Job Posting


The Ontario Crafts Council is seeking an organized, flexible and reliable individual for the position of Bookkeeper/Administrator. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Bookkeeper/Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of bookkeeping, while also assisting with the technical and analytical aspects of accounting. Duties will include managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, invoicing, government remittances, payroll, and assisting in the production of monthly financial reports, variance analysis, and providing support for auditors.  This individual will also be responsible for Office Administrative work for membership programs and services; including updating and maintaining membership database, facilitating membership updates and renewals, and answering member inquiries in a timely and efficient manner. Other duties include maintenance of office equipment / technology and support to the Executive Director and other Managers as required.  (If you are looking for an accounting/financial position only, please do not apply.)

We are seeking someone with:

Bookkeeping Skills

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting, or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience preparing books for a non-profit organization
  • Full cycle accounting experience including invoicing, account follow up, vendor payments, GST filing, payroll, CRA remittances and T4 preparation
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial analysis and financial report preparation

Proficient Software Skills:

  • QuickBooks Accounting (or similar accounting software) - intermediate level or higher
  • Familiarity with Membership Management Software
  • Microsoft Excel – intermediate level or higher
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience troubleshooting computer hardware and software

Organizational Skills:

  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven ability to create and maintain databases
  • Ability to create reports and mail merges
  • Sound judgement, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-directed and enjoys working in a team environment

Communication Skills:

  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Effective business writing – letters and email
  • Knowledge of office procedures/ business etiquette
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills are needed when responding to enquiries from suppliers, members and the public

Important - To be considered, you must send your resume with a cover letter in the body of your email indicating your bookkeeping experience, along with your computer software proficiencies. Please quote Bookkeeper/Administrator and your surname in the subject line and send to:

Salary Range - $30,000 to $34,000, commensurate with experience.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 29, 2013
Start Date: 
Monday, April 29, 2013
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Ontario Crafts Council

Emma Quin
990 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H1

The Ontario Crafts Council is the province’s only not-for-profit multidisciplinary organization that celebrates craft and its diverse makers. The OCC operates as a culturally generative institution in four parts: as a visual presentation space, an arts-oriented service provider, a publisher, and retailer.