Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant (Maternity Leave)

Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant (Maternity Leave)

  • Administration
  • Vancouver

About Fraser Academy

Fraser Academy (FA) is an independent school in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC serving students in Gr. 1-12 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences through day and outreach programs. We serve a gap in the system where approximately 20% of the student population is under-served by mainstream education. The ripple impact of our programming also adds great social value. While our student population has skills and strengths which are in demand in the 21st century, it can also be vulnerable to mental health, substance abuse, higher drop-out rates, and other risks when not supported. 

We are proud to be at the forefront of educational practices, providing a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive, social and emotional development, and post-secondary opportunities setting our students up for a successful life. For more information please visit us at www.fraseracademy.ca.

Position Type: Part-Time (32 hours per week – Flexible) until December 20, 2024. The role becomes full-time starting January 2nd, 2025.

Term: Approximately June 17, 2024 – June 16, 2025 (Maternity Leave Contract). 

Position Summary and Mandate:

Reporting to the VP, Finance & Administration/Chief Finance & Administrative Officer, the Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant is responsible for providing bookkeeping and administrative support in a way that ensures monthly accounting and banking transactions are completed accurately and in a timely manner. This position requires a diligent person to join the Business Office in providing outstanding service to its various stakeholders, while championing ongoing improvement and efficiencies.

Responsibilities:

  • monitors inconsistencies in accounting transactions and takes appropriate action to remedy immediately
  • Responsible for finance and accounting functions including but not limited to:
    • monthly reconciliations including accounts receivable and Outreach billing
    • processing accounts payable in a timely manner, including cheque runs and expense reimbursements
    • making bank deposits at least twice per week or as needed, including required payment application
    • preparing invoices for School tuition, Outreach Centre, school care, and others as assigned
    • maintaining accurate and up to date Excel spreadsheets such as the registration and payment Outreach Centre spreadsheets, ensuring it is downloaded and keyed into G/L account, to simplify and expedite invoicing
    • up to date filing (paper or electronic) for all vendors and deposits
    • administrative support when required
    • assist special events when required 
    • other ad hoc projects as assigned

Core Competencies and Skills:

  • High degree of diligence, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proactive, self-starter with the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines by staying organized and managing time well.
  • High level of professionalism with the ability to work independently and collaboratively when needed.

 Requirements:

  • 3+ year of full cycle local accounting experience (non-profit preferred)
  • Effective communication skill both written and verbal in English
  • Advanced computer literacy: Sage, MS Office Suite, Google Suite. 
  • Highly proficient in building, using and maintaining excel and word templates
  • Knowledge in compliance requirements

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter addressed to Ms. Alison Salvador, Accountant. Click here to apply.

FA offers an exceptional and stimulating environment, along with competitive employment packages.  The annual salary for this position is $21.00- $24.00/hour.

FA offers an exceptional and stimulating environment, along with competitive employment packages, including salary, extended health benefits, and vacation options based on a school environment. The role is expected to be primarily in-office but with hybrid flexibility.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply for this job please visit fraseracademy.bamboohr.com.

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