Brightside Community Homes Foundation (“Brightside”) is a private-sector, non-for-profit organization that owns and manages 26 buildings across the city of 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 1000 residents.

 

OPPORTUNITY

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

 

MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS

  • To provide outstanding customer service both internally and externally
  • To facilitate and process the receipt of monthly rental payments
  • To prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to procedural standards.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide in-person, customer service to residents, as required
  • Perform accounts receivable duties, including (but not limited to): organizing, processing, and tracking all account charges and incoming payments
  • Monitor and update rent roll, deposits, and pre-authorized payments
  • Prepare and complete bank reconciliations, balance sheet, and general ledger (GL) reconciliations
  • Schedule and host monthly A/R aging meetings to flag and action overdue accounts
  • Prepare & post month-end journal entries and update working documents
  • Resolve invoice issues, monitor aging accounts receivables, and assist with collection activities, as required
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting activities, including accounts receivable reconciliations of resident accounts
  • Liaise with external and internal stakeholders to respond to questions and resolve issues
  • Process semi-monthly payroll for approx. 35 employees
  • Assist with annual audits
  • Provide cross-training and coverage for the Accounts Payable Coordinator, as required
  • Assist with projects and 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

  • Diploma/Degree in Accounting (or equivalent education/experience)
  • Minimum one (1) year of full-cycle accounting experience and general accounting procedures
  • At least two (2) years of accounts receivable experience; preferably in a property management or social housing environment
  • Proficient working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with handling high-volume transactions and projects
  • Proven ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage workload with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand technical concepts, act independently and take initiative required to resolve issues
  • Payroll experience and experience working YARDI would be considered assets

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The successful incumbent will be a self-starter with well-developed time management skills, proven ability to meet tight deadlines and double-check their own work. They will be personable, possess excellent communications 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 and an effective problem solver.

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 also proud to be a certified Living Wage employer. Salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000 per annum. A competitive extended health, dental and vision 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.

 

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’d be 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 “Accounts Receivable Coordinator + {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.

 

First Posted September 19, 2022