Junior Accountant

Junior Accountant

  • Support Staff
  • Vancouver

Job Title: Junior Accountant (1-year temporary, March 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022)

Department: Finance

Reports to: Controller

Interfaces with: Vendors, faculty, staff, students and the entire school community

Scope of the position

In addition to the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO), the finance department consists of a Controller, a General Accountant/Payroll Administrator, Junior Accountant and an Administrative Assistant.  Although each individual has specific duties, we operate as a team with appropriate cross training so the department can function effectively when one team member is temporarily absent.  The team is responsible for a variety of accounting and administrative tasks and our objective is to provide support to the school’s programs.

Qualifications and Experience

●        Minimum 1-year experience performing general accounting duties

●        Experience completing vendor account reconciliation

●        Experience with accounts receivable processing and collections

●        Experience with full cycle accounts payable including cheque runs

●        Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and the Google platform

●        Experience with Sage 50 an asset

●        Good working knowledge of Excel

●        School Experience is preferred, but not required

Skills and Attributes

●        Self-motivated, team player

●        Strong interpersonal and communication skills

●        Organized with strong attention to detail

●        Effective time management

●        Cheerful disposition

●        Ability to work independently and manage a variety of tasks concurrently

Key Responsibilities

Accounts Payable 

●        Ensure requests for payments meet criteria i.e. coding, approvals, processes and disbursing invoices

●        Reconciliation of school credit cards

●        Provide support for CAD and USD cheque preparations when General Accountant is on leave

●        Work with Administrative Assistant to distribute processed cheques to the appropriate vendor i.e. staff and external vendors

●        Preparing A/P items for filing

●        Manage transit pass ordering, distribution and reconciliation in accounting software

●        Work with Administrative Assistant creating vendor files and ensuring clear labelling,  proper filing and annual archiving of A/P files

●        Create and maintain the lists of onsite Financial files such as A/P and A/R in storage room with destruction dates in accordance to CRA regulations

●        Process EID refunds for students’ withdrawals or graduations

●        Maintain family files and archive files as students leave or graduate from school ensuring retention in compliance with regulation

Accounts Receivable

●        Responsible for a portion of annual family billings (approximately 450 accounts), sending invoices to families, processing all charges and applying payments according to a deadline

●        Set up families in the Sage database, collecting and recording EID payments and tuition payments upon entering the school

●        Back up processing receipts of pre-authorized debits, cheques, credit cards and cash (cash is not taken for tuition payment)

●        Prepare bills, process payments and refunds from after school care, day camps and summer camps

●        Produce tax receipts for childcare services annually with assistance of General Accountant

●        Produce EID refunds for student withdrawals or graduations

●        Back up reconciling Accounts Receivable accounts and following up on past due accounts


●        Administrative Assistant back up

●        Provide support to the Events and Facilities Assistant for events such as concerts and sporting events

●        Help with traffic duty during academic school year

●        Assist with distribution of annual T2202 and T4A slips to families

●        Provide support during annual Financial audit

●        Other duties as assigned

Stratford Hall offers a comprehensive benefits package including fully paid extended health and dental benefits for employee and family as well as RRSP matching and an employee and family assistance program.

Application Process

All interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume, attention Controller, to [email protected]


To apply for this job email your details to carly.han@stratfordhall.ca.

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