Accounting Clerk (full-time, permanent, hybrid)

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. Our mission is protect and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of working people, and to promote their full and inclusive work participation, by providing and mobilizing high-quality, relevant research in two broad areas: work as a determinant of health and health as a determinant of work.

IWH is currently seeking an experienced and qualified person to fill the position of Accounting Clerk.

Core duties and responsibilities

  • Process and reconcile all invoices, employee expenses, payments and corporate card statements
  • Seek out and document the appropriate authorization and approvals to back up all transactions
  • Ensure accurate tracking and accounting of all accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare cheque payment and online payment of invoices
  • Follow up regularly with outstanding receivables
  • Prepare bank reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries using the SAGE300 accounting system
  • Verify all supporting documents, and code, log and review them for accuracy
  • Gather, validate and process all time and expenses related to specific projects and consulting contracts
  • Support the Financial Controller with month-end and quarterly report preparation
  • Respond to vendors and staff inquiries on payment status of claims and invoices

Qualifications and experience

  • University degree or college diploma (in business/office administration or accounting)
  • Minimum of three years of accounting experience using the SAGE300 accounting platform
  • Exceptional MS Office skills, with particularly strong and demonstrable skills in Excel
  • Previous bookkeeping experience, including A/R and A/P posting and multiple-project cost allocations
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a busy, deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work and collaborate in a hybrid work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply corporate accounting policies and procedures
  • A commitment to provide the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Very high attention to detail and commitment to ensuring work is accurate
  • Exceptional organizational skills, keen attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, and ability to learn the business.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and provide recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Self motivated and a strong work ethic, with a focus on client service (internally and externally).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization.

Salary range

The organization offers a competitive overall compensation package based on the candidate’s skill and experience. This includes base salary in the range of $50,000-$60,000, as well as a group benefit package, defined-benefit pension plan, flexible work schedule, paid personal days and four weeks’ annual vacation. This is a full-time, permanent role in a hybrid work environment based in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Application details

To apply and be considered for this exciting position, please email a cover letter and résumé in a single MS Word or PDF file, noting your compensation expectations and potential start date if you were the successful candidate. Submissions that do not follow this process will be rejected. We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Applications will be accepted until June 16, 2023.

Please email applications to:

Derek Wills 
Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services 
400 University Avenue, Suite 1800 
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S5 

IWH is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values and promotes diversity. IWH encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ2S+ persons, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact Derek Wills at or (416) 927-2027, ext. 2115 to discuss their needs. 

About IWH

IWH, guided by a Board of Directors and an international Scientific Advisory Committee, conducts and shares relevant, applicable and high-quality research to protect and improve the health,  safety and wellbeing of working people, and to promote their full and inclusive work participation. IWH’s research examines the inter-relationships between work and health from worker, workplace and system perspectives.

IWH supports an active knowledge transfer and exchange program, which implements interactive strategies to transfer research findings to key decision-makers. IWH also trains and mentors the next generation of work and health researchers. 

IWH is committed to excellent working conditions, a cooperative team environment for its employees, and transparent, diverse and fair recruiting practices of staff and trainees. 

IWH operates with the support of the Government of Ontario. 

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