Finance Assistant for Council for Edmonton
About the Program
The Finance portfolio is mandated with the objective:
- To prepare annual objectives and corresponding strategies together with consolidated capital and operating budgets for the council
- To collaborate with the local Grants and Review Board to enable it to properly assess compliance by the National Council with proper standards of financial discipline, accountability, cost and management effectiveness
- To facilitate the objectives and strategies process at the local council level
- To make available tools or processes to help facilitate coordination between boards and portfolios
- To establish and maintain internal controls
About the Role
The Finance Assistant (FA) works with the Finance Member on the local council, and is responsible for ensuring transactions are recorded in an accounting system for all programs, responding to requests from members of council, and supporting the finance member with reports.
The FA will provide financial and administrative support to the local institutions, as well as research and provide background information and undertake special projects to facilitate action and/or decision-making.
- Entering invoices from different programs into the accounting system
- Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Preparing financial statements and reports
- Preparing general ledgers
- Preparing journal entries
- Performing clerical duties, such as maintaining filing and record systems
- Performing general office duties
- Making deposits to the bank
- Preparing bank reconciliations
An ideal candidate should have:
Professional Experience: At least 3 years of accounting/accounts payable experience in an organization, preferably a non-profit environment. Jamati institutional and volunteer experience would be a significant asset. Experience in ACCPAC is ideal.
Technical Skills: Strong management, problem-solving, detail orientated, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Proven ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities as well as to collaborate closely with teams of professionals and volunteers. Experience with MS Office and Outlook is considered an asset.
Academic Credentials: Bachelor's degree, preferably in a business-related field with an emphasis in Finance and/or Accounting.
Disposition: Candidate should be personally committed to the substance of the Imamat Institutions’ mission and values, and the ethics it reflects; possess an understanding and appreciation of Jamati institutional processes, including the understanding of working within the voluntary leadership; should have a good understanding of the Canadian Jamat; must have a strong desire to make substantial contribution to the progress of the Jamat and its institutions in Canada. Candidate should have the ability to deal with confidential matters discreetly, approach responsibilities with the highest degree of personal and professional integrity, empathy and sensitivity.
Flexibility: This role will require approximately 4 hours a week plus up to 10 to 15 days during the budget cycle and year-end. The candidate will be self-motivated and have the aptitude to work remotely and from the institution offices.