Accounting Supervisor

Accounting Supervisor

Competition number: 1492

Date posted: May 26, 2021

Application deadline: Until Filled

The Family Centre has a strong reputation for providing quality services basing our work on research and evidence based practices. We pride ourselves on providing leading edge training and strong, reflective supervision. Our intention is to create a healthy organization that is intelligent in its response to community issues and intentional about our respectful treatment of each other. We have a strong focus on Trauma Informed Care for the communities we support, as well as our staff teams. The Family Centre strives to hire a diverse team of employees, reflecting the diverse communities we support.


The Family Centre exists to support families and children to help them flourish and to help people engage with one another in order to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities.


Healthy families in healthy communities.

The Role:

The Finance Team at The Family Centre is very excited to be expanding its leadership with a newly created Supervisor role! Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Supervisor oversees the Finance Team of 3 staff and manages day-to-day accounting processes (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll) in accordance to ASPE for Not-for-Profits. A demonstrated proficiency in accounting processes, along with a strong understanding of account reconciliations, superior attention to detail, and exceptional critical thinking skills are required for success in this dynamic position.

This is a full-time, permanent position working 36.5 hours per week.



  • Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or a related field
  • 3+ Years of Experience in progressively advancing accounting roles
  • Experience in leadership and supervision
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
  • Experience with accounting software; experience using Sage software is an asset
  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office (Excel) and Google Applications (Gmail, Drive, Docs) with adaptability to learn new software and applications as required
  • Not-for-Profit experience is an asset



  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team environment
  • Innovative, critical thinker with high aptitude to problem solve
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Driven towards providing excellent service and support to a wide range of stakeholders, with attention to detail
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to prioritize competing demands
  • Proactive and highly engaged


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Completion of Police Security Clearance and Child Welfare Information System Check; must be renewed every three years


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide proactive guidance, direction, and support to the Finance staff through both formal and informal supervision
  • Manage day-to-day accounting including the processing of payroll, payables, receivables, and specific project billings
  • Participate in development and refinement of Finance processes, tasks, and general administrative functions
  • Ensure adherence to established deadlines for month end, financial statements and reporting, regulatory and vendor payments
  • Facilitate month end processes and ensure timely completion of such
  • Complete all month end journal entries (allocations, adjustments, corrections, and recurring)
  • Perform monthly and quarterly GL account reconciliations
  • Assist with annual budgeting process and year-end audit
  • Maintain integration of the Finance Team with the rest of the agency
  • Participate in agency committees and working groups as a representative of the Finance Unit
  • Co-Lead internal agency training for payroll & benefits to new staff
  • Provide support as needed to the Finance Manager and Director of Finance
  • Ensure that administrative functions meet accreditation standards, as well as professional accounting standards
  • Contribute to a trauma informed culture
  • Attend team meetings, trainings, and supervision meetings as required


What to Expect:

  • Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process with includes service specific training and agency wide core training.
  • Feedback – a strong supervision model that provides regular formal and informal opportunities for feedback
  • Performance coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development.



The Family Centre is committed to employee wellbeing and development. The comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects those values and is competitive within the marketplace.

  • $57,513 to $76,914 annually
  • Manulife Group Benefit Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • 4 weeks’ vacation
  • RRSP matching
  • Ongoing paid training


Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Navdeep Shergill, CPA, CGA
Finance Manager

Closing Date: June 17, 2021


The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.



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