Program Accountant

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Accounting / Finance
Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-02-122019-03-04

Position Title:             Program Accountant

Location:                    CODE Office,  321 Chapel Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Reports to:                 Controller


With 60 years of continuing success, CODE is Canada’s leading international development agency uniquely focused on advancing literacy and education in some of the world’s regions in greatest need.  By acting to establish and ignite engaging learning environments through the development and publishing of locally authored and designed children books, training teachers and teacher-librarians, resourcing libraries as well as distributing significant numbers of high quality reading materials, CODE focuses on inspiring young minds to improve their literacy and comprehension with the hope that they become critical thinkers and life-long learners all in working towards nurturing a literate civil society.

Job Profile

CODE is seeking an enthusiastic, hands-on, detail oriented individual who is highly motivated, and a strategic thinker to fulfill the role of Program Accountant. The ideal candidate must be well organized, able to meet deadlines and must enjoy the challenges of working in a small office that implements a diversity of programs. The Program Accountant will be responsible for various accounting functions such as providing financial analysis, assisting in formulating budgets and preparing financial reports related to CODE’s programs. The Program Accountant would also assist and provide support to the Controller in maintaining the operation of the accounting, reporting and administrative functions of the organization. Other responsibilities of the position would include reviewing and monitoring expenditures and performing various account reconciliations.


Working towards a professional accounting designation and/or possession of a Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance.


The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in project management or cost accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial planning, or financial analysis.

Relevant experience would include the following:

  • Experience in working with accounting software such as Quickbooks, Adagio, Sage 300, Sage 50 or other small to medium size organization accounting software is an asset.
  • Experience in project accounting an asset.
  • Experience with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of non-profit organizations.
  • International development experience preferred.

Essential Requirements

  • Bilingualism (French/English) is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in providing financial monitoring, training and support to partner organizations.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Strong investigative skills.
  • High attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently.
  • Analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Propensity to adapt well to change.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed communication skills both written and oral.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is a requirement; however, proficiency in other languages such as Portuguese would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting standards and charity legislation.
  • In-depth understanding of accounting principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of financial analysis, accounting and financial reporting.
  • Aptitude to clearly explain financial concepts.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in MS Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with drive and initiative.
  • Willingness to learn.

Deadline for applications:  Monday, March 4, 2019

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