Accounting Manager

REAL Recruitment is looking for an Accounting Manager for our Calgary based not for profit organization.


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting, or relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Professional accounting designation required; CPA, CA or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience, ideally within a non-profit organization
  • Knowledgeable regarding Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Service Alberta regulations and guidelines regarding fundraising in Alberta and Canada wide
  • Knowledgeable with Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) legislation, regulation and policy specifically relating to charitable groups
  • Knowledgeable of other relevant compliance requirements including PCI, PIPA, PIPEDA


  • Collaborate with the Executive Team to develop cost budgets for all operational aspects of the organization; manage project budgets, forecasts, and long-term strategic plans.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the accounting and finance functions of the organization, processes for financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Executive & Senior Management Team in order to support financial decision.
  • Lead and supervise accounting department staff on accounting, reporting, internal controls, budgeting, payroll and other financial matters.
  • Report on a regular basis the company’s status against, and ability to meet, its strategic and operational objectives.
  • Collect and analyze cost data versus budget for ascertaining financial performance and risk assessment.
  • Prepare reports and evaluations for individual projects.
  • Develop accounting policies and procedures relevant to accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and project tracking in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Communicate and collaborate with departmental leaders to stay abreast of spending, budgeting, reports, and evaluation.
  • Analyze variable costs and make budget adjustments as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with municipal, state/provincial, and federal government agencies, as well as professional organizations such as consultancy firms and auditors.
  • Facilitate and manage the overall auditing process and oversee any auditing conducted by third parties to ensure effective resolution and swift closure of auditing activities.
  • Develop and implement short- and long-term financial plans and forecasts in accordance with business goals and objectives.
  • Investigate variances in budgets, reporting, internal controls, and general accounting; deploy measures to resolve variances.
  • Provide general counsel to the Executive Director on all business and financial matters.
  • Implement corporate policies, procedures, and organizational structure for assigned operating unit within the framework of corporate policy.
  • Provide support to any number of projects from an operational, financial and resource standpoint.
  • Oversee organization’s financial accountability and controls; ensure appropriate fiscal controls are in place to meet statutory compliance and the integrity of data and statements.
  • Manage the development, implementation and tracking of organization’s annual budgeting process such that the budgets will be in sufficient depth to form the basis for the planning process and for financial performance comparisons.
  • Collaborate with offsite accountants during quarterly and year-end audits.
  • Manage the process to investigate and resolve discrepancies in monthly bank accounts and general ledgers under tight deadlines.
  • Identify and analyze information to give early warning of potential problems and recommend corrective action.
  • Act as Administrator for online banking and corporate credit cards and ensure appropriate permissions and controls are maintained.
  • Participate in senior manager and board of director meetings as required.
  • Manage the process to ensure timely and consistent collection of all outstanding receivables and payment of accounts payable.
  • Oversee the full payroll process and ensure payroll legislation updates are implemented into processes as needed.
  • Ensure regulatory filings and remittances (GST, WCB, source deductions, annual returns) are complete and on time.
  • Ensure that the organization maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever it does business.
  • Create a positive environment that is oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking and cohesive team effort.
  • Guide and support staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of personnel records such as: employment notes and managing time and attendance in ADP and HR Downloads.
  • Ensure supervised staff follows personnel policies and procedures manual.
  • Assists HR with recruiting process including interviews and orientations
  • Interview and recommend the hiring of staff, supervise assigned staff, carry out performance appraisals, direct the training and development of staff and carry out disciplinary actions.
  • Complies with policies and procedures.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive, experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting software including QuickBooks
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and use applications such as Teams and Zoom
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a non-profit organization
  • Experience and ability to manage the full payroll process, experience using ADP Workforce now would be preferred
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel



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