Senior Accountant

Website Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec

About Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec

Based in Etobicoke, Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) equips churches and their leaders as they engage in their mission from God in their community. Comprised of over 300 churches, CBOQ is training, equipping and caring for pastors. We recognize that mission is not just evangelism, but also includes promoting justice, social welfare, healing, education and peace in the world. It is a holistic approach that expresses care for both the needs of the human soul and the social needs that affect all of life. We are helping to plant fresh expressions of faith, strengthening existing churches and connecting them with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive. We are serving the next generation by creating resources and experiences for young people and their leaders to expand their love of God and love of each other. We’re telling our churches’ stories to encourage and inspire them, building up our whole family through the good news of what Christ is accomplishing through us. We love and care for our churches and leaders. We love and care for our employees. We are warm and welcoming; we take the time to listen and genuinely understand; we have empathy during tough times, and we make a positive difference in one another’s lives daily. We develop a servant spirit as a significant part of who we are in Christ.

Position Overview:

The Senior Accountant is part of the Finance and Administration (FA) Team. The overall mandate of this team is to steward the resources entrusted to CBOQ and ensure sound governance and regulatory compliance.

The Senior Accountant role supports the accounting services for CBOQ, is responsible for review and approval of financial entries, contributes to budgeting and audit processes, and administrates payroll and benefits.

Core Competencies:

  • Planning and Organizing – Manages multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities by anticipating obstacles and demonstrating judgment and flexibility to adjust as required.
  • Results Orientation – Demonstrates a focus on finishing all tasks in a timely manner while taking complete ownership of tasks.
  • Innovative and a “can do” attitude – Able to think creatively to develop new solutions that meet current and future needs. Looking to grow and learn with an outlook that is positive and strives to take on challenges.
  • Service Orientation – Strives for excellence, delivering the highest quality care and resources possible to those we serve.
  • Analytical Thinking – Applies systematic, logical reasoning when addressing problems or situations in order to arrive at an appropriate solution or outcome. Considers the various issues and components of the problem, develops sequential steps to address the situation, and determines rational timeframes and priorities.


1.       Financial Reporting

  • Review accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger transactions prepared by other members of the Finance and Administration team
  • Ensures all receipts, disbursements, and journal entries are posted to the accounting system in a timely manner
  • Monitors bank account balances and processes necessary bank transfers through online banking system
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations for all bank accounts
  • Prepares schedules, working papers, and reconciliations for year-end audit
  • Assists in preparation of statutory filings as required, including: T3010, EHT, and HST filings
  • Assists in financial statement preparation, reporting, and budgeting as required
  • Provides input on areas of process and technical improvement and automation

2.      Payroll and Benefits Administration

  • Administers staff payroll and benefits program, including preparation of T4 and T4A slips
  • Perform accounting for payroll entries, employee benefits costs, and pension remittances
  • In coordination with other CBOQ staff, administers the Retiree Benefits Plan program
  • Coordinates with J&D Benefits, Canada Life, and Canadian Baptist Benefits

3.      Other Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance for annual CBOQ Assembly
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by Associate Director of Finance and Administration


  • A mature faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to serve through the church
  • Commitment to the mission, faith, and core values of CBOQ
  • Three to five years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, payroll and benefits administration, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation is considered an asset
  • Expertise using Excel, Word, and Sage 300 are considered assets


Qualified candidates may apply by November 15, 2022 to Adam Cree, Associate Director, Finance and Administration, through the link below.

Please note that to be considered, all applications must be submitted via this link.

All candidates whose training, experience and aptitudes meet the requirements for the job will be considered, subject to acceptance of the CBOQ code of conduct policy. CBOQ welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To apply for this job please visit baptist.ca.