Finance Officer - Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Oct 09, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia

Finance Officer

Location: Primarily based in Vancouver

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Job status: Full-time

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.


HERE’S WHY IT’S SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 20 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an employer-paid benefits package, a Health Spending account that provides up to $500 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, weekly onsite massage therapy, informative lunch n’ learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also has a ‘Care For the Caregiver’ committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that it’s ‘this’ moment that really counts.



As the Finance Officer, you will be responsible for the full cycle of Accounts Payable and the primary contact to vendors, support the month-end close and provide backup for the bi-weekly payroll process for 190+ employees. You will collaborate with the Finance Manager and the Senior Payroll & Benefits Specialist providing superior service across the organization.



  • Management of full AP cycle
  • Monitor and track credit card transactions
  • Process employee expense claims
  • Record donations and other deposits
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations, adjustment entries and assist in month end close including working papers
  • Reconcile all bank accounts
  • Process bi-weekly payroll when Payroll & Benefits Specialist is absent
  • Record all CPCH Foundation’s transactions and reconcile intercompany transactions
  • Assists in office administration tasks such as file maintenance of finance records
  • Other related duties as assigned



  • 3+ years experience in a similar role
  • Degree or diploma in accounting
  • Payroll knowledge and experience is an asset



What you bring to the role:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to meet assigned objectives by adapting and modifying the sequence of work to meet changing priorities
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and build strong internal relationships
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • An established reputation for contributing to a positive work environment with professionalism and a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a collaborative team member and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience with Sage 300, Sage APA (Beanworks), UltiPro would be an asset


You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; a sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.


Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work or working at our Abbotsford Hospice location.

At the discretion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.



Please submit your cover letter and your resume at This position will remain open until filled.  We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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