Choices for Youth Accountant Full Time in St. John’s, NL

Choices for Youth

Branch St. John’s NL CA

St. John’s, NL

Ensure all government remittances are filed accurately and on time. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accountant will be responsible…

Accountant (Full-time)
Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. We work hard with boundless ambition and strive for excellence in our cultural commitments. Currently, Choices for Youth is looking for a highly motivated Accountant to become part our Finance team.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accountant will be responsible for the successful operation of the finance office.

Accounting and Reporting :

  • Manage the accounts receivable & payable processes ensuring correct g/l allocation, coding and timely processing
  • Ensure bank and credit card reconciliations are completed in a timely manner each month
  • Assist in completion of monthly Financial Statement package for management review and quarterly for board review
  • Participate in the budgeting process and ensuring adherence to budget throughout the fiscal cycle
  • Ensure all government filings, such as HAPSAT and WHSCC, are completed accurately and filed according to deadlines
  • Support the Director for Finance & Administration in the completion of year-end accounting tasks – ensuring all reconciliations are complete and preparation of working papers for external auditors
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures and financial controls
  • Other duties as required to ensure the successful operation of the Finance Department

Payroll and Benefits :

  • Completion of accurate bi-weekly payroll for 90+ employees
  • Processing of ROE’s, T4s and employment letters
  • Administering the employee benefits program (RRSP, Health/Dental)
  • Reviewing time sheets and leave balances
  • Ensure all government remittances are filed accurately and on time
  • Manage year end process for the payroll function including year-end reconciliations and issuing T4’s
  • Act as a liaison to employees and external agencies on payroll related inquiries


  • A degree in business commerce or administration with a concentration in accounting. Some equivalence experience or education may be considered.
  • 5+years experience in accounting with demonstrated experience preparing financial statements, non-profit experience would be a definite asset.
  • A CPA designation or enrollment in the program is considered an asset.
  • Extensive experience in Simply Accounting (Sage50).
  • A strong sense of urgency coupled with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Have a passion to help us achieve our core values.
  • Must have a clear code of contract and be bondable.

Work Hours

  • The position will work 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in work hours will be required to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.


  • The salary (scale) for this position will be $51,669 – $57, 6577 annually. Choices offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria and include
FA-01-2016 in the subject heading to:
Choices for Youth
Email : employment (at) choicesforyouth.ca
Fax : (709) 726-3125
No phone calls please.
Only those applications with the proper job posting number (FA-01-2016) in the subject heading will be considered.

Deadline This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata .

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,669.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Accounting: 5 years

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: St. John's, NL, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-20
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