Accounting and Payroll Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$39,000 - 46,8002018-12-272019-01-28

The true meaning of PARC is reflected in our mission: “A community where people rebuild their lives.”

PARC works with members on individual issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, homelessness and food security. Members access services and develop relationships with our staff and one another through four core areas of operation: a drop-in centre, a peer-support program, an outreach program and supportive housing.

We are located in the community of Parkdale, Toronto.

Our values speak to who we are;

Integrity – Honest, consistent and reliable

Health & Wellness – The basis for everything we do

Social Justice – Everyone is valued. We believe in fair and equitable opportunities for all.

Vital Relationships – Essential to our success

Stewardship – We take care; as a provider, employer, partner and neighbour.

The Accounting and Payroll Officer will be responsible for the organization’s payroll, provide full cycle accounting support, and contribute to the continuing development of the payroll and accounting systems at PARC during a period of exciting changes.  Reliability and accuracy are key attributes we are looking for in a successful candidate.

FINANCE/ACCOUNTING – Key Responsibilities

  • Daily transactions in Newviews accounting software; maintain complete and accurate supporting documentation
  • Administration and accounting for PARC’s volunteer “trusteeship” program
  • Prepare and process payables, receivables, withdrawals and deposits
  • Petty cash, credit card, staff reimbursement reconciliations and payments
  • Receive, process and track residential and commercial rent payments
  • Calculate geared-to-income rent contribution for housing residents
  • Prepare reconciliations and submit applicable reports and remittances for HST, EHT, WSIB, etc.
  • Reconcile revenues with resource development on a monthly basis 
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of budgeting and reporting documents
  • Run and distribute actual to budget reports to managers
  • Assist with preparation of yearend schedules and documents for annual audit
  • Maintain electronic and paper filing systems
  • Banking and other tasks as required

HUMAN RESOURCES/PAYROLL – Key Responsibilities

  • Full cycle bi-weekly payroll for hourly and salaried employees
  • Enter and maintain payroll data including new hires, leaves, separations and time records
  • Assist with verification and analysis of payroll data in time and attendance software and generate reports as required
  • Reconcile payroll and benefits liability accounts and prepare remittances as per schedule including CPP, EI, Income Tax, EHT, WSIB, union dues and garnishments
  • Ensure accurate processing and timely distribution of Records of Employment and T4s
  • Implement payroll and time tracking procedure changes as necessary
  • Respond to payroll related issues and inquiries and generate reports as required
  • Assist in the implementation and evaluation of new time and attendance system

Qualifications and Desired Attributes:

  • Two (2) years' experience relevant to responsibilities – full cycle accounting and payroll, time and attendance software administration, payables/receivables, payroll and financial reporting
  • Preference will be given to candidates with accounting/bookkeeping certification and experience working in the not-for-profit, charitable sector
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel and other Microsoft Office applications is mandatory with a strong preference for applicants with advanced excel skills including conditional formatting and pivot tables.  Skills will be tested. 
  • Effective organizational and time management skills – must be able to handle multiple tasks and work to frequent, tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Able to work independently on projects with flexibility for changing priorities
  • Able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work effectively in a bustling, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience working with or knowledge of the systemic issues facing people with lived experience of poverty or contact with the psychiatric system
  • Reliability, accuracy and excellent attention to detail are a must

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

PARC encourages people with life-experience of poverty or contact with the psychiatric system and internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBT and disabled community groups to apply.

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