Accounts Payable and Special Projects – Job Posting 1395

YouthLink believes in the potential of every youth. We are dedicated to providing them with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to make positive life choices. We provide youth with brief and ongoing counselling, in-home wraparound support, shelter, housing, educational support, and safe drop-in spaces.  YouthLink works towards equitable outcomes for youth in our community and, as such, is committed to equity-based hiring practices.  We are seeking candidates who demonstrably operate and practice from an equity informed lens. 

YouthLink is the place to be for an enthusiastic, innovative and talented industry professional – like you. If you are adaptable to change, committed to continuous personal development, and keeping on top of emerging technologies, trends and best practices, this is where you want to be. 

YouthLink Benefits are Top of Class!

  • Competitive pay
  • Health & dental coverage for you and your family with 100% premium cost paid by employer.
  • Annual vacation with pay at 1.66 working days for each calendar month to a maximum of 20 working days per year.
  • 5 ‘authorized absence’ days for family illness or emergency circumstances that prohibit employees from reporting to work.
  • 3 paid agency days every calendar year after 3 calendar months’ service.
  • Maternity / parental /adoption leave top-up payments (to top-up Canadian government unemployment benefit payments).
  • 100% premium cost for long-term disability coverage paid by employee.
  • Eligibility to participate in pension plan after 2 years of continuous service with generous matching contribution from employer.

Accounts Payable and Special Projects

(Permanent, Full-time 35 hours per week)

Bargaining Unit Position

The Accounts Payable and Special Projects position reports to the Senior Manager, Accounting and is responsible for supporting all aspects of the accounts payable cycle. This position also significantly assists the Special Project Consultant who works directly with the Director, Finance & Administration to research and implement special projects that will modernize the finance function and improve efficiencies and effectiveness.

Highlights of Your Role

Accounts Payable

Provides support to the Director, Finance & Administration and to the Senior Manager, Accounting in all aspects of the accounts payable cycle, assisting with special projects and supporting the finance team.

Supports and administers accounts payable, including matching invoices with purchase order or cheque requests, confirming coding, entering invoices, preparing payment reports for approval, preparing transfers or cheques and resolving any supplier accounts disputes.

Prepares the bank reconciliation, including cash receipts, petty cash transfer entries and reconciliations, and other bank items.

This position also assists in other tasks to help the Senior Manager, Accounting support YouthLink reach its financial priorities.

May be requested to assists in preparing for the annual audit and for the annual budget process and other tasks as needed.

Special Projects

Works closely with the Special Projects Consultant to support research and recommendations of special projects that will modernize the finance function, as determined by the Director, Finance & Administration and the Chief Executive Director.

Collaborates with staff and other stakeholders:

This position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Accounting with a dotted line to the Special Projects Consultant and the Director, Finance & Administration.   The position also interacts with Directors, Managers and other staff across the organisation, on occasion.

Growth and Development:

Participates in team meetings as required. Participates in all mandatory professional training provided by the Agency.

  • Supports Organization’s Strategy:
  • Actively contributes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall Plan.
  • Has a deep commitment to participating in equity work, including engaging in all work the agency undertakes to combat Anti-Black Racism. 
  • Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink.

Highlights of What You Bring


  • Diploma or Degree in Accounting, Economics or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Any training program in accounts payable function.


  • 2 years work experience; experience in accounting for not-for-profits is an asset.
  • Working experience or trained in ACCPAC/Sage is required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite: Excel, Word, Power-point, Access
  • Knowledge of on-line banking transfers/payment procedures and other system integrations with accounting systems
  • Ability to follow instructions easily and explain status of assignments
  • Ability to multi-task and handle strict deadlines

Additional Requirements

  • Open to attending YouthLink training to gain an understanding and knowledge of systemic barriers and oppression rooted in colonization, racism, transphobia, classism, misogyny, moralism, ableism, and how they impact young people.
  • Strong professional network and knowledge of relevant community resources
  • Ability to exercise professionalism and sound judgment in conflict and stressful situations
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills and time management skills.
  • Accurate  / attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to handle confidentiality.
  • Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check.
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required.

Work Hours:

  • 35 working hours per week based at 636 Kennedy Road.

Salary Range: $48,645 – $55,109

Full Job description available here:

How to Apply:

  • Submit application to – Please quote posting #1395 in the subject line.
  • YouthLink is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve.  We believe lived experience is an aspect of what makes an individual qualified for a role.  As such, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact
  • Job Application closing date is Open until Filled.