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Accounting Manager

Do you want a job that makes a real difference? Do you love the outdoors? Now is your chance to take your career to the next level at the Child Development Centre in Prince George, British Columbia.

Job Title: Accounting Manager

Location: Prince George, British Columbia 

Job Type: Permanent & Full-Time

Job Status: Hybrid after 9 months of training (split 50% for home vs office)

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $78,000-$97,500 based on a 37.5 hour work week

Compensation Package: Dental, extended health, RRSP/pension, LTD, 4 weeks vacation


Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Accounting Manager is responsible for the centre’s financial and payroll operations, including the supervision of the centre’s accounting support staff.  


About the Child Development Centre

The Child Development Centre of Prince George and District is one of the largest and longest serving child development charities in British Columbia.  Each year, we help over 1000 children with developmental challenges, including approximately one in six of the region’s preschool children.  We assist children with their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and communication skills.  This foundation prepares them for greater success when they enter school, and unlocks wider opportunities in the years beyond. 


About Prince George

A vibrant, four-season city featuring spectacular lifestyle options, including a wide variety of ethnic dining, live theatre, live music, all major department stores and outdoor recreation opportunities to name a few.  Are you looking for a short commute and to bike to work?  It is both possible and relatively affordable here. For more information, please see the following websites: Tourism PG, Move Up Prince George, and Hello BC.


Key Responsibilities 

Working cooperatively with other centre staff, the Accounting Manager will provide the following duties/functions:

  • Leading and supervising the Accounting and Payroll staff.
  • Ensuring the appropriate systems, internal controls, and related policies, procedures, and practices are in place for the effective, efficient, and appropriate facilitation of the centre’s accounting and payroll needs.  
  • Developing and monitoring the centre’s overall budget, with input from senior staff.
  • Producing accurate, GAAP compliant monthly financial statements, and monitoring and investigating variances. 
  • Performing and/or overseeing regular account reconciliations: bank, petty cash, credit card, etc.
  • Ensuring payables are paid in a timely manner, without incurring late fees.
  • Ensuring that all receivables are pursued in a timely manner, and that uncollectable receivables are removed from the centre’s accounting system (with approval from the Executive Director).
  • Monitoring cash balances and advising the Executive Director and the Board of Director’s Finance Committee on investment options, where applicable.
  • Ensuring financial journal entries are coded appropriately, and initiating general journal entries as necessary.
  • Monitoring the centre’s contract compliance, and providing related updates to the Executive Director and Senior Staff, including the following:
  • preparing staffing forecasts and monitoring the hours of support we provide under contract with the province;
  • monitoring spending of our Community Gaming Grants; and
  • monitoring other successful funding applications for spending compliance, and drafting interim and final reports, as appropriate.
  • Providing updates to the Board of Directors, the Treasurer, the Board’s Finance Committee, and the Executive Director.
  • Ensuring payroll and accounting deadlines are met (remittances, reporting, payments, etc.)
  • Initializing online payments and bank transfers for approval
  • Ensuring staff are enrolled and removed from benefit plans as appropriate.
  • Preparing and completing bank deposits.
  • Initiating and/or overseeing cheque runs and online bill payments for approval and payment.
  • Ensuring that the centre’s accounting and payroll records are maintained appropriately.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable privacy legislation in all related centre activities.
  • other related duties as necessary and assigned.



  • A high level of accounting expertise generally acquired through the following:
  • A CPA designation is preferred. A business degree with an accounting specialization or equivalent training and additional experience will also be considered.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible accounting experience that includes developing and monitoring budgets, producing financial reports as well as a good understanding of A/P, A/R and payroll.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken 

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong computer skills, including using spreadsheets and accounting programs.  Proficiency with Adagio would be a definite asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including data analysis, research and critical thinking
  • Well-developed leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well-organized with effective time management skills
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position (sitting and working on a computer for extended periods of time, etc.)

How to Apply

Are you ready to make a difference and chart an exciting new career path? Please send your CV to and title the email “Child Development Centre”.