Job Opportunity – Accountant (Part Time)


About the Community Action Initiative (CAI)

Community Action Initiative BC (CAI) was created to support community-led projects focusing on mental health and substance use issues in British Columbia. We provide funding and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC to develop and implement innovative service projects that respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges in their communities. Our work complements the Provincial government’s Pathway to Hope: A Roadmap for Making Mental Health and Addictions Care Better for People in British Columbia, which charts a course to an improved future for health and well-being in B.C.

What You Will Be Doing

We are looking for an Accountant who would provide support for CAI, ensuring effective and efficient working of accounting functions. This is accomplished by maintaining and assisting in the financial day-to-day processing for the Society in areas such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, special projects, and preparation of financial reporting. You will develop and implement the Society’s accounting processes, including monthly statements, financial reports for funders and reporting for the board of directors. This role also handles day-to-day administrative tasks related to finance for CAI such as mail, e-mails, and phone calls. This position reports directly to CAI’s Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures expenses are properly approved and allocated to appropriate categories and correct project/department.
  • Oversees preparation – data entry, cheque preparation and distribution, as required.
  • Reconciles sub-ledger to general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for processing of program licensing fees.
  • Ensures invoicing is correct and allocated to appropriate revenues and departments.
  • Conducts invoice preparation and processing of payments received on accounts, as required.
  • Reconciles sub ledger to general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Develop full accounting cycle for all projects – includes GL setup, assist with budget development, financial statement preparation, ad hoc reporting, analysis and/or projections.
  • Various financial reporting and analysis research and preparation as required by the Society
  • Month end journal entries.
  • Monthly general ledger account analysis/reconciliation
  • Bank transactions/reconciliations
  • Prepares required monthly financial reporting
  • Prepares year-end audit working papers
  • Ensures preparation of, and timely remittance of, required returns such as, but not limited to, GST Return, PSB Rebate, Non-Resident Tax, Society Return.
  • Supports CAI staff to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures of the Society.
  • Monitors basic organization wide accounting functions.
  • Serves as key financial liaison between CAI and CMHA, ensuring seamless integration with all CMHA systems and alignment with policies.
  • Prepares all financial documents required to update the Board of Directors monthly.


  • Has obtained Certified Accountant designation
  • Minimum 3 years progressive, relevant work experience
  • Proficient working knowledge in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, SAGE ERP)
  • Proficient working knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work efficiently alone and in a team setting

Working conditions

  • This position is located in Vancouver.
  • This position is a unionized position under the Community Subsector Association Collective Agreement and the hourly rate is $28,60.
  • This role is part-time at 22.5 hours/week. Most work is accomplished during usual business hours; however, the successful candidate will need to maintain some flexible scheduling.

We are an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.

Additional Details


Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements for this position. Please submit these documents in PDF format to [email protected].ca by 5 p.m. on June 4, 2021. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.