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Bookkeeper (Kingston)

At Gordon’s, our culture is deeply supportive and rich in opportunity and reward. You will help our clients thrive and our communities prosper, empowered by a spirit of shared purpose.

Whether you’re helping clients open a new life chapter, settle an estate or providing expert advice to our partners, you will be doing work that matters in the world, in an environment built on listening first, compassion, perpetual learning, empathy and positive outcomes.

What is the Opportunity?

Gordon’s provides peace of mind through our one-stop-shop real estate solutions for downsizers, estate trustees, and powers of attorneys. Presently, we are looking for a full time Bookkeeper.

Reporting to our part time Financial Controller, you will work closely with the other admin team members and also with the Real Estate Services team, to ensure our clients have a high-quality Gordon’s experience. In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of finance within the Company. You may also be asked on rare occasions to step in and assist with on-site support from the Real Estate Services team.

What will you do?

  • Accounts Payable

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Preparing preliminary and final statements of account for client files

  • Assisting with customer financial inquiries

  • Fielding incoming telephone and email inquiries from existing clients related to their file (project costs)

  • Supporting our partners (such as law firms, etc.) with streamlining the handoff of financial information as part of the client’s journey

  • Creating / editing documentation related to bookkeeper processes (to be built as you train)

  • Providing support and assistance to the Financial Controller related to:

  • Payroll processing

  • Project and corporate financial analysis and reporting

  • Meeting our financial obligations to the government

  • Other administrative tasks as required

  • Additional duties as experience increases and company growth requires

You are a team player who is:

  • Comfortable working in an office environment

  • Looking to grow and develop as a financial professional in a growing Company

  • Able to both follow a process as well as lead in the improvement of one

  • Comfortable with the idea of helping Seniors downsize or supporting executors with estate settlement at a difficult time in people’s lives

  • Willing to jump into and experience new tasks that support our team and client as well as figure out how to improve or automate old processes to support scaling as we grow

You are looking for:

  • A purposeful career delivering positive outcomes at a difficult time in people’s lives

  • The opportunity to impact both client and partner outcomes both directly and indirectly

  • Opportunities to problem solve and overcome challenges as part of a team

  • Regular working hours

  • Growth and development within the growing industry of downsizing and estate settlement

  • Base annual salary based on $22/hr - $25/hr based on experience

  • Additional compensation via our team bonus pool

What do you need to succeed?

Must Haves:

  • Minimum post-secondary degree or certificate in accounting OR professional bookkeeping experience

  • Ability to provide regular hours 5 days a week (8:30am - 5:00pm)

  • The ability to satisfactory pass a background check

  • The ability to work in-office

  • Bookkeeper certifications

  • Comfortable learning and adapting to new software, processes, etc. as we evolve

Nice to Haves:

  • 3-5 years of previous experience working in a fast-paced office or service industry environment.

  • Professional and hands on experience with Quickbooks

  • Knowledge of software platforms such as G-Suite, Trello, Zoom, Docusign

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best - progressive thinking to keep growing and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper.  We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual. You will also enjoy:

  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities

  • Opportunities to work with the best in the field

  • The ability to make a difference and to make a lasting impact

  • The ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team

  • Training, development and growth opportunities

How to Apply:

Apple via Indeed here with a a cover letter and CV/resume As a great candidate, you will demonstrate that you understand what we do and highlight why you are the right person to join our growing team.

Gordon’s interviews can incorporate behavioral type interview questions, to help us determine how well you align with our core values and in this role, we will be interested in hearing about your: Bookkeeping and team-player experience.

Please note that only applicants with the minimum Must Haves and who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Gordon’s Downsizing & Estate Services is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and invites applications from all qualified individuals.

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