Accounting Assistant

The Salvation Army Alberta
January 12, 2021
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
When suitable candidate is found
Street Address
125 Elmore Drive


Responsible for processing, recording and troubleshooting accounting transactions and assisting with account reconciliations.

DAYS and HOURS of work: 80hrs bi-weekly, occasional evenings & weekends.



  • Record and batch account items based on approved documents received from clients, and distribute funds to the general ledger; checks calculations to ensure completeness and accuracy of charges listed.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures/ maintain organization of policies and procedures regarding finance.
  • Match invoices with PO’s and acquire signature for approval.
  • Assist in Organizing/Maintaining Office Filing system/ cabinet files and shared electronic files.
  •  Ensures that vouchers and invoices are supported by the appropriate original documentation prior to cheque and invoice generation.
  • Ensures requests for cheques are promptly processed and mailed/forwarded to individuals requesting them.
  •  Respond to routine inquiries from customers, vendors and other stakeholders concerning transactions and account balances.
  • Prepares journal entries for input into the financial system.
  • Researches and/or prepares various routine financial reports.
  • May issue charitable tax receipts.
  • Reconciliation of petty cash
  • Coding time sheets and keeping various spreadsheets pertaining to payroll updated
  •  May assist with the daily general mail opening and may record incoming cash
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • The successful job applicant will have completed up to two (2) years of Community College and must be working towards an Accounting designation.


  • 1-3 years of prior related experience, including accounts payable, accounting and book keeping software. Experience with Shelby and Agresso would be an asset.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

    • Background check consent
    • A clear vulnerable sector screening
    • A clean drivers abstract
    • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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