Intermediate Accountant
Alberta College of Art + Design - Calgary, AB

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The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft and digital media. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and artists with well-defined practices. ACAD is a leading centre for education and research; a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We engage the world and create possibilities.

Calgary, the cultural capital of Canada for 2012, is situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ACAD, an integral part of Canada, Alberta and Calgary’s cultural community, offers four year bachelor’s programs and is developing our first graduate program. The College is developing an exciting long term vision that reaffirms its educational mission within an arts and cultural context where design and creativity are keys to the cultural prosperity agenda.

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Operations, the Intermediate Accountant assists in ensuring the integrity and completeness of accounting data. Duties include the inputting and importing of data, reconciliation of various general ledger accounts, management of the GST tax function of the College, management of the accounts receivable function for the college, miscellaneous journal entries, and supervision of reception/front cashier. This role maintains the finance component of scholarships and endowments accounts including the allocation of accrued interest and reporting as required. In addition, the incumbent will act as a backup for accounts payable, and cashier functions as required.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a post-secondary diploma/degree, 3rd to 4th level in a recognized professional accounting program and five (5) years of directly related experience. An acceptable combination of education and experience will be considered.

Superior skills in MS Office are required. Preference will be given to those with experience using ACCPAC general ledger, accounts payable subledger, accounts receivable subledger, and common services. Excellent organizational, decision-making and professional communication skills are crucial for success in this position. Must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy, have demonstrated attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, and act as a contributing team member in a client-focused and deadline driven environment.

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006) under classification 6 the starting range of pay is $50,022 to $53,599 annually dependent upon skills, education, and experience.

This is a regular full-time position working 35 hours per week.

Please submit applications including a cover letter, résumé, and the names of three references by 12:00am on December 3, 2012 via our careers page at https://acadcareers.silkroad.com.

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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