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Ottawa, ON

Posted: 04/16/2024 Employment Type: Full-Time Specialization: Accounting/Finance/Tax Job Number: 30642

Job Description

Our client stands as the premier advocate within the hospitality industry, spearheading legislative initiatives to overcome industry hurdles. With a focus on addressing critical challenges such as the economy’s impact, labor shortages, and sustainability concerns, our client champions fair regulations and sustainable best practices nationwide. As the unified voice representing their membership based across Canada, this dynamic organization is dedicated to advancing the interests of its diverse membership, driving impactful advocacy, and delivering valuable industry programs and services to fortify its sector.
With a robust team of over 20 dedicated professionals, our client has witnessed remarkable expansion in the pre and post-Covid environment. Fostering a vibrant corporate culture with a high level of employee engagement, the team demonstrates unwavering dedication to serving their members. Emphasizing cohesion, inclusivity, and internal support, the organization is committed to providing exceptional experiences for both members and staff.

We have an immediate opening for an Accountant to join this amazing high-performing team. Reporting to a new VP of Finance, our client is a dynamic, nationwide membership based non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy within the hospitality sector. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Accountant to play a crucial role in managing the financial operations for the organization, ensuring accuracy, compliance and efficiency in financial transactions and reporting. The Accountant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Maintain accurate and current accounting records, including processing AP, AR, GL entries and bank reconciliations
  • Prepare and process monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports that meet the executive and board requirements
  • Collaborate with the VP to manage the annual budget process, monitor budget variances, provide financial analysis and make recommendations
  • Coordinate and oversee the annual financial audit and act as the main point of contact for external auditors
  • Assist the leadership team with financial insights and help make recommendations for decision support
  • Support other team members and departments to meet organizational goals by providing financial guidance and answering inquiries
  • Stay informed on best practices, and regulatory changes related to non-profit accounting and financial management
  • Analyze spending and explore cost-saving opportunities
  • Administer payroll for 20+ staff, including remittances, deductions, T4s, etc.
  • Process all GST / HST tax filings
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as required

The Ideal Candidate will bring a minimum of 4-5 years of experience working within a full-cycle accounting role. You will have post-secondary education in Accounting or Finance and experience coming from a non-profit/membership-based organization, or a public accounting firm where your clientele are non-profits is highly desirable. Our client has a phenomenal culture and team. We are looking for someone who shares in the “high potential, high achievement” mentality, and wants to be on the growth trajectory with a developing organization. You value a strong team environment and want to be a contributor to a highly engaged group. We are looking for someone with proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel and can bring a sound technical understanding of non-profit accounting principles. Strong attention to detail, effective communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across teams and interact with members and stakeholders is essential. You know how to self-prioritize to meet deadlines and can adapt to changing priorities and a fast-paced environment. This role is ideal for someone who has shown escalated responsibility over the first few years and is ready for the next step.

What will make you stand out:

  • Proven experience with full-cycle accounting within a non-profit organization
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks and Excel
  • A track record of working well within a team environment but self-driven
  • Agile and adaptable to a changing environment

If you seek to join an exceptional team, driven by a shared mission, we invite you to connect with us. Your ideal career opportunity awaits. Contact us at so we can open the door to your next career move.

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