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Senior Accounting Officer

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

July 9, 2021

Senior Accounting Officer

Full-time, Indeterminate position

If there are no successful Inuit candidates, this position will be offered as a term.

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit, and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Senior Accounting Officer provides full cycle accounting services such as accounts receivable, accounts payable review, bank and balance sheet account reconciliation, payroll review, monitoring expenditure and budget in accordance with funding agreements, performing journal entries, preparing month end, year end and audit paperwork and other special projects.

TI is searching for a skilled and experienced candidate to be a part of a dedicated finance team and who will work to ensure that all financial transactions are processed on a timely and accurate basis and in accordance with GAAP and financial and organizational policies and procedures. The candidate will also provide general finance analysis, support and administrative assistance to the Director, Finance and provide guidance and leadership to the Finance team.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Post received direct deposits of funder contributions to SAGE 50, expense reimbursements, donations, and service agreements, match corresponding payments;

  • Preparation of monthly accounts receivable analysis and reconciliations;

  • Monthly reporting to Managers and Directors of project activity spending;

  • Quarterly program review with program managers to ensure accurate reporting of expenses are within program budgets;

  • Conduct AP analysis and reconciliations to ensure accurate and up to date AP records;

  • Provide training and mentorship to team members to build capacity and delegate analytical tasks as appropriate;

  • Assist as required to ensure payroll activities are completed on schedule;

  • Plan for the external auditor review to ensure a timely preparation of audited financial statements;

  • Variance analysis – analyzing forecasts to actuals on a monthly basis and presenting results to program managers on a timely basis;

  • Budgeting and forecasting – prepare program budgets and updating forecasts;

  • Project financial compliance ‐ prepare and maintain all mandatory funder reporting in accordance with contribution agreements;

  • Management of project accounting and associated reporting; and

  • Provide back up coverage in the absence of other finance team members, including the Director, Finance.


The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of accounting practices and principles, preferably in a non-profit sector; knowledge of MS Office Suite of products, and knowledge of Inuit societal values and traditional knowledge embedded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ).

Excellent financial management, budgeting and reporting skills, interpersonal and communication skills, information management skills, leadership and supervisory skills, problem‐solving and time management skills, and organizational skills are necessary.

The ability to interact well with others and provide financial management training to managers and other staff, use Microsoft Excel at the intermediate level, work independently and meet deadlines, and interpret and implement financial policies and procedures are all requirements of the position.

Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting, finance or a related field of study is preferred, must have three years’ experience in project management and accounting along with experience developing and monitoring program budgets and supervising or leading a team. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset. Other assets include working in a non‐profit and/or Inuit organization, and experience using Sage 50 (simply Accounting and Dayforce (Ceridian) payroll system.

A combination of related education and experience may be accepted.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive total compensation package. Employees are provided an exceptional benefits plan which includes major medical and dental coverage for the employee and their dependents, and employee life insurance. TI also offers a Group RRSP benefit plan for eligible staff.

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan.

  • Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).

Deadline for applications is July 13th, 2021.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a criminal record check with results that are acceptable to TI. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

TI’s Finance department is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa ON which is conveniently located close to walking and biking trails, and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including gyms, malls, and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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