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Accounting Manager

Competitive Salary

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is a non-profit community agency offering programs and services to women in conflict with the law.  We are currently seeking an Accountant. 

Job Title:               Accountant

Position Type:     Full Time

Start Date:            ASAP

Hours of Work:   37.5 hours/week


Qualifications:     The incumbent must be a designated accountant (CMA, CGA or CA), possess strong MS Excel skills, be familiar with CRA regulations as they pertain to charitable institutions, have operational expertise with Simply Accounting, possess strong administrative and organization skills, and have experience with non-profit organizations.


  • Carries out all aspects relating to the daily financial management of the operation
  • Posts all day-to-day transactions including A/R, A/P and month-end J/V’s
  • Prepares all cheques, payroll, charitable donations, direct deposits, etc.
  • Posts all revenues and tracks all deferred revenues on a monthly basis
  • Reconciles bank accounts on a daily basis
  • Monitors and manages cash flow.   Transfers funds as required between investment and operating accounts  
  • Verifies all payroll and ensures that the payroll service is properly administering the payroll
  • Verifies all changes in staff and salary are appropriately communicated to the group benefits provider and ensures that staff portions of benefits are correctly allocated
  • Prepares supporting spreadsheets as needed
  • Creates and maintains fixed files of items of a long-term financial nature, including donations made with specific instruction, fixed assets, insurance, etc.
  • Has a detailed understanding of the funding dollars given to the organization and ensures that revenues and expenses are allocated accordingly
  • Investigates monthly revenue and expense variances, recording root-cause explanations for material variances
  • Prepares monthly financial statement package and presents it to the Executive Director, Treasurer and other members of the Finance Committee
  • Prepares all information required for the annual audit, including preparing all lead sheets and ensuring all advance information is ready for the audit period  
  • Assists in budgetary process working with the Executive Director and the Treasurer
  • Creates and maintains spreadsheets regarding submission of union dues/staff seniority
  • Participates on the finance committee
  • Ensures that all procurement, and financial policies and procedures are followed and makes recommendations for their development as the need arises
  • Assists in preparing and evaluating budgets for new funding proposals and provides support to the Executive Director in creating financial reports to funders
  • Recommends improvements to internal financial reporting systems  
  • Assists in the development and analysis of investment plans, business plans and financial proposals
  • Analyzes the agency’s tax profile and identifies general tax issues
  • Identifies and advises on compliance and filing requirements
  • Prepares and files necessary returns in accordance with legal requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Treasurer.


The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to:

  • Act competently with honesty and integrity
  • Carry out work with a desire to exercise due care
  • Protect the confidentiality of information
  • Maintain and enhance the professional reputation of the Society.

The deadline for applications is June 26th, 2017.   Please send a resume and cover letter, electronically to:  jody.brenton@efryottawa.com Attention: Ann McSweeney, Acting Executive Director

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted.



Board of Directors - Volunteer Opportunity


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa (EFSO) is searching for dynamic, savvy and engaged community members to serve on our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position.

Ideal candidates will help support the Agency’s business development requirements for growth and transformation and therefore have experience and expertise in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Human resources and/or organizational development
  • Business administration and/or entrepreneurship
  • Partnership building between non-profit and business sectors
  • Metrics, performance monitoring and benchmarking
  • Fundraising, marketing and communication with social media and avenues suited to small non-profit organizations
  • Formulating and implementing IM/IT solutions that assist in thedelivery of programoutcomes and are suitable to non-profits


Who we are: EFSO supports women involved in the criminal justice system and those at risk of coming into conflict with the law. We offer counselling programs, court support, and we operate a 15-bed shelter located at 211 Bronson Avenue in downtown Ottawa.  Our Board is comprised of highly engaged volunteers with diverse expertise including; lawyers, consultants, executives the the federal government, academics, and chartered accountants. Self-starters and team players are required in this role.

Commitment: This volunteer position requires a minimum time commitment of 10+ hours per month.  Preference will be given to those able to commit to a 2-year term.  Board Directors are also required to participate in key initiatives, and to represent the Board at EFSO functions and community activities.


To apply for a position, please send your resume to: boardofdirector@efryottawa.com


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