Accountant—Union Gospel Mission

About Union Gospel Mission

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care.  Our comprehensive range of life-changing programs and services include: outreach, meals, chaplaincy, drop-ins, emergency shelter, family services, alcohol and drug recovery, aftercare, employment and education services, and housing.  The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.  With locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, Union Gospel Mission is ideally positioned to help those who need it most.

This position is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a dynamic team, and be a part of a transformational organization in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods.  We are seeking out those who can thrive in a collaborative and compassionate environment.  If you are yearning for an opportunity to grow with an organization that makes a difference by helping hundreds of people each and every day, UGM has a career that fits you. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, the Accountant is responsible for various accounting duties at the intermediate level to ensure the effective financial and administrative functions of the accounting department.  The role also assists in preparation and analysis of financial statements and other reports as required.

At times you will come into contact with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be Outreach Workers and other Programs staff nearby to assist as required.

This is an auxiliary (to September 2019), full-time position.  For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.

Skill Set

To be successful in this role, the candidate must be enrolled at a senior level in the CPA program, or have completed an accounting degree with a recognized university.  Progressively responsible accounting experience is required, with strong knowledge of any of the larger accounting ERP software.  Familiarity with Salesforce, with query design skills considered an asset.

This position may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children.  Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.

Individuals considering employment with Union Gospel Mission must be legally entitled to work in Canada, able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values, and support our Statement of Faith.  We are a diverse community, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

How to Apply

Come join a great organization!  We provide competitive salary and benefits, and support for professional development.  We welcome your cover letter and résumé at by February 6, 2019.  We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date.  If you have questions about this posting, please contact Winna Ma, Asst Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430 ext 388.