February 17, 2023

We’re Hiring! Accountant


Position Description

STATUS: Permanent Full Time

Member of the NAPE Local 7018 Bargaining Unit CLASSIFICATION: Accountant

SALARY RANGE: To be inserted into Schedule B of the Collective Agreement


The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) is the official trade union for 5,300 registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Led and inspired by our members, RNU works to protect the rights of RNs and NPs, to ensure fair and equitable working conditions and to advocate for the delivery of high quality, publicly funded health care.



The Accountant takes care of all financial matters within a company, such as keeping and interpreting financial records. They may oversee responsibilities like reconciling bank statements and calculating payroll to keep their company in strong financial standing.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Accountant is responsible for overseeing a discrete function of the accounting and financial segment of the RNUNL assisting in the management of the overall finance operation. This position oversees the day to day functions of the accounting department which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable and maintenance of the general ledger requiring the accurate and timely payment and subsequent reporting to senior management. The Accountant prepares and provides monthly reconciliations for the organization.

The Accountant will review approved payment vouchers and travel claims for payment for ensuring all requirements of the RNU policy manual are adhered to and all financial control has been exercised.

This position reviews and approves encumbrances, requisitions and journal vouchers ensuring that all applicable processing requirements are adhered to. The Accountant will be responsible for preparing quarterly and yearend financial statements, providing reports, documentation and/or support to management, executive, board of directors including the finance committee and auditors as required. The Accountant may be required to assist in the development of accounting/financial policies and guidelines.

The Accountant is a key member of the RNUNL team. Under the direction of the Director of Corporate Services, this position is responsible for the strategic and tactical execution of the RNUNL’s financial strategy and operational plan. The Accountant advises on a wide range of complex finance issues, as well as contributing to designated best practices across the organization. This position functions to deliver timely solutions that support the business and ensures an inclusive productive team in accordance with both company practices and the RNU policy manual, as well as external employment legislation.



Oversees the accounting function of the organization. Ensures accurate recording and reporting of financial information. Produces financial statements, analyzes financial information and provides advice on financial matters.

Ensures financial recording accuracy and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and established internal controls and procedures. Investigates and follows up to discuss, correct or report unusual or questionable entries or account balances.

Analyzes, produces trial balances of, and reconciles balance sheet accounts; makes adjustments as necessary.

Monitors and analyzes cash flow, expenditures, journal and ledger entries, bank statements, account activity and other accounting and financial records. Makes recommendations to management with respect to financial matters.

Produces annual and/or monthly budgets and cash flow projections, financial statements and other financial reports required by senior management, board of directors, regulatory bodies, and funders.

Accounts payable, including preparation and disbursement of cheques, cash payments, credit payments, pre-paid payments and confirmation of automatic debit payments.

Prepares, maintains and reconciles current bank balances and petty cash, ensuring sufficient funds are on deposit.

Prepares employer-related documents and forms for records of employment, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, taxation, T4s or other required employment-related reporting.

Provides relief for other office support and clerical employees, during periods of increased workload, or during periodic or temporary absences.



3 to 5 years of accounting experience, preferably in unionized institutions.

Minimum 3-year specialized post secondary diploma program in accounting or business.

Successful completion or near completion of a professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset.

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office – Advanced skills required in Excel Spread sheeting and Formulas.

Experience with Sage 50, accounts Payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll (Ceridian).

Experience and training in payroll administration.

A combination of education and work experience may be considered.



Please submit your resume and cover letter to David Hammond, Director of Corporate Services at info@rnunl.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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