Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant (1 FTE)


St. Joseph’s Hospice is a charitable organization providing compassionate care and companionship to palliative clients, their caregivers, and the bereaved while recognizing their unique needs. 

Role Overview:

St. Joseph’s Hospice is currently seeking a full-time Financial Accountant (37.5 hours per week). Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the leadership team, the Financial Accountant provides a leadership role in four key functional areas (1) Payroll Administration, (2) Finance Administration, (3) Statistical Information, and (4) Office Administration.

Key accountabilities of this position include:


  • Responsible for the bi-weekly processing, approval and up/downloading of payroll
  • Ensures payroll system is maintained and updated as needed (eg: new hires)
  • Responsible for issuing T4s and processing ROEs as required
  • Enrolls group RRSP participants, and terminates plan participants as required
  • Responsible for the collection and updating of seniority lists
  • Calculates the Employer Health Tax and remits on a monthly basis
  • Ensures WSIB premium is reconciled/calculated and remits on a monthly basis


  • Performs day to day accounting functions including accounts payable and accounts receivable, and ensures ledger is maintained
  • Prepares financial statements and reports, including but not limited to:
    • Profit and loss statements and balance sheets
    • Monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Responsible for processing bank deposits, Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) and cash payments
  • Responsible for  reconciliations including bank, credit cards, and receipting
  • Prepares and provides financial reports to partners (SW-LHIN, MOH-LTC)
  • Assists  in annual budget preparations, reviews with department leaders, and provides recommendations
  • Responsible for tracking current assets
  • Prepares T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
  • Completes HST/GST semi-annual reporting
  • Participates in yearly financial audit performed by KPMG


  • Responsible for the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of financial data for the Hospice in all areas of activity
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the database system (InfoAnywhere)
  • Prepares and provides statistical data to partners (SW-LHIN, MOH-LTC)
  • Responsible for providing information to Statistics Canada on an annual and ad-hoc basis


  • Responsible for assigning and maintaining phone network and extensions
  • Maintains database systems and ensures new users are added as required
  • Ensures office materials and supplies are maintained and completes orders as required
  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Responsible for the collection and distribution of incoming mail
  • Performs all other duties as assigned from time to time


  • Completion of post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting or related field. CPA or working towards designation considered an asset.
  • Efficiency within the MS Suite - Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook; Knowledge of Great Plains CCIM and M-SAA Regulatory Findings to MOHLTC an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience supporting a broad range of accounting and financial functions
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with relevant legislation, including but not limited to: Employment Standards Act (ESA), Ontario Health Reporting Standards (OHRP), Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Thorough understanding of the charitable sector and experience working in a healthcare environment, preferred
  • Works both independently and cooperatively in a team environment, while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to the changing circumstances and priorities of a dynamic organization
  • Proven experience supporting leaders across a variety of functional areas and has demonstrated a capability to cultivate effective relationships with all departments and levels of the organization.
  • Superior interpersonal and organization skills with an ability to communicate with employees and management
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, exercise tact and diplomacy, and exhibit good judgement and critical thinking
  • A high level of attention to detail, accuracy and follow-up; ability to compile and analyze data/reports and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph’s Hospice

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this critical role, and have the qualifications identified, please submit your cover letter and resume attention to Fran Doig, Human Resources Coordinator via the link provided below by Friday, December 10, 2021:


St. Joseph’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources at (519) 438-2102 ext. 257 or and we will endeavour to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

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