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28 Apr 2016

Full-time Senior Accountant

Mennonite Central Committee BC – Posted by Marie Reimer Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

The Senior Accountant is responsible for organizing and managing the provision of financial accounting for MCC BC. The Senior Accountant further provides support to the Director of Finance and Administration in the management of accounting staff, properties, equipment and other assets owned by MCC BC. All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and biblical nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

• Certification from a professional accounting association strongly preferred (designation as a Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant or Certified Management Accountant) with five years of accounting experience at a management level desired, or equivalent in experience and training.
• Computer experience and proficiency with accounting, donor and network systems.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, not-for-profit accounting, handling of significant charitable donations and government reporting requirements for charities.
• Familiarity with Great Plains Database and Payworks a definite asset.
• Effective relational skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
• Administrative experience relating to the management of property, buildings, vehicles, office equipment, procurement, leases and insurance is preferred.
• Experience with policy development and implementation related to a wide range of financial and administrative functions.
• Familiarity with the MCC church base and a solid understanding and appreciation of the mission, beliefs and values of MCC.
• Satisfactory criminal record check for a leadership position that relates to the general public in a variety of settings.

This is a full-time exempt position. The Senior Accountant is accountable to the Director of Finance and Administration.
Occasional long days
• Undertakes all accounting functions of MCC BC programs and administration, ensuring internal control system are in place to minimize the possibility of error, fraud and inefficiencies.
• Ensure that all departments, including Thrift Shops, use sound bookkeeping and accounting practices.
• Assist Director of Finance & Administration in preparing budget and cash flow projections.
• Ensure timely reporting of financial accounting information to the Director of Finance and Administration.
• Ensure compliance with government financial regulations and agreements with other levels of MCC.
• Provide information to and work with the auditors in their annual review of MCC BC’s financial position and issuance of audited financial statements.
• Assist with submission of funding proposals, by developing budgets and preparing reports and financial statements for government and other funding offices.
• Coordinate the donation booth at the annual MCC BC Festival event.
• Provide data and technical support to the MCC BC Festival Coordinator and Treasurer to produce reports and to ensure that proceeds are properly accounted for.
• Provide day to day supervision and support the following functions:
• issuing cheques and invoices, ensuring all payments for budgeted invoices are approved by the authorized coordinator or director.
• ensuring contributions and other payments are deposited and recorded accurately.
• ensuring all donation receipts are produced on a timely basis and that donor inquiries are properly handled
• reconciling the general ledger on a monthly basis.
• producing semi-monthly payroll (through payroll service provider) for MCC BC, Thrift Shop and Ten Thousand Villages; and forwarding RRSP remittances.
• At calendar year end, reviewing, reconciling and requesting T4s to be issued by the payroll service provider; calculating and preparing T4s/T4As for eligible service worker personnel.
• Preparing monthly provincial sales tax remittance and quarterly GST reports, including Thrift Shops’ PST remittances and GST rebates.
• Calculating and remitting WorkSafe BC premiums for all employees and contractors, including for Thrift Shops, Ten Thousand Villages, Service Workers and IVEPers.
• Completing the Registered Charities Return (T3010) and the Societies Act Annual Report.
• Preparing monthly financial statements, preparing monthly remittance report of designated and undesignated funds for MCC Canada; preparing other reports as required.
• Preparing journal entries to record bank generated activity (i.e. payroll, mortgages, leases, US exchange); preparing journal entries to record payroll expense breakdown, office expense allocation of desk charges, monthly allocation of depreciation, liability and property insurance, vehicle insurance, property taxes, and program mileage on MCC BC-owned vehicles.
• Recording the value of Material Resources shipments.
• Assist Director of Finance and Administration in management of properties owned and operated by MCC BC.
• Assist Director of Finance and Administration in ensuring appropriate insurance coverage is in place for all activities and the buildings and vehicles in use for MCC BC programs.
• Articulate MCC’s beliefs and values to donors, constituents, churches, thrift shop staff, volunteers and the general public when handling donations and inquiries.
• Attend MCC events (ie. MCC BC Annual General Meeting, MCC BC Festival and Banquets), representing MCC’s mission, beliefs and values to donors, constituents and the general public.
• Represent MCC in a way that is consistent with the organization’s beliefs and values when dealing with government officials, suppliers and other agencies.
• Participate in staff meetings and, on occasion, take the lead for spiritual reflection for the ongoing cultivation of the organizational culture based on MCC mission, beliefs and values.
• Carry out additional projects as reasonably assigned by the Director of Finance and Administration.

Working Conditions
Work activities involve alternating positions of light physical activities including sitting, standing, walking and bending. Intermittent periods of keyboarding, with the majority of the time spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about. The environment has negligible conditions of dust, dirt, etc. The work activities involve a frequent need to concentrate on a variety of sensory inputs for extended periods of times. Tasks require attention to detail and accuracy. If sensory activities are interrupted considerable time in back tracking is required to resume activities. Work activities include frequent and recurring deadlines where the mental stress is noticeable. There is a regular demand for decisions and action that require judgment.

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