Administrative Assistant

EMPLOYER: Aphasia Centre of Ottawa


Job Posting:  Accounting Assistant (Bookkeeper) 

Part Time position: 7- 10 hours/week with opportunity for additional hours 


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Accounting Assistant will provide administrative support to an inter-disciplinary team and the Board of Directors of the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa (ACO).


The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following areas of core responsibilities:

Accounts Receivable 

  1. Maintain and update Accounts Receivable data in Sage Accounting
  2. Produce and verify monthly statements.
  3. Follow up on outstanding invoices for payments.
  4. Maintain and update A/R data.
  5. Process payments from clients (cheques and electronic transfers).
  6. Reconcile record of on-line credit card payments with bank deposits
  7. Prepare bank deposits.
  8. Manage and respond to clients’ inquiries regarding their invoices
  9. Produce summary statements for clients at year end.



Maintain day to day accounting operations 

  1. Reconcile bank records to Centre’s General Ledger, correcting entries as necessary.
  2. Make bank deposits, as required.
  3. Prepare and process various event transactions e.g. fundraising events, public awareness campaigns



Processing donations

  1. Reconcile donations to ACO made via CanadaHelps, United Way and other agencies with ACO bank record.
  2. Input record of donations made directly to ACO into the CanadHelps Donor Management System.


Other duties 

  1. Provide administrative support to staff.
  2. Assist Executive Director in preparing monthly and quarterly reports.
  3. As directed by E.D. and as permitted by time constrains, perform other assigned duties
  4. Protect confidentiality of all personal information






  1. Accounting diploma/certificate preferred.
  2. A combination of education & experience may be considered as equivalency.



  1. 1 year of experience in accounting and bookkeeping
  2. Experience in use of Sage accounting software/equivalent e.g. QuickBooks
  3. Proficiency in use of Excel, MS Word, Outlook
  4. Experience in customer service
  5. Knowledge of a client database/information system


Language Requirements: 

  1. English Imperative; bilingual English & French preferred
  2. Writing skills in English


Personal Suitability: 

  1. Willing and able to learn essential skills to support communication with persons with aphasia.
  2. Appreciation of the vulnerability of clients and need to exercise initiative, tact, judgment, and discretion in upholding the Centre’s philosophy of care.
  3. Maintain confidentiality.
  4. Detail oriented, reliable, accountable, accurate
  5. Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  6. Capacity to work both independently and in a small team environment.
  7. Current Vulnerable Sector check


Other Assets:

  1. Ability to communicate in other languages.
  2. CPR and Basic First Aid certification



The Aphasia Centre of Ottawa follows a practice of non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


START DATE: 18/09/2023

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