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Assistant Finance Manager

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

(Will be trained to assume future Management role)

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic has an immediate opening for a Full-Time, Assistant Finance Manager.


  • Assist Financial manager in all financial related activities
  • Full cycle accounting (AP and AR) including current knowledge of accepted accounting
  • Principles for Not-for-Profit organizations
  • Process AP/AR and Collections for proper coding and reconciliation of accounts in a timely manner
  • Process full cycle payroll, including ROE’s, T4’s …
  • Month end journal entries, assist with preparation of financial statements
  • Bank reconciliation of revenue and expense accounts
  • GL account reconciliations and month end journal entries into GL
  • Processing of Invoices
  • Preparation of all deposits
  • Monitoring and review of issued credit cards
  • Maintain files and records
  • Letter of good standing and contractor’s reports
  • Prepare for and participate in audit
  • Monitoring and control of petty cash
  • Assist with completion of reports for all Museum special events and projects
  • Assist with monitoring and completing of comparison and projection reports
  • Report abnormalities to appropriate staff /authorities
  • Knowledge and experience in budgeting and forecasting

What you possess

  • Bachelors or equivalent degree with bookkeeping/accounting focus preferred
  • Certification from a recognized accounting program/ Combination Business
  •  Administration/Accounting program
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience working in a financial setting
  • Experience in data base management including retail programs – point of sale an asset
  • Experience working with volunteer board of directors
  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operations
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Xero, Vend and Shopify a definite asset
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate focus, positive attitude, professionalism, and teamwork
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and oral)

Closing Date: September 9, 2022

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to:  A. Saunders, General Manager


We thank all candidates for your interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.