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Job Description

Christian Educators of BC (CEBC) is a growing organization with two employees who support the work of 1,600 members in 44 different independent schools throughout BC.  We provide advocacy, workplace coaching, HR consulting, and professional development services to our members.  CEBC leads an annual InspirED Convention for the professional development of our member education assistants, teachers, and administrators, inspiring and empowering Kindergarten to grade 12 educators to grow personally and professionally.

Reporting to the Executive Director, CEBC is seeking an experienced accounting or bookkeeping contractor with full cycle accounting and payroll experience to support the work of CEBC and the InspirED Convention.  Preference will be given to a person with a wide variety of experience and to those with private or not-for-profit accounting and payroll experience, especially with Sage Accounting.


Role Responsibilities

The successful candidate will provide bookkeeping and accounting functions for Christian Educators of BC and the InspirED convention planning committee.

While this position requires some meetings in our office in Langley BC, it is coupled with the ability to work remotely, creating a highly flexible work environment.

As an independent contractor, you will own your own tools and equipment, including the costs of repairs, maintenance, and insurance necessary to accomplish the work.


Needed Competencies

Execution – results-oriented:  aims to comply with due dates, following procedure, and industry standards in order to achieve goals.  Ability to verify information and follow up on discrepancies.  Utilization of technology and other tools to facilitate work.

Adaptability – ability to focus:  ability to accept change, think dynamically and receive feedback.

Thought – problem-solving:  analyzing information, using intuition to verify facts, interpreting information to propose solutions.

Work Ethic – Self-motivated, strong attention to detail, and ability to work independently; strong communicator.


Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma with additional academic background in accounting/bookkeeping;
  • Knowledge of payroll and benefits administration, regulations and processes;
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken;
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada;
  • Very good knowledge of Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, etc), Google Drive and Microsoft; Office (Excel) and Sage Accounting software;
  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping.


Desired Skills

Proficient use of Sage Accounting, MS Excel and Word;

Knowledge of accepted accounting rules and practices;

Experience with full cycle bookkeeping:  accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank and credit card reconciliation; maintain general ledgers, post journal entries, and prepare financial statements; prepare GST, PST, WCB and other compliance filings; process payroll, ROE and T4 returns;

Experience processing expense reports, collection of a variety of fee and remuneration payments.



  1. Bookkeeping for CEBC and InspirED
  • Handle account payables and receivables in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare cheques and e transfers accurately for approvals.
  • Manage banking duties: deposits, cheques, investments.
  • Conduct month-end bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare monthly financial updates for the Executive Director and InspirED Chair.
  • Collect and process employee or Board and committee member expense claims.
  • Maintain financial records and accounts for CEBC and InspirED.
  • Work with accountant to prepare all year-end financial documents.
  • Prepares CEBC and InspirED budget for Board’s annual budget planning process.
  • Ensure organization’s insurance policies are up to date.


  1. Payroll & Benefits for CEBC and InspirED
  • Update salary information when employees receive a raise or bonus.
  • Ensure accurate EI, CPP and tax deductions for each employee.
  • Create bi-monthly pay cheque in SAGE, save pay stubs and send to Executive Director and employees.
  • Ensure accurate payment and recording of monthly CRA payroll remittance.
  • Prepare annual tax receipts.
  • File Employer Health Tax with etaxBC.
  • Ensure annual payment to WorkSafeBC.
  • Facilitate benefits and pension enrollment, deductions, payment, and administrative processes.



Flexible schedule, mainly working from home.

Equivalent to 6 to 10 hours per week for 39 weeks per year and as the work schedule requires.

Work follows the school calendar:  July (1 week), August (2 weeks), September (4 weeks), October (4 weeks), November (4 weeks), December (2 weeks), January (4 weeks), February (4 weeks), March (2 weeks), April (4 weeks), May (4 weeks), June (4 weeks).


Start Date

Training in June (schedule to be determined).

Start date August 22nd, 2023.



$25 to $28 an hour based on education and experience.


To Apply

Please express your interest in this job by sending a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references who can speak to your work to: and include in the subject line, Financial Assistant Position


Deadline for Application:  May 11, 2023