Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit

Accountant

At least 6 months
Who we are:
The Amelia Foundation was created to provide healthcare to the companion animals of people experiencing homelessness. It is estimated that a quarter of people experiencing homelessness have a companion animal, most commonly dogs. Studies that have looked at this relationship have determined that having a companion animal provides friendship and responsibility, and significantly contributes to emotional wellbeing. Since people experiencing homelessness treasure their companion animals, they tend to prioritize them, which can sometimes come at a cost. Most shelters do not allow non-human animals, so those experiencing homelessness alongside their companion animals spend more time outside living on the streets. As the companion animals and their humans spend so much time together, the animal becomes very attached. This makes it difficult to go to job interviews, go grocery shopping, visit rental apartments, etc. The Amelia Foundation believes that healthcare is best when it is holistic; we want to provide not only medical care to companion animals of those experiencing homelessness, but also act as a bridge between the people experiencing homelessness and their companion animals and all of the resources that have become barriers for them.


Who we are looking for: 
The Amelia Foundation is looking for a volunteer accountant! 
Your primary responsibilities will include: 
General bookkeeping and accounting. 
Preparation of financial statements in accordance with standards for non-profit enterprises.
Examine and analyze accounting and financial records to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards, procedures and internal controls.
Preparation of statutory returns. 
Participate in special projects as assigned.
Accounting system implementation and administration.

A successful candidate will have: 
A college or university degree in accounting. CPA or equivalent preferred.
Prior accounting/bookkeeping experience 
Working knowledge of business software applications such as Word, Excel, Sage, QuickBooks.
Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.

We are still in the developmental process of our organization and are looking to establish a strong foundation for our finances. We have many exciting projects and collaborations that are being developed and would benefit greatly from a strong accounting framework going forward. We are looking for a volunteer accountant who is willing to commit to working with us long-term and understands the importance of this commitment. 
We need more visionaries who care deeply about the wellbeing of companion animals and have skillsets that would be beneficial to our organization. We value excellent communication skills, networking abilities, fearlessness and collaboration. We also use Google suite and Slack, thus experience in those platforms is preferred. 

How to apply:
Send your resumé to general@theameliafoundation.org and CC president@theameliafoundation.org. In the heading, please input: TAF Accountant Application. If you have a companion animal (or more than one!), we would love a picture and a description of your relationship with them! If you don’t have a companion animal, send us a picture of a non-human animal that brings you joy! We would prefer a cover letter as well, but it is not mandatory.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
We are a fun and fast-paced non-profit with big dreams and big plans to achieve them. We believe that surrounding yourself with positive and productive people will increase your own productivity and joy in life, so if you’re looking to add that extra spice and motivation, join us!
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit