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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Accounting @ 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society Red Deer

release by the Canada Winter Games Society

October 22, 2017 – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Coordinator, Accounting. In less than two years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will set their sights on Red Deer as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Up to 3,600 participants from across Canada, 400 media, 500 VIPs, 500 officials and thousands of visitors will join us for the two-week event. Featuring 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Games will be the largest event in Red Deer’s history.

The Coordinator, Accounting will work closely with staff and volunteer committees to develop and deliver timely, useful and accurate financial reports while ensuring compliance with tax and other regulatory requirements.

Post date: Oct. 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities
This role will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

– Coordinate and oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable;
– Maintain financial accounting records including general ledger accounts, journal entries, bank reconciliations and filing related to financial records;
– Ensure Host Society compliance with all tax legislation and prepare tax filings including GST and annual tax filings;
– Assist with Value In-Kind valuation and associated accounting processes;
– Coordinate annual audit and liaise with external auditors;
– Coordinate cash management at venues during Games time;
– Monitor budget expenditures and review purchases in relation to approved budgets;
– Track and report cash flows;
– Maintain purchase order system and assist with procurement.

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities
– An undergraduate degree or diploma in accounting, business administration or other related fields.
– Two (2) or more years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, financial services or other related experience. A combined equivalent of education and experience may be considered.
– Strong organizational and administration skills with a focus on attention to detail.
– Excellent communication skills, written and oral, in English is required and fluency in French is an asset.
– Experience with Google’s G Suite programs, Gmail, Docs, Slides, Calendar, etc. (or equivalent Microsoft Office programs), is required.
– Accounting software experience is required, and Sage 300 experience is an asset.
– Solid understanding of applicable accounting and tax-related legislation.
– Ability to be flexible and work in a team environment with both staff and volunteers.
– Knowledge and experience working in a not-for-profit, events, sports or multi-sport Games environment is an asset.

– Formal office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; however, flexibility will be required. This may include various evening/weekend committee work, varying workload/ deadlines, Games time requirements, etc.
– The 2019 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity strengthens us as a workplace; we encourage all those qualified to apply.
– All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
– The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record check and/or other background checks.

Title: Coordinator, Accounting
Reports to:
Manager, Financial Services
Location: Red Deer, AB
Contract Term: Until March 29, 2019
Salary Level: $40,000 – $45,000/year, commensurate on education and experience

Contact Name: Manager, Financial Services
Location: Red Deer, AB
5205 – 48 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X3


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