Bookkeeper

Mennonite Church Canada invites applications for the position of Bookkeeper.

Invitation: 
Applications are open now and will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. The start date will be arranged with the suitable candidate, as soon as possible.
Contact: 

email: Office
Mennonite Church Canada
600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Winnipeg MB R3P 0M4
phone: 204-888-6781
toll-free: 1-866-888-6785

Application Processing Begins: 
2017/10/31
Job Header: 
Job Description: Bookkeeper
Position Purpose: 
Perform the regular accounting routines of MC Canada and assist the Director in the performance of duties.
Time Commitment: 
1.0 FTE
Supervision: 
Executive Director
Key Duties: 

30% 1. Design and prepare month-end reports for external agencies such as CMU, Mennonite Mission Network, MC USA, MC Manitoba, MennoMedia, Mennonite Women Canada, AMBS, etc. and maintain communication with the organizations and respond to inquiries

20% 2. Assist the Finance office in carrying out its requirements

  • Complete monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist in the administration of the accounting software (Great Plains Dynamics and Raiser’s Edge) including training users, assigning G/L and sub ledger accounts, and troubleshooting with vendors
  • Assist the with financial statements (internal and external), and with the annual audit
  • With the Finance Consultant/Executive Director and Treasurer, plan FPAC meetings and prepare reports for FPAC and Joint Council meetings
  • Assume some responsibility for the planning and preparation for external audit including preparation of working papers

20% 3. Prepare monthly office expense allocations and some reconciliations (prepaid, A/R, etc.)

10% 4. Respond to questions, issues, and requests from staff as well as constituents

10% 5. Prepare and process regular journal entries and adjust entries

5%   6. Authorize transaction processing and codes assigned by staff

5%   7. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 
As Bookkeeper, Mennonite Church Canada expects the following:
  • Demonstrated strong communication and relational skills
  • Thorough understanding of MC Canada’s organizational structure and financial information needs
  • Understanding of accounting procedures, especially in a non-profit organization using fund accounting
  • Experience in various accounting functions, including A/P, A/R, Payroll, Journal Entries, statement preparation, receipting and donation accounting
  • Ability to work independently and plan work schedules for self and accounting staff
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Strong computer skills in accounting software (preferably Great Plains), word processing, spreadsheet, and database maintenance - preferably the Microsoft Office Suite
Mennonite Church Canada expects all staff to exhibit a commitment to:
  • A personal faith in Christ as Saviour and Lord;
  • Be active in a local congregation that is a member of Mennonite Church Canada;
  • Uphold the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective;
  • Being committed to the vision of Mennonite Church Canada as a missional church;
  • Adhering to the Personnel Policies of Mennonite Church Canada;
  • Be energetic, creative and capable of multi-tasking;
  • Work well with others as a team worker.
Special Considerations: 
Some travel may be required at the direction of the Executive Director
Salary Classification: 
Level 8 ($43,404-51,790)