Freelance Accountant/Bookkeeper

BEST is hiring a Freelance Contract Bookkeeper/Accountant

This is a freelance position requiring approximately 8-12 hours of work per week. Seasonal variation with a busier summer season and slower winter season is expected. Applicant must be available two days per week. Some flexibility as to working hours, days and location will be provided, but some hours on payroll day (every second Tuesday) required.

Pay: $21 an hour

Reports to: General Manager, BEST

About us: BEST, or Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, is a non-profit organization that has been promoting sustainable transportation since 1991. Our vision: Through sustainable transportation, we build vibrant, inclusive communities. Our mission: To activate better transportation options through initiatives, collaboration and leadership.

Our current programs, services and social enterprises enable and encourage people to use sustainable transportation. These include The Bicycle Valet, Parkbus, Seniors Transportation Access and Resources (STAR), Commuter Challenge, Living Streets and WalkSide.

Job tasks:

  • Process and manage direct deposit payroll for approximately 4 full time staff members year-round, 3 contractors, 5 seasonal full time staff, and up to 30 seasonal casual staff members.

  • Prepare, manage and collect invoices from clients and sponsors (accounts receivable)

  • Prepare organizational cheques and other payments as needed (accounts payable)

  • Prepare year-end (calendar year) materials for external reviewer

  • Be involved with year-end review with external reviewer and BEST General Manager

  • Prepare and file organizational Charity return

  • Advise General Manager on cashflow management

  • Day to day banking of the organization

  • Prepare GST, PST and WCB

  • Preparing tax receipts for donations

  • Recording all revenue and expenses according to program/project type

  • Processing cash donations in summer

  • Help preparing final reports for BC Gaming Commissions and other funders

  • Job duties subject to change at discretion of employer

Skills & Experience:


  • Experience working with non-profits and charities

  • Experience with Quickbooks and ADP

  • Strong communication and organization skills

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team


  • Experience working with social enterprises

  • Passionate about sustainable transportation

  • Proficient with cloud based technology such as Google Drive, Quickbooks online, online banking

  • Experience with Canada Helps or other online donation software


How to Apply: Email Resume and Cover Letter to Posting will close Friday, February 16 or until position is filled.

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