Intermediate Accountant

West Point Grey Academy
4125 W 8 Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6R4P9
May 14, 2020
May 14 2020
As Soon As Possible
Full Time

POSITION: Intermediate Accountant
REPORTS TO: Controller
START DATE: As soon as possible

 
ABOUT WPGA
Founded in 1996, West Point Grey Academy is an independent coeducational day school in Vancouver, BC. Set on 18 acres, with sweeping views of English Bay and the North Shore mountains, we offer future-focused pro-grams to 940 students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. At WPGA, we focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry, shaped by action and celebrated with joy.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for assisting the Controller in supporting month end and year end processes and preparing financial reports and working documents for the year end audit.
 
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Prepare month-end and resolve any discrepancies
• Reconcile accounts (bank and general ledger accounts)
• Prepare monthly analysis of accounts
• Process accounts payable invoices and ensure vendors are paid on time
• Compile and submit PST/GST reports and other government filings as needed
• Maintain accuracy and completion of accounting platforms for management and financial reporting purposes
• Assist with preparing year-end working papers and spreadsheets
• Assist with annual audit
• Assist with financial reports as needed
• Assist with annual budget
• Prepare month and year end journal entries
• Additional projects or related duties as required by the Controller
• Other duties as assigned
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum of 2 years experience with full cycle accounting
• 1 year experience with full cycle AP
• Experience with invoicing/billing platforms
• Experience with high volumes of transactions
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field
• CPA designation or actively pursuing designation, an asset
• Previous experience with audits, financial statements, bank reconciliations, journal entries, account analysis is considered an asset
• General understanding of accounting software, knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge is considered an asset
• Knowledge of and/or experience with fund accounting an asset
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• High level of critical and logical thinking; analysis; and reasoning
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Highly organized and able to work under tight deadlines
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work with confidential material with tact and discretion
• Must be legally able to work in Canada and, if hired, consent to a criminal record check
 
TO APPLY
Please forward your cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your work permit (applicable to non-citizens/permanent residents) to WPGA Careers by Friday July 17th citing “Intermediate Accountant” in the subject line. On your cover letter please specify your availability and the earliest date you can start. Only applicants se-lected for an interview will be contacted.