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Company Name:
Lougheed House
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Arts and Culture
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification

Bookkeeper

It is an exciting time to join Lougheed House.  Lougheed House was built in 1891 and is a Provincial and National Historic Site.  Designed by Ottawa architect James R. Bowes for Senator James and Isabella Lougheed, it is one of the earliest surviving mansions of its kind on the Canadian prairies today.  Located in the Beltline district of Calgary amid several acres of heritage gardens and green space, Lougheed House is a provincial and national historic site, an accredited museum and significant Calgary landmark. It features a regular exhibition program, and hosts events, tours, and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and liaising with the Board Treasurer, the Bookkeeper is responsible for the financial accounting, and corporate reporting (GST, charitable returns, corporate filings) for Lougheed House.  The Bookkeeper works closely with Lougheed House team members to gain understanding of Lougheed House’s strategic and program objectives in order to effectively manage the budget in conjunction with the Executive Director.

POSITION DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:        

  • Full cycle accounting, including accounts payable and accounts receivable processing and reconciliation
  • Financial reporting
  • Manages the POS system, including data entry and inventory counts and management
  • Payroll processing, benefits administration and invoice management for Lougheed House
  • Time sheet administration for staff, interns and summer students, including tracking of hours worked, vacation, etc.
  • Banking management
  • Liaises with auditors, and supports annual external audit
  • Works with fund development staff, the Treasurer, Finance Committee of the Board, donors and volunteers, as required.

 QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

  • A diploma in business, accounting, or a related field
  • 3+ years bookkeeping experience with non-profit organizations
  • 3+ years of experience using QuickBooks, Amber POS software or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in non-profit and charity accounting
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; excellent time-management, problem prevention and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow through and meet deadlines while coordinating current and long-range projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with colleagues, the Board, auditors, contractors, the public, Lougheed House stakeholders, donors, and volunteers
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to represent Lougheed House with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner
  • Ability to work on-site at Lougheed House (3 days per week)

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