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

Qualifications:

  • 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 accounting-hr@neilsquire.ca. While we thank everyone for applying for this position, only those most suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview.