Finance Manager/Accountant


Women's Economic Council (WEC)
6250 McKee Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2V7 

Looking For

Employment Type
Term Position, Full Time

Date Posted
January 13, 2023


Submission Deadline
February 13, 2023




The Women’s Economic Council is a national charity delivering innovative projects across Canada aimed at building and strengthening women’s economic security.

As our new Financial Manager/Accountant, you will work closely with our Interim Executive Director and other senior management staff to strengthen its financial practices. You will use cloud-based tools to prepare our organization’s budget, track our project budgets, administer our accounting function and administer payroll.

This position will require communication and/or reporting to WEC, funders and regulatory agencies. Accuracy and responsiveness and the ability to meet financial reporting requirements and deadlines is essential.

Key responsibilities


  • Support the transition of WEC’s financial processes so focus is on an organizational budget for strategic decision-making and sustainability while ensuring project budgets are administered and reported on separately for stakeholders
  • Use collaborative processes to develop solid financial policies that reflect financial management and accounting best practices for a non-profit with charitable status operating within a gender-equity context
  • Ensure compliance and reporting requirements for regulatory agencies, funders, the board and management team are met by working in collaboration with WEC’s board and management team
  • Generate financial reports from SAGE accounting software and work with project managers to ensure accuracy of reporting against source documents and other financial commitments forecasted to be incurred
  • Help project managers prepare a range of time-sensitive project financial reports using funder reporting templates, including advance-funding requests, expense claims, forecasts, variance reports etc.
  • Monitor WEC’s cashflow and recommend financial decisions and timing
  • Attend weekly meetings to help support WEC to make informed financial decision-making and keeping WEC up-to-date on the status of financial obligations and deadlines


  • Set up employees in the online payroll system, administer payroll and offboard departing employees ensuring vacation payouts are calculated accurately and ROE’s are submitted on time
  • Administer accounts receivable/payable using cloud-based processes ensuring the timing of financial transactions maintains positive contract relationships and a positive cashflow
  • Perform banking transactions, including setting up supplier accounts for automatic credit card payments for recurring charges
  • Ensure non-profit GST/HST rebates on purchases are calculated accurately by province, captured in SAGE and submitted to CRA GST/HST for reimbursement
  • Maintain an organized, cloud-based filing system for source documents i.e. invoices, expense claims, contracts etc. ensuring easy retrieval and a strong audit trail
  • Code expenses to support accurate project reporting; allocating costs to specific projects strategically using the flexibility of approved budgets to best serve the interests of the organization
  • Reconcile bank statements monthly and project allocations quarterly
  • Make journal entries, including year-end entries
  • Ensure payroll remittances, T4s/T4A’s and other regulatory requirements are met
  • Assist the independent auditor and/or any government monitoring agents with access to financial records and/or financial inquiries


  • Degree in Business with an accounting and/or bookkeeping designation
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in financial administration, including accounting and bookkeeping
  • Experience working with SAGE or equivalent accounting software
  • Strong digital skills to work virtually with WEC’s team and to maintain cloud-based filing systems (i.e. Google, Microsoft, SAGE, Pay Evolution etc.)
  • Ability to work closely with management to ensure responsive financial administration and reporting
  • Evidence of maintaining online security and confidentiality in past work
  • Experience with non-profit, project-based accounting is an asset

Start date

As soon as possible


February 6, 2023 - March 31, 2024 (possibility of extension)


30-40 hours per week at $30-35/hour

To Apply

  1. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and please include at least two references by Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00pm EST
  2. The name of the files containing your resume and cover letter should include your name and the job title: Financial Manager/Accountant
  3. Email subject line should include “Financial Manager/Accountant

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.