Jr. Accounting Assistant

Date Posted: Jul 03, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: $18/hour 16-24 hours/week by prior arrangement.
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

The Bentway Conservancy
The Bentway, formerly known as Project: Under Gardiner, is a unique and innovative public space that will transform the vacant and forgotten area underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a new gathering place for our city’s growing population. Stretching from Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue, this 1.75 km trail and series of public spaces will knit together seven neighbourhoods – Exhibition Place, Liberty Village, Niagara, Fort York Neighbourhood, Bathurst Quay, Wellington Place and CityPlace – and become a gateway to the waterfront, while providing access to important attractions and destinations – from the Molson Amphitheatre to the Rogers Centre and Harbourfront Centre. This dynamic new urban corridor will activate the community with a continuous multi-use trail providing access to year-round activities and events, including gardens, a skating rink, recreational amenities, public markets, public art, special exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances and more.

Job Description

JUNIOR ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
THE BENTWAY CONSERVANCY

Position Type: Part-time (16-24 hours/week)
Location: 370 Queens Quay W., Suite 113 Toronto ON
Start date: Negotiable
Application deadline: Open until successfully filled
 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Finance, the Accounting Assistant supports the financial success of The Bentway – Toronto’s newest public space located underneath the Gardiner Expressway. The Accounting Assistant performs accounts payable and receivable duties, prepares journal entries, issues receipts, and maintains ledgers and financial agreements. They also reconcile balance sheet accounts, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with Payables, including recording and payment processing as well as printing, coding and validating expense reports.
  • Assist with the accounts receivable functions, data entry of financial transactions, bank deposits and updating customer and vendor files as required.
  • Assist with performing bank reconciliation, and other reconciliations.
  • Maintain petty cash, and process authorized expenses and credit cards.
  • Assist with the year-end audit working papers preparation.
  • Perform clerical duties such as maintaining filling and record systems, and other general office duties as assigned.
  • Respond to general inquiries from internal and external clients / customers about financial matters.
  • Ensure staff and external parties are supported in an efficient and friendly manner.
  • Comply with Conservancy’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Act in accordance with the Conservancy Ethics, Confidentiality, Harassment & Discrimination policies, etc.
  • Works in a safe manner in accordance with the Conservancy’s health and safety policies and procedures and all relevant legislation.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Manager of Finance and Administration.


Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field, such as Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • One to two years relevant experience in bookkeeping or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. (Further training will be provided when necessary).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, (excel, word, etc.) is required
  • Proficiency with databases and accounting software (until Fall 2019: Sage 300- ACCPAC; after Fall 2019: Financial Edge) is preferred; training may be provided
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and problem solving.
  • Developed interpersonal, customer service skills to work cooperatively with staff and management. Flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of support tasks.
  • Effective communication skills in the use of email, telephone and interpersonal interactions.
  • Ability to use sound judgement in consideration of financial resources.
  • Ability to think strategically, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of support tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Commitment to the mission vision and values of The Bentway.


Additional Info:

The Bentway is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to The Bentway Conservancy in advance.

 

The Bentwayis a unique and innovative public space that transforms 1.75km underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a new gathering place for our city’s growing population.

The initial phase – from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street – knits together seven local neighbourhoods with over 70,000 residents, becoming a gateway to the waterfront, while providing access to important attractions and destinations – from Fort York National Historic Site, Ontario Place and Exhibition Place to Harbourfront Centre and the CN Tower. The Bentway offers year-round activities and events, including gardens, a skate trail, recreational amenities, public markets, public art, special exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances, and more.

The area surrounding The Bentway is rich with a layered history. The site follows the original shoreline of Lake Ontario, when it was an important junction for trade, and a hunting and a gathering place for indigenous peoples. The Bentway site is located on the Treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and is the traditional territory of the Haundenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, the Metis and many other Indigenous nations. The Bentway is located on lands that are part of Fort York National Historic Site, recognized by the Government of Canada as being of national significance.

The Bentway is maintained, operated, and programmed by The Bentway Conservancy. The project was made possible through the collaboration of a range of city-builders and experts, including the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, Judy and Wilmot Matthews, Ken Greenberg Consultants, PUBLIC WORK, Fort York National Historic Site, and Artscape. The Bentway is a proud member of the High Line Network,an international network of projects that transform underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes.

For updates, details and more information, please visit thebentway.ca.



How to Apply:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Ongoing until position is successfully filled

To Apply:

Please respond with a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position, and a resume. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email only and should be forwarded to:

Attention:
Human Resources, The Bentway Conservancy – Junior Accounting Assistant
370 Queens Quay W., Suite 113
Toronto ON M5V 3J3
careers [at] thebentway.ca(please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)



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