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Helping Hands Job Call:

Finance and Accounting Clerk


Helping Hands is a not-for-profit, charitable organization providing community support services, primarily to older adults living in Orillia, Barrie and Muskoka regions. Founded in 1974, Helping Hands provides various services including personal care, caregiver relief, homemaking, transportation, meal delivery, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, Transitional Bed services and other social programs.


With a growing workforce and strong volunteer base, Helping Hands is expanding its impact on and support of the healthcare system and the local communities it serves. We provide a dynamic and innovative work environment, one that supports our employees’ professional growth and desire to serve the community.  We offer competitive wages, highly flexible work schedules, professional development support, and performance improvement incentives to employees.



The Finance and Accounting Clerk 2 (Clerk) performs general accounting and bookkeeping functions with a focus on billing, collections, and accounts receivable. The clerk must be confident in communication and data entry skills, with skills and experience in customer service focus, call communications and collections, de-escalation practices, and client loyalty.   This position provides assistance to the Director, Finance & Business Intelligence to fulfill analysis of operations and maintains the financial and statistical information and processes associated with the collection and reporting of information to support organizational decision making.  The Clerk provides assistance to Director, Finance & Business Intelligence to prepare regular financial reports to managers and Board of Directors.   Other responsibilities may include payroll processing, benefits reconciliation and the performance of related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying.  


  • Post-secondary education in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations
  • Proven working experience with collections and accounts receivables
  • Intermediate to advanced level of competence in operating spreadsheets and accounting software
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • General proficiency with computers and software, including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Not for profit and Ontario Healthcare Reporting Standards (OHRS) experience preferable
  • Payroll experience an asset
  • Experience using HRIS Quadrant, Canesto (CIMS), AlayaCare and GP Dynamics an asset
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, practices, charitable and payroll tax laws, and reporting requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication in English required with additional preference for French language proficiency
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • Moderate level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Archived document control experience
  • Ability to interpret company policies and procedures
  • High level of personal integrity and confidentiality

To Apply

Please forward your resume no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to Alex Kuczak, Director of Human Resources by email:
Helping Hands
575 West Street S., Unit 13A
Orillia, ON. L3V 7N6
Fax: 705 325 8212
Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Closing Date: February 20, 2019
Employment Position, External