Accounting Intern (Contract Role)

Neil Squire Society is an equal opportunity employer. Our mission statement focuses on the empowerment of people of disabilities. We encourage applications from qualified people with a disability.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the role of the Accounting Intern is to assist in day-to-day accounting tasks including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, monthly journal entries and various reconciliations.

This job is for you if you are:

  • A critical thinker: able to carefully analyze, assess, and conclude with reason and logic;
  • A self starter: able to take a concept and develop it further into an actionable plan;
  • A Creative Problem Solver: you are dedicated to “making it work” whether it means scaling it back, or looking at the same issue with a new perspective;
  • Organized and detailed oriented;
  • Work well with others and comfortable communicating via video conferencing; and,
  • Enjoy using technology to help empower people.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in full-cycle accounting and reporting
  • Assist in month-end and year-end cut-off procedures
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for the general ledger and sub-ledger
  • Accounts receivable (A/R)
    • Prepare and process invoices and client statements
    • Perform reconciliations and collect outstanding receivables
    • Reconcile and resolve billings issues with clients
  • Accounts payable (A/P)
    • Process accounts payable
    • Review payment documentation for accuracy and correctness for reimbursements
    • Assist in reconciling vendor statements
  • Liaise with internal departments and regions
  • Perform filing and other general administrative tasks
  • Assist and review the accounting procedures manual and update if needed
  • Provide recommendations on streamlining accounting procedures
  • Assist in ad-hoc tasks when assigned
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Ensure confidentiality of company and clients’ information


  • Enrolled in or recently completed a University Degree in Accounting or Commerce or Business Administration or related;
  • Exceptional communication, planning and organizational skills;
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel and MS Office;
  • Sage 300 experience would be an asset;
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail; and,
  • As funding is provided through Government of Canada and targeted at youth, the successful candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Foreign students are not eligible) and; is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Additional Information:

  • Work Schedule – Typically Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week
  • Based out of the Burnaby head office
  • Position end date: March 31, 2023
    • May be extended dependent on funding and performance

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) along with your salary expectation to While we thank everyone for applying for this position, only those most suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview.