General Accountant

June 29, 2022

Our client, a non-profit corporation working in sphere of social intervention and located at Square Victoria metro station, wishes to join its team a general accountant who will report to the Executive Director.

Summary of Responsibilities

In collaboration and under the supervision of the Director of Administrative Services:

-Direct the work, encourage and motivate the staff of the activities of the service that will be delegated to him/her

-Manage the activities under his/her responsibility in order to ensure their harmonious integration with all activities

-Monitor the activities under his/her responsibility and ensure that they comply with the organization's policies and regulations, its directions and priorities as well as appropriate standards of efficiency and productivity

-Give advice in his/her field of expertise as well as on the orientations and policies of the organization

-Represent the organization to external interlocutors in the course of his/her duties and ensure that its written and verbal communications give it a positive image

-Ensure the judicious use of the material and human resources entrusted to him/ her, reports on their use and, if necessary, recommend appropriate changes in their allocation

In support of the Director of Administrative Services, the incumbent could be entrusted with the following mandates:

Finance and administration

-Prepare monthly and annual financial statements

-Provide financial reports and analysis enabling the Director of Administrative Services to make appropriate decisions and respond to requests from the Board of Directors

-Manage and track the budget process

-Ensure that the financial management structure corresponds to the needs of the organization

-Coordinate the preparation and dissemination of financial information (annual statement, monthly and annual reports, etc.)

-Conduct internal controls to ensure compliance in all business processes

-Prepare the various documents relevant to the auditor's visit

-Ensure that the accounting process complies with generally accepted standards

-Alert and report to management of any situation that could affect the organization and/or its financial integrity

Other responsibilities

-Oversee the payroll process

-Manage the organization's obligations with regard to the various required reports and data to be provided periodically to governments or other responsible authorities

-Update management and/or human resources policies/procedures

-Act as a resource person with the building manager

-Any other related task

Requirements and experience

-Bachelor of Business Administration, specialization in Accounting or Finance

-Minimum of 3 years of experience in a financial and administrative management role.

-Knowledge of the IT tools necessary for the execution of the tasks assigned to him/her and which are necessary for the proper management of the organization:

->Acomba (accounting software) — advanced level

->FileMaker Pro (database management software) – an asset

->Office suite (Word and Excel)

-Fluency in written and spoken French (English an asset)

Required skills

-Knowledge and expertise in Canadian and Quebec public accounting

-Excellent understanding of issues as well as accounting and financial principles and models

-In-depth knowledge of financial practices and controls

-Personal knowledge or philosophy compatible with self-help movements

Other required skills

-Attention to detail

-Respect of deadlines


-Ability to supervise and delegate

-Ability to plan and organize work

-Ability to analyze and synthesize

-Reasoning and decision-making

-Stress management

Need a new change and propel yourself into your career?This position will allow you to evolve very quickly!

As an equal opportunity employer, Personnel Alter Ego values diversity in its workforce and seeks to ensure all groups remain fairly represented. Candidates must have the legal right to work in Canada.

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