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance and Economics, similar education, or education in progress near completion; combination of experience and formal education will be considered
  • Preference will be given to candidates with formal education in Accounting and Finance
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Work experience in full cycle accounting, internal control systems, and financial reporting including management of accounts receivable and accounts payable, and maintenance of general ledgers
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, methodical approach, excellent time-management, high attention to detail, and upmost accuracy is a must 
  • Strong business acumen, self-discipline and self-motivation; self-starter with a deadline-oriented attitude
  • Excellent ability to work independently with minimum or no supervision and be a good team-player
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethics, which includes Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence in everything we do
  • Strive to achieve excellence in every aspect of work
  • Must excel in a high-pace environment with multiple concurrent priorities and tight deadline
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with vendor management system, FinancialForce, Salesforce or any similar accounting system
  • Experience in a large multi-divisional not-for-profit organization is an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Employment Security Check is required
  • This position requires varied mental and emotional effort, must be able to respond appropriately to intense situations, provide conflict resolution, work directly with clients at risk
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • As an organization we are concerned about the safety our staff and those we serve, therefore all new employees are required to participate in COVID-19 vaccinations.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and wellness days.

NOTE

  • Your privacy is important to us. The information we collect is used solely for consideration for employment.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.
  • Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.
 
 
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