Accounting Officer

Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
North York, Yonge & Finch
Posted 3 weeks ago

Rate: TBD

Hours: Full-time & Part-time hours available

Shifts: Between 8 am – 6 pm

Location: Yonge & Finch

Job Function

The Accounting Officer is responsible for performing duties and support related to credit union accounting activities; accounts payable and receivable duties; executing timely account reconciliations; performing foreign exchange transactions; processing journal entries; responding to inter departmental inquiries regarding any and all accounting duties; promoting business for the organization by maintaining good member-owner relations and referring members-owners to appropriate staff and partners for new services. The position of Accounting Officer is also required to be fully knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of administration, accounting and finance; as well as products and services including our partner products and services; and is required to provide accountability, dependability and support to staff members. This role acts as the liaison between member-owners and various credit union departments (i.e. loans, deposits, branch operations and senior management) and actively participates in all credit union team functions and champions the department’s dependability oriented culture by performing all aspects of the mandate. 

Reporting Structure: Reports to VP, Operations & Finance

Principle Accountabilities

  • Act as an ambassador both internally and externally to promote the brand
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism at all times through attire, voice and actions
  • Maintain a team environment that is open and transparent
  • Ensure adherence to all established policies and procedures
  • Ability to operate in an entrepreneurial culture, with a willingness to work remotely
  • Strict adherence to accounting standards and internal control risk procedures
  • Accurately manages balancing and journal entry functions
  • Understand the composition of financial statements and the general ledger
  • Identify the correct accounting treatment for transactions
  • Ensure that all incoming calls or emails are handled on a timely and efficient basis while capitalizing on all opportunities to attain efficiency for the credit union. 
  • Handle member-owner and inter departmental in person/online/e-mail inquiries; identify and resolve problems, imbalances and explain and initiate corrective action; perform transactional duties as required for member-owner requests; provide information on products and services
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in accounting or business
  • CPA designation or working towards such designation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Passion for service and procedural improvement
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in a timely manner

Required Competencies

  1. Reliability
  2. Dependable attention to service to all stakeholders
  3. Takes personal responsibility for job performance
  4. Completes work in a timely and consistent manner
  5. Focuses and follows through on commitments
  6. Clearly articulates expectations

Efficiency and Speed

  • Accurately process all transactions
  • Follow-up on all requests, complaints etc. in a timely manner and check for satisfaction
  • Manage risk and promote efficiency

Teamwork

  • Be available and willing to help out other departments as expected
  • Be transparent in supporting all levels of the credit union
  • Active participation in credit union team functions
  • Be effective working together in a remote, entrepreneurial environment

– ML

Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting, Clerk

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