Senior Accountant

Written on 09/30/2022
PORTICO Community Church

One Church, One Message, Many Expressions 


Company Information 


PORTICO Community Church is passionately committed to enabling followers of Christ to engage in a spiritual journey that will increase their capacity to know, follow and live as genuine disciples of Jesus. Our mission is helping people find their way back to God. We believe that the essence of this relationship is expressed through a life committed to spiritual formation, authentic & accountable relationships and missional activity. 


PORTICO is a community church that truly reflects the demographic mosaic of the Greater Toronto Area. Our church family consists of people of all ages, all walks of life and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Our unique composition is reflected in our church’s vision— One Church, One Message, Many Expressions. Our vision shapes the nature of our multi-campus church expressions, defines our three core strategic values, which are: 

  • CONNECT – provide multi-campus worship experiences for individuals to connect with, personally encounter and respond to the presence of God. 
  • GROW – provide opportunities for individuals to engage in authentic and accountable relationships to grow together in Christlikeness. 
  • SERVE – provide missional experiences, both inside and outside the church community, where individuals can discover meaningful and appropriate opportunities to serve Christ’s mission in the world. 


Senior Accountant 
Full-Time, Permanent 
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday 

Leadership Competencies 


PORTICO is a team-oriented environment and it is essential that you exhibit a servant-hearted leadership style that is characterized by Christ-like attitudes. The following competencies are essential to a successful working relationship with our staff and volunteers: 

  • Possess strong accounting and administrative experience. 
  • Possess a thorough understanding and exercising of the equipping gifts as outlined in Ephesians 4.
  • Maintain a personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
  • Has a heart for the ministry of PORTICO Community Church and the people of this church family.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and commitment to working in a large church, multi-staff setting.
  • Exhibit and nurture a passion for individual spiritual development.
  • Exercise open and honest communication.
  • Exercise a commitment to initiate reconciliation & restoration when offended.
  • Possess the ability to inspire, motivate and lead others. A passionate leader of people who understands the role of an equipping leader, passionately committed to training & empowering others to lead.
  • Express and maintain loyalty, confidentiality & support of the church leadership.
  • Actively participate in staff & leadership team meetings, events, retreats and special activities.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English. 





  • Post-secondary education in accounting. Preference is given to candidates with CA, CGA, CMA designation. Courses or certificates in financial management for nonprofit organizations, human resource management, and IT are considered an asset.
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in financial services with similar type and size of organization. Desirable to have experience in a church or non-profit entity.
  • 3-5 years of experience in financial management, in particular in the development, monitoring and reporting of the financial status of the organization and its various strategic and ministry initiatives.
  • Experienced in handling accounting, finance, payroll, a range of administrative, clerical, annual audit and executive support related tasks.
  • Possesses strong finance, bookkeeping, accounting skills with an understanding of fundamental accounting with the ability to review financial reports and maintain accuracy, integrity and conformance with policy/practices.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of computers and is proficient in accounting and payroll software programs, including Microsoft Office applications, advanced Excel capabilities and ACS Financial Suite.
  • Knowledge of Caseware and Caseview is desired.
  • Maintains confidentiality and trust in all situations.
  • Enjoys the accounting challenges of supporting PORTICO Community Church in the daily performance of duties and functions.
  • Reviews confidential financial documents and correspondence for procedural and conformance with policy.
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task projects and assignments, using good time management skills in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure, remain flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality that is crucial to this role.
  • Strong financial management acumen; knowledge of accounting procedures and protocols, budget administration and financial forecasting, analysis and reporting.
  • Compile, prepare and interpret accounting/financial data, bank reconciliation and other financial performance information.
  • Oversee the timely processing of donations received on a weekly basis, making payments to the PORTICO vendors and carrying out all aspects of payroll services.
  • Process the accurate recording of financial transactions in the general ledger for financial reporting purposes.
  • Responsible for the collection, preparation and interpretation of accounting/financial data, bank reconciliation and other financial performance information.
  • Ensure all appropriate internal controls are in place to achieve complete and accurate processing and reporting of cash movement.
  • Reconcile recorded data inconsistencies and errors.
  • Preparing timely reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or year-end basis for accounting and/or management information purposes.
  • Provide analysis/explanation for variances and trends in reporting figures.
  • Facilitate annual budget preparation and budget control.
  • Ensure proper accounting procedures, adequate internal controls, documentation and completion of annual audit in a timely manner.
  • Assist auditors when required.
  • Participate in special projects requiring analytical and/or accounting knowledge.
  • Payroll processing: Work alongside Central Support, Accounting Services to be able to provide a two-member processing of payroll and develop a training manual of all processes related to PORTICO’s payroll process.
  • Document retention of financial records, including cleaning up of old records and maintaining of electronic storage.
  • Monitor the cash position of PORTICO Community Church. 
  • Manage monthly bank reconciliations. 
  • Complete applications for supplies and vendors and maintain accurate and complete reporting by establishing effective accounting systems and procedures for all initiates. 
  • Manage effective purchasing, payment of invoices, and expense reporting. 
  • Manage bank transactions including wire transfers and keeping track of signing authorities. 




This position is often involved in sensitive situations and the individual may become aware of privileged information requiring sound judgment and discretion. Strict confidentiality must be maintained when dealing with the elder board, pastoral or congregational related issues. A violation of confidentiality is grounds for immediate dismissal. 


The above-mentioned responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all assigned responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions. PORTICO Community Church reserves the right to change, amend, delete or otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities and position titles as is deemed necessary to meet the vision, mission and needs of PORTICO Community Church. 



We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources at of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any material or processes used to ensure your equal participation. 

To apply for this job, please submit your resume and cover letter to: