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Financial Assistant | 6-Month Term

Job Type
Full Time
Date of Posting
July 6, 2022

Unit: Finance

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the Financial Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Finance unit in optimizing the management and utilization of the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) financial resources.

Key Responsibilities


  • Supports the Financial Officer for general bookkeeping functions
  • Prepares invoices and records accounts payables/receivables in Adagio accounting software
  • Finance unit email management – follows up when necessary to ensure that invoices are paid on a timely basis
  • Enters cheque/EFT payments and sends notifications
  • Prepares and enters Board member payroll using a business payroll software
  • Supports maintenance of paper and digital filing systems for the Finance unit
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations

Education, Competencies and Experience

The Financial Assistant role is located in Ottawa, Ontario (in office). The role requires high attention to detail, some accounting knowledge and skills, and high adaptability to understanding and working with multiple software systems and data.


  • College certificate in accounting and/or bookkeeping

Experience in:

  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality
  • Recording in accounts payable/receivable using a business accounting software
  • Group email management – customer service approach in resolving discrepancies
  • Document management – adhering to document naming conventions, supporting and maintaining a sound paper and digital filing system

Computer Skills:

  • Proven experience entering data in and working with accounting and payroll software systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Ability to manipulate and make changes to Adobe PDF files
  • Ability to adapt easily to and use new software systems
  • Experience using SharePoint file sharing system an asset

Language Skills:

  • Bilingual English/French an asset

Carries out all other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and/or the Executive Director.

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Chicken Farmers of Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please contact if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process.

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