Brightside Community Homes Foundation
#300 – 905 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 1L6

P: (604) 684 3515
F: (604) 684 3677

Accounting Administrator

Full-time, permanent employment
Brightside Head Office, Downtown Vancouver

Brightside Community Homes Foundation (“Brightside”) is a private-sector, non-for-profit organization that owns and manages 27 buildings across the Metro Vancouver, providing affordable housing to those who struggle to meet the demands of market housing. In addition to property management, Brightside is committed to building connections within the Brightside communities that include over 1,000 residents.

 

OPPORTUNITY

Brightside is seeking to fill a full-time, permanent position on our accounting team, in the role of the Accounting Administrator, reporting directly to the Director of Finance.

 

MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS

  • To coordinate the annual subsidy review process for a portion of total residents.
  • To perform high-volume administrative functions associated with subsidy review including preparing correspondence and performing rent calculations pursuant to Brightside policies and/or BC Housing requirements; and
  • To perform accounting support duties for accounts payable (A/P)

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process Annual Subsidy Reviews, Short-Term Subsidy Reviews, and/or ad-hoc rent calculations as required.
  • Review resident files, documents, employment income and bank statements to ensure residents meet and maintain eligibility requirements for affordable housing.
  • Ensure income/rent limits are accurate and up-to-date and within required guideline.
  • Monitor portfolio compliance with provincial, federal and local government requirements for affordable housing programs and identify (and report) potential compliance issues.
  • Coordinate and organize a team for on-site Subsidy Review Clinics at select buildings.
  • Process and scan vendor invoices and supporting documents for A/P
  • Process invoices and payments for the vendors.
  • Provide vacation coverage for both A/P and I/R roles.
  • Perform bank and GL reconciliations.
  • Assist with projects/assignments and other duties, as assigned.

 

The preceding job description is not exhaustive and may change from time to time depending on the needs of the Foundation.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience handling high-volume transactions and repetitive administrative tasks with accuracy and precision.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to resolve conflict, problem solve, and generate proactive solutions and recommendations.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Experience working with diverse and/or vulnerable populations.
  • Minimum one (1) year of accounting-related experience in a property management or social housing environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Residential Tenancy Act and/or Yardi Voyager
    would be an asset.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The successful incumbent will be a self-starter with well-developed time management and conflict resolution skills. They will have the proven ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising service and/or accuracy. They will be personable, possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), and be accustomed to working with the general public and individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Ideally, the successful incumbent will be highly detail-oriented, possess some accounting experience, and have a desire to work for a mission-driven organization. Brightside has pledged a “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion”; the successful incumbent will be aligned with this commitment and the Foundation’s core values.

  • Brightside is proud to be a certified Living Wage employer. Expected salary range for this position: $50,000-$52,000/year (to commensurate with experience). A competitive and comprehensive benefits package is provided
    to qualified employees upon hiring.
  • Employer-Matching RRSP program is offered after three (3) months of successful employment.
  • A criminal record check for working with vulnerable children and adults
    is required for this position.
  • A valid BC Driver’s license is also required for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Brightside is an inclusive employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our organization are encouraged to apply. If you think you are a good fit for Brightside and this position, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@brightsidehomes.ca with “Accounting Administrator + {Your Name}” in the subject line. Postings will remain open until the specified submission deadline or until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in these career opportunities, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.

Posted on June 10, 2024

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