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

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

Income Review Coordinator / Accounting Assistant

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 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 Accounting team, in the role of the Income Review Coordinator / Accounting Assistant, reporting directly to the Director of Finance.

 

MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS

  • To coordinate the annual income review process for all 1000+ residents;
  • To prepare correspondence and perform rent calculations pursuant to Brightside policies and/or BC Housing requirements; and
  • To perform accounting support duties for accounts receivable (A/R) and accounts payable (A/P).

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process Annual Income Reviews, Short-Term Income 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 guidelines
  • Monitor portfolio compliance with provincial, federal and local government requirements for affordable housing programs and identify (and report) potential compliance issues
  • Launch Brightside’s new, on-site, Income Review Clinics at select buildings
  • Organize a team to help facilitate the on-site clinics
  • Process and deposit monthly cheques for A/R
  • Process and scan vendor invoices and supporting documents for A/P
  • Provide vacation coverage for both A/R and A/P roles
  • 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 tasks with accuracy
  • Proven ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to resolve conflict and generate proactive solutions
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 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 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, 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: $48,000-$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 and Indigenous Peoples, 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 for this position, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@brightsidehomes.ca with “Income Review 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.

Posted on November 23, 2021

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