Are you looking to grow your experience in Accounting? Are you looking to work in a diverse, and inclusive environment?

Aunt Leah’s Place is seeking a highly motivated and career- focused Accounting professional to join our accounting team, based in out New Westminster office!


Job Summary:

To support the growth of the organization, Aunt Leah’s Place is seeking a highly motivated and career-focused Accountant to join our finance team. In this full-time regular leadership role, the Accountant will oversee the financial administration of the organization, review procedures, and be exposed to various social programs, financial reporting and full-cycle accounting. The Accountant will also assist with the system conversion from Sage 50 to the cloud-based accounting program NetSuite, and the year-end process.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, this new position will work closely with the Finance Manager who is highly supportive of mentoring and encourages career growth. This is a key role in the accounting department that will likely grow with the organization.

If you are looking to make a meaningful contribution and resonate with Aunt Leah’s Place mission and values in helping to prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children, and to support youth on their journey to self-sufficiency we want to hear from you.

Aunt Leah’s Place has been listed as a top 10 youth-serving impact charity by Charity Intelligence and are a Living Wage Employer.

Reports To: Finance Manager



  • Accounting Degree and working towards a Canadian CPA designation (applicants with International Designation will be considered)
  • A minimum of 3+ years accounting experience
  • Non-profit or Social Service field experience will be an asset
  • Solid understanding of the AR/AP process and full-cycle accounting
  • Advance knowledge of Excel


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA):

  • Comfortable creating financial and management reports
  • Experience using Sage 50 or other ERP system
  • Experience in budgeting and variance analysis
  • Experience handling complex account reconciliations
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental accounting principles and concepts
  • Analytical, detail-oriented, independent and problem-solver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting standards and charity legislation.
  • Collaboration and relationship building skills
  • Supervision and coaching
  • System implementation and maintenance
  • Comfortable learning new skills and systems



  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including vulnerable persons) and Local Police Information Check
  • Adheres to the Society’s Code of Ethics


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

What You Will Be Accountable For:

  • NetSuite System Maintenance
  • Set up new GL Accounts, Vendors, and Customers in NetSuite
  • Developing NetSuite Financial Reports
  • Grant and Program Reporting
  • Provide supervision and backup to AP Clerk and Bookkeeper
  • Monthly Journal Entries and Cost Allocations
  • GL Account Reconciliations
  • Payroll Expense Reconciliations and T4As
  • Statutory Reporting
  • Assist with the preparation of year-end audit schedules
  • Respond to requests from donors, vendors, agency staff, management and board members
  • Ad hoc analysis and reports
  • Other related duties, as assigned by the Finance Manager and/or Executive Director, that do not affect the nature of the work



  • Collaborate with Finance Team and other departments
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization


Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid model – Work is generally performed in an office environment with flexibility to work remotely along with scheduled days at Aunt Leah’s New Westminster office
  • Full-Time Regular position; hours of work are 37.5 hours a week, generally Monday-Friday 9-5 with flexibility for some evening and/or weekend work during peak periods
  • Ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: As of January 4, 2022, Aunt Leah’s Place has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination policy. Aunt Leah’s Place strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) for COVID-19. Rather than a mandatory vaccine policy, we are implementing a voluntary disclosure of vaccination. Employees will fill out a “voluntary disclosure” form indicating their vaccination status. Employees that do not wish to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status will be considered unvaccinated for operational planning purposes. The voluntary disclosure form will be included in the hiring process.

Living Wage Employer : As a certified living wage employer, we are committed to compensating our employees a living wage that allows working families to support the healthy development of their children and participate in the social, civic and cultural lives of their communities. Embracing a living wage policy aligns with our Strategic Goals and provides our staff a great place to work!

We Offer: A comprehensive benefits package that includes: dental, extended health care including vision care and prescription, RRSP matching, generous vacation, and personal time package, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store.


Commensurate with qualifications in the $55,000 to $65,000/year range

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter with salary expectations, quoting Accountant in the subject line, to [email protected] . Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest in joining Aunt Leah’s Independent Life Skills Society!

We encourage qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities to apply if you are interested in supporting our mission and mandate and like what we have to offer.



Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.