Westcoast Genesis Society Finance Officer Part Time in New Westminster, BC

Westcoast Genesis Society

Branch New Westminster BC CA

Finance Officer
New Westminster, BC

Finance Officer responsibilities. You are a proficient user of MS Word, MS Excel and accounting software. We hope to have the Finance Officer begin work before…

You have the seasoned expertise to deliver the financial services for a charity and to advise the Executive Director on accounting and payroll-related issues.

You are accurate, analytical, thorough, efficient, have impeccable integrity and work independently.

You collaborate respectfully and effectively with colleagues.

You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You are a proficient user of MS Word, MS Excel and accounting software.

If the above describes you, we would like to talk with you about joining the Westcoast Genesis Society as Finance Officer. The incumbent embodies these qualities and, sadly for us, is retiring after more than 10 years of stellar service. She will orient the new Finance Officer to the responsibilities of the position. This is a part-time job (three days per week).

Why we exist and what we do

We support socially marginalized men to heal, grow, learn, build self-esteem, develop resilience and adopt values that will enable them to thrive in the wider community. Our budget is approximately $2.8 million and we operate two transitional housing residences, Genesis House and Maria Keary Cottage.

We provide transitional housing at both residences for high-need men on conditional release from prison, monitor their compliance with release terms and support them to make changes that will help them live successfully in the community. We also have housing beds at Maria Keary Cottage for chronically homeless men, and we support them to make changes that will help them live successfully in the community.

Finance Officer responsibilities

  • Reports to and advises Executive Director on Society finances, accounting controls, contracts, banking and employment standards.
  • Prepares and monitors budget and cash flow reports to ensure financial health of Society.
  • Handles receivables, payables, payroll, WorkSafeBC premiums, banking, audit and related tasks.
  • Prepares and submits monthly billing for services to Correctional Service Canada.
  • Calculates geared-to-income rent contribution for housing residents, enters this data into BC Housing database ( Housing Connections ) and monitors payment of room and board.
  • Maintains and safeguards float for cash payments and receipts.
  • Responsible for submitting applications for GST rebates and for completing Registered Charity Information Return .
  • Administers group benefit plan, tracks vacation and sick credits, maintains personnel and employee payroll files.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.


  • Reliability Status clearance at the Protected B level.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience performing operational accounting and payroll in Canada.
  • Bachelor’s degree or two-year diploma in finance/commerce/administration, or equivalent experience.
  • Solid knowledge of Canadian general accounting principles.

To apply . . .

Kindly submit your cover letter addressed to Executive Director Robert Chesterman and with your resume attached (MS Word).

No telephone calls please. We can only contact applicants selected for interview. We hope to have the Finance Officer begin work before the end of September. Thank you for your interest.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: New Westminster, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-09-12
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