Updated: Sep 9

Choices for Youth Inc. is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations.

We are currently seeking an Accounting Manager. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for the successful operation of the finance office.


Accounting and Reporting

  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial reports are generated

  • Assist with the preparation of detailed financial reports in accordance with contract agreements with funders

  • Generate ad hoc reports and draft budgets as requested by Department Directors, Managers and the Fund Development team

  • Assist with the development of risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized

  • Assist with the preparation of the annual budget ensuring the budgets are comprehensive, of high quality and completed within established timelines

  • Manage the accounts receivable & payable processes ensuring correct g/l allocation, coding and timely processing

  • Ensure bank reconciliations are completed in a timely manner each month

  • Assist in completion of monthly Financial Statement package for management review and quarterly for board review

  • Participate in the budgeting process and ensuring adherence to budget throughout the fiscal cycle

  • Ensure all government filings, such as HAPSAT AND WHSCC, are completed accurately and filed according to deadlines

  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration in the completion of a year-end accounting tasks ensuring all reconciliations are complete and preparation of working papers for external auditors

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures and financial controls

  • Prepare and post bank deposits

  • Tracking and posting of rental revenues

  • Corresponding with Departmental staff on accounting matters

  • Other duties as required to ensure the successful operation of the Finance Department

Payroll and Benefits

  • Ensure all government remittances are filed accurately and on time

  • Manage year end process for the payroll function including year-end reconciliations

  • Act as a liaison to employees and external agencies on payroll related inquiries

  • Ensure benefits remittances are completed on time


  • Degree in business (commerce or administration) with a concentration in accounting. Some equivalence experience or education may be considered.

  • 5+ years experience in accounting with demonstrated experience preparing financial statements, non-profit experience would be a definite asset.

  • CPA designation or enrollment in the program is considered an asset.

  • Extensive in Simply Accounting (Sage 50).

  • Clear certificate of conduct and must be bondable.

Work Hours

The position will work 35 hours per week and flexibility in work hours may be required.


The salary for this position is $62,520.28-$69,949.35 per year. Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume with FIN0820 in the subject line to:

Lucas Geary

Human Resources Specialist and Jonathan Moore Director of Finance & Administration


This competition will remain opened until September 8, 2020. Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.

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261 Duckworth Street

St. John's, NL A1C 1G9


P: 709.754.0446

F: 709.726.3125

Choices for Youth

Registered Charity

130889942 RR0001

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