[sust-mar] Finance clerk, p/t, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Finance Clerk - Halifax
Hours: part time, 10 - 12 hrs/week
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia


The Ecology Action Centre is an environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. We take leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. We are grounded in community, and are a strong voice and watchdog for our environment. We work to catalyze change through policy advocacy, community development, and building awareness. We take a holistic approach to the environment and our economy to create a just and sustainable society.


The Finance Clerk assists in maintaining the daily and monthly accounting and financial activities for the Ecology Action Centre, including month end postings, bank reconciliations and financial tracking for both Operations and Projects. The position reports to the Finance Manager.

Duties include:
• Assist with month-end activities; all bank statement postings and bank account reconciliation
• Enter bi-weekly payroll posting into accounting software
• Provide support for fiscal year-end and annual audit
• Update tracking of Operations revenues and expenses monthly
• Update monthly tracking of projects
• Physical filing of finance documents
• Additional activities as required


Required skills and experience:
• 1-2 years experience in a financial capacity. Some post-secondary education.
• Experience using accounting software. Knowledge of Sage 50 an asset.
• Excellent Excel skills
• High level of trust and integrity
• High level of attention to detail and accuracy. Strong organizational skills.
• Initiative, self-motivation and the ability to work well independently
• Excellent time-management skills
• Strong written and oral communications
• Positive problem-solving attitude
• Commitment to social and environmental justice

Desirable skills and experience:
• Experience in a non-profit environment
• Accounting/Bookkeeping courses (community college or university)
• Comfortable working in contact management databases

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals in traditionally underrepresented groups such as: racialized people, Indigenous people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people, and persons with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of an underrepresented community. Diversity is a stated value of the Ecology Action Centre. Moreover, diversity in the EAC community is a strength that we seek to cultivate. It is the responsibility of every employee of EAC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.


10-12 hours per week @ $18.00 - 20.00/hour, based on experience

Indefinite term contract

Workdays: 2 days per week, Monday to Friday, specific days to be decided.

Ideal start date: December 3rd, 2018

Location: This position will be based at our Halifax office. *See below for office accessibility notes.


Please email a cover letter and resume (including 2 references) to Heather Nagy, Finance Manager, at employment at ecologyaction.ca

Please submit your application in the form of a pdf document with required elements in the following order: cover letter, resume, references.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, November 19th, 2018 by 9:00 am

Interviews will take place the week of November 26th, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

*Office Accessibility Notes: The first floor of our building is designed to be universally accessible. The front entrance has a ramp and automatic door openers. We also have a ramp to the back door for an alternative exit, although there is no automatic door opener there. We have one accessible parking space. The first floor has a stair lift in the foyer between the split levels, and there is a good turning radius for wheelchairs. There is accessible meeting space, kitchen space, and office space on the first floor. The second and third floors, where the remainder of the offices are located are only accessible by stairs. All three floors have a gender-neutral washroom.


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