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Job Description


The Azrieli Foundation is seeking a detail-oriented and motivated Intermediate Accountant to join our finance and accounting team.


Intermediate Accountant

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of accounting and finance experience including strong understanding of accounting principles and practices. The Intermediate Accountant will be responsible for assisting with various account and finance tasks, including but not limited to:

Investment Account:

  • Recording transactions monthly into Advent (automatic uploads and translation of statements into Advent language)
  • Reconciling costs, market values and cash accounts between the manager investment statements and the reports from Advent, on a monthly basis
  • Setup securities in the Advent System
  • Monitoring the list of investment accounts

Accounts Payable and other Cash Activities:

  • Support Accounts Payable, including invoice processing, payment processing, and prepare wires
  • Deposit funds, manage cash books and deposits

Accounting & Finance:

  • Reconcile the investment system monthly entries posted in the accounting system for private placements
  • Monthly update the exchange table in Great Plains and in Advent
  • Reconcile honorariums payments to prepare for year-end T4A tax compliance
  • Perform program quarterly allocations
  • Generate program expenditure monthly reporting
  • Prepare and record journal entries
  • Reconcile other G/L accounts
  • Assist with budgeting and forecast processing
  • Assist with quarterly variance analysis

 Other Duties:

  • Gathering and preparation of various year-end related documents as requested;
  • Maintain cash uses and sources schedule on the monthly basis
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is a must (high level accuracy)
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Proficiency – Intermediate to advance MS Office (particularly Excel)
  • Experience with Accounting Software’s (Microsoft Great Plains and Advent are an asset)
  • Knowledge of accounting for marketable securities is an asset.

Environment, Pace & Challenges

  • Dynamic and fast-paced, must be able to juggle several issues simultaneously;
  • There is frequent pressure to provide ad hoc reporting on an as-needed basis which may interrupt other deadlines, requiring very strong time management skills;
  • Chance to work in a true collaborative team environment

Position Specific Competencies (Behaviours and Knowledge)

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Adheres to company rules, policies, and directions
  • Logical, task oriented and analytical
  • Takes initiative to think through a problem before asking for help
  • Able to work with routine and yet still show a sense of urgency where needed.