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Senior Accountant - Good Shepherd

May 07, 2021
Hamilton, Ontario

Senior Accountant

Permanent Full Time

With a demonstrated commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of Good Shepherd, the Senior Accountant works as a member of a dynamic team of individuals that provide accounting support to the whole organization. Reporting to the Manager of Finance and leading a group of AP/AR personnel, this position is responsible for ensuring financial transactions are accurate and adhere to established approval and control processes. Primary duties include preparation of government remittances, management of donations, posting of invoices and deposits, month-end GL account reconciliations, adjusting journal entries, bank reconciliations, and analysis of program financial data. The position also involves tracking costs of new housing projects, assisting with the preparation of year-end audit working papers and comprehensive Ministry housing reports, and providing backup and support of multiple accounting functions, as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of general full cycle accounting work experience, a university or college degree in accounting or finance, a solid understanding of GAAP, and proficiency with accounting software and advanced Excel functions. Experience working in the non-profit charitable sector and using Dynamics Great Plains are assets. Attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, excellent communication skills, and the ability to establish positive working relationships are all essential competencies.  Fluency in a 2nd language is an asset.

Please reply with cover letter and resume quoting job #AD-06-21 by May 7th, 2021 to:

Attn: Paula Ollier, Controller

Human Resources


Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.

Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  If you need accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877 ex 2265 or


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