Legal Aid BC (LABC) is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services. Our vision is to be a client-focused legal aid that ensures access to justice for all and our mission is to provide the legal aid services that people need and to promote better access to justice.
At Legal Aid BC we know that our continued ability to help the people who need us is thanks to the hardworking individuals who make up our team and are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of people in need. We foster a positive culture of open communication for our team to thrive within and this culture is underpinned by our values of service, diversity, integrity, accountability, and leadership.
To learn why legal aid matters please visit our homepage by clicking here.An Opportunity to Make an Impact
Legal Aid BC currently has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Financial Accountant to join our team in our downtown Vancouver office on a full-time basis. There is the flexibility to work from home during the current pandemic if that is required. This role will see you working to drive efficiencies and improve how we operate with a focus on helping our organization continue to achieve its mission and help people who need our services.
Reporting to the Manager of Finance & Administration, as our new Senior Financial Accountant you'll be responsible for leading and overseeing LABC's financial processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and general accounting. This pivotal position will see you managing and supervising the operations and performance management of a team of 3 staff members, as well as contractors, while also providing advice and assistance to divisional Vice Presidents and Managers on accounting and budgetary matters, budget preparation, and the preparation of financial reports. This role may also act for the Manager of Finance & Administration as required.
While no two days will be alike in this exciting and strategic role, your key responsibilities will include:
In order to qualify for this role, you will need a minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, financial planning, budget development, and preparing draft financial statements along with a CPA designation. Previous leadership experience is a plus as is previous experience working within or with a crown, non-profit, or government organization. Previous experience with Sage 500 or a similar system is an asset.
As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll have considerable knowledge of accounting principles and practices relative to financial controls, internal auditing, and budgeting. You'll also join us with considerable knowledge of automated financial systems applications, functions, and operations. Your excellent interpersonal skills will combine with your accounting expertise and aptitude for stakeholder management as you work to improve our internal controls and processes in order to achieve financial excellence. Your strong problem-solving skills and your successful leadership will ensure you foster an environment where employees are motivated and continuously able to do their best as they contribute towards the mission of Legal Aid BC.
Above all, you'll be an enthusiastic and strategically minded leader who is eager to use their skills to make a difference and provide value towards our clients, our community, and our greater team.About the Salary and Benefits
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary based on your skills and experience, as well as comprehensive benefits, including:
Upon joining Legal Aid BC you'll be welcomed into a friendly environment where communication is valued at all levels. Though the work that we do may be challenging it's also highly rewarding and allows us to make a tangible positive difference in the lives of others.
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work for an organization that is making a difference - apply today!
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