Job Posting: Part-time Bookkeeper

Part-time Bookkeeper with Blind Beginnings Society


Blind Beginnings is a charitable organization whose mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, and their families, providing diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities for them to create fulfilling lives. We envision a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities. For more information on Blind Beginnings visit


Position Title: Bookkeeper

Salary Range: $18 – $20 per hour (approx. 40 hrs per month)

Term: Permanent after 3 month probation

Location: New Westminster

Note: Working from home for some of the time is possible

Closing date: May 25, 2017



We are looking for a competent, honest and detail-oriented bookkeeper to support the financial administration of our organization. The part-time bookkeeper will keep accurate, relevant and reliable financial information and make it available for the users and decision-makers of Blind Beginnings. We believe the right person for this role will find it enjoyable and rewarding as they will be helping a non-profit help others. The bookkeeper will report to the Executive Director, and will liaise with other staff, Board members and volunteers.



  • Issue cheques/pay bills
  • Deposit cheques/process credit card payments
  • Process transfer/payment to employees
  • Issue charitable tax receipts
  • Allocate expenses and revenues according to the appropriate Line Item and Cost Centre
  • Record revenue and expenses into Quickbooks
  • Record outsourced payroll into Quickbooks (journal entries)
  • Process month-end routine
    • Recognize deferred revenues/pre-paid expenses
    • Depreciate and amortize assets
    • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
    • Reconcile revenue accounts to DonorPerfect
    • Reconcile revenues and tax receipts issuance
    • Produce Financial Statements and prepare presentation package for Board of Directors
    • Prepare Finance Committee agenda and minutes
  • Prepare working papers for the Outsourced Accountant (Audit/Revision)
  • Prepare and file annual statutory reports (Gaming, GST refund, CRA reports, etc)
  • Support the Budgetary process
  • Enter approved budget into Quickbooks
  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director and/or Finance Committee


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-year diploma in a related field, with a second year accounting/payroll designation and minimum 2 years bookkeeping and payroll experience
  • Experience in the management of government contracts and knowledge of Provincial and
  • Federal financial reporting requirements would be an asset
  • Must have excellent computer skills (MS Excel, Word, Internet) and willingness to upgrade as required
  • Knowledge of non-profit sector and community-based programs and services an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and operate computerized accounting, payroll and donor management systems (preference given to those with Quickbooks and DonorPerfect experience)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • In-depth knowledge of CRA regulations, Labour Standards requirements, WCB, and GST
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of Freedom of Information and storage of confidential information
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work under peak load pressure to ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain well-organized filing systems and work area
  • Provide service to clients in a respectful, sensitive, professional and confidential manner
  • Experience and comfort interacting with persons with a disability an asset


Please send applications to:


Please include cover letter and resume and how you learned of the position. We thank all applicants for your interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.