- Winner of Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2021 and BC’s Top
- Do you want to make a difference in your community?
- Join our finance team, in our vibrant and impressive Burnaby Head Office
- Full-Time, Permanent Position – Monday to Friday 8:30AM –
The GVFB provides assistance to approximately 8,500 people
monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also
provide food support to more than 90 community agencies such as housing
agencies, women and children’s shelters, transition homes and after school
programs, which in turn provide hot meals and snacks to thousands of people
each week, including people who are homeless.
Our mission is providing healthy food to those in need. Our
vision is to create healthy communities through fair and effective food
systems. Currently, the GVFB receives, purchases, and distributes 5M lbs of
food each year.
The GVFB is a proud winner of two prestigious awards:
Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2021 and BC’s Top Employers 2021! Recognized for our
resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic and how our response was immediate,
with the health and safety of our employees as the top priority. In addition to
offering an exceptional workplace for our employees and providing the most progressive
and forward-thinking programs.
The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This
recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work
standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher
standard of living in our community.
Come and enjoy working in an award-winning workplace! We
provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain
accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position
include; extended healthcare and dental, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a
Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan where employees contribute up to 5%
into their RRSP. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.
- Professional Growth – $1,500 to spend towards professional
- Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.
- Personal Growth – be part of a close and supportive team
with strong leadership.
This position will suit a highly motivated Accountant to
support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s (GVFB) day-to-day finance and
accounting operations. Reporting to the Controller, this role will ensure that
general ledger accounts are reconciled and reporting requirements are fulfilled
accurately and on time.
You will combine your excellent analytical skills with your
knowledge of accounting principles to ensure accuracy and effectiveness in all
accounting tasks and processes. You are passionate about problem-solving, are
process and detail-oriented with a drive to achieve results. This position will
not only be involved with accounting, but will interact closely with other
departments to support the GVFB’s needs and look for ways to innovate and
improve the way we do business.
Currently this position is based working in the office 3 days a week and working from home 2 days a week.
Accounts Payables and performing Payment Runs (cheques and electronic
Bank Deposits and making Online Deposits;
Bank and Credit Card Statements;
Petty Cash, Gift Card inventory and Food Donation records;
Donations Software (Raiser’s Edge) Data to Donor/Merchant Reports and the
Accounting Software (Financial Edge);
Accounting Schedules such as Accruals;
- Assist with
month-end and fiscal-year end preparations and reports (filing, reconciliation,
working with Excel spreadsheets, etc.);
with the Year-End Audit Process;
the Controller with other ad-hoc projects.
Personal attributes and core skills
and technical accounting skills;
interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written;
- Ability to
deal with questions and requests from employees and vendors in a helpful and
attention to detail;
- Strong work
- Ability to
multi-task and prioritize workload;
- Ability to work independently and as
strong team member.
Qualifications and experience
- Knowledge of
accounting and bookkeeping terminology and practices;
of an Accounting program (at the college or University level);
working knowledge of any computerized accounting system and the Microsoft
Office suite, especially Excel spreadsheets and formulas;
- Knowledge of
Blackbaud’s Financial Edge NXT and Raiser’s Edge software advantageous;
full-cycle accounting experience.
experience working in a not for profit organization is an asset.
We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage
you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!
Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF
A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors
is required upon hiring.
- Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under
consideration will be contacted.
- Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The
Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
- Applications will be treated in strict confidence.