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24-21 Senior Accountant Finance - Family Services of Greater Vancouver

May 07, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant Competition #24-21


Under the guidance of the Associate Director, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the overall financial management of a group of Family Services’ programs. The Senior Accountant will play a critical role in supporting the Finance department and management of the assigned programs.  


  • Prepare monthly program financial statements 
  • Prepare complete and accurate financial reports to funders in line with reporting requirements  
  • Manage the financial portion of the program contracts, tracking revenues and expenses of the programs 
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly program variance analysis reports 
  • Responsible for the accuracy of invoices and payments 
  • Assist with budget preparations, contract proposals and funding applications 
  • Contribute to overall business and strategy planning 
  • Make recommendations on how to improve existing financial processes and systems 
  • Provide support to management on financial queries as required 
  • Provide financial advice, information, guidance, training and support to program staff regarding financial policies and procedures.  
  • Assist in the preparation of working paper files for the yearend audit 
  • Meet with funders and auditors to discuss financial management and control systems 
  • Other duties as required 


  • Strong time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines 
  • The ability to explain and discuss financial information with others who have limited subject matter knowledge 
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal 
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills 
  • Ability to embrace and foster continuous improvement in the department 


  • 3-5 years general accounting experience 
  • In senior level of CPA (CMA, CGA, CA) program 
  • 1-3 years account reconciliation experience and producing detailed variance analysis  
  • Strong understanding of accounting and reporting in the not-for-profit sector 
  • Strong excel skills 
  • Experience with Adagio is an asset 

What we offer you:

FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff. FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.

Work Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: MGS 5 Step 2- $2,664.90 gross bi-weekly with a competitive benefits & pension package

Location: 1638 E Broadway, Vancouver BC V5N 1W1, with flexibility to work from office or home

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How to apply:

If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #24-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**

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