Accounting Supervisor

Toronto (City), Ontario
$95,949.00 - $118,971.00
May 17, 2024
May 31, 2024
Job Sectors
Not for Profit
CPA status

ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, the Accounting Supervisor primarily oversees day-to-day operation of the assigned functional areas and provides a strong leadership in continuously improving functional efficiency and effectiveness. This position is 1 of 2 Supervisors on the team.





  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Accounts Payable, Payroll and other functions within Finance & Accounting 
  • Adheres to established deadlines, responsible for deliverables with accuracy and in a timely manner.
  • Ensures timely closing of accounting periods and completion of monthly reconciliations and schedules.
  • Leads, supports and mentors team members within Accounts Payable, Payroll and other functions within Finance & Accounting, to achieve professional growth and operational efficiency.
  • Ensures financial processes are in compliance with Ministry of Children & Youth Services (MCYS) Directives and Agency’s established guidelines/procedures.
  • Ensures strong internal controls over assigned functions to mitigate financial risks. Reviews and updates system controls, policies and procedures as required. Supports Agency staff in policy and procedure changes.
  • Reviews and develops accounting policies and process procedures in accordance with Agency standards; provides leadership in the implementation of process improvement.
  • Researches and implements improved functional service standards and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) based on best practices.
  • Compiles and analyses large volume of data to support various department metrics and KPIs. Identifies action plans to improve performance where necessary.
  • Engages and collaborates with other branches and teams to support overall Agency goals and objectives.
  • Provides guidance and support to staff and evaluates staff performance in accordance with the Collective Agreement and Agency standards.
  • Ensures Agency’s Code of Ethics, Confidentiality, Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism, Harassment & Discrimination policies, etc. are incorporated into self and team.
  • Creates and leads a team that reflects diversity, support differences and encourage different perspectives. 
  • Uses sound judgment in consideration of financial resources within branch/departmental budget.
  • Ensures compliance with Agency’s financial policies and procedures, as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.) and MCYS accounting standards.
  • Works and ensures all staff members works in a safe manner in accordance with the Society’s health and safety policies and procedures and all relevant legislation.
  • Participates as a member of the Finance Services Management Team providing strategic direction for the Finance Department
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.




Education and Experience 

  • University degree or a College diploma in a related field.
  • Holds or working toward to a recognized professional designation such as CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) or PLP (Payroll Leadership Professional) and continue to maintain the appropriate professional membership in Ontario; and
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible working experience in accounting.

Knowledge and Skills 

  • High proficiency in managing full accounting close cycles and resolving complex general ledger reconciliation discrepancies.
  • Experience in developing and writing of accounting policy and practical process documentation.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in order to work effectively with various levels of staff in receiving or providing information.
  • Strong relationship building and people skills to report on complex issues and facilitate co-operation among diverse groups.
  • Works well in a team environment with the Finance and other non-Finance departments
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of independence solving complex problems, and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and follow a systematic method in managing large sets of data.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment. 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to deal with large volumes of work and multiple priorities. 
  • Results oriented with a self-motivated bias for action.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Supervisory skills to coordinate and provide guidance to the staff reporting to this position. 
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in the operation of a computerized accounting system such as Oracle, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Knowledge and experience working with an ERP system.
  • Sound knowledge of Canadian G.A.A.P. standards and practices


  • Experience and knowledge of the Public Sector Accounting standards and Child Welfare sector in Ontario.
  • Proficiency in a secondary language




Accommodation at CAST 


We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416-924-4640 x2300. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  


Equity Hiring Strategy and Application Process  


The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAS of Toronto) is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the population of Toronto as well as the diverse communities we serve. 


For this specific career opportunity to support our Equity Hiring Strategy, CAS of Toronto is inviting applications from qualified individuals who self-identify as being part of one or more of the following under-represented groups: 


persons with diabilities 2SLGBTQ+ women During the online application process, applicants will have the opportunity to complete the Employment Equity questionnaire, to indicate if they self-identify as being part of one or more of the above under-represented groups. Answering the questionnaire is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes outlined in this program. If the questionnaire is not completed by an applicant, they will not be considered as being from an equity seeking group. 


The information collected will help us identify qualified applicants from the listed under-represented groups for this specific opportunity as part of our Equity Hiring Strategy. In addition, information provided will be used to understand the diversity of candidates that apply to roles within CAS of Toronto. A summary of the responses to this questionnaire will be used to help assess application trends and inform the development of enhanced and future recruitment programs which are equitable and accessible. 


Qualified applicants who are interested in this opportunity can apply for position by submitting their application consisting of a cover letter and resume by clicking the Apply button below (at, fax (416-324-2400), or mail (30 Isabella Street, 5th Floor) to the attention of Human Resources.


Applications for this position must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM on FRIDAY MAY 31, 2024.


Please note: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the posting period. Early submission is recommended. We thank all applicants for their interest; please note that only those who are under consideration will be contacted.