Ready to contribute to a small start-up team with a big ambition?

We’re not your typical start-up. We co-design social services with people living most on the margins - not to make money, but to make social change. Over the next two years, we’re collaborating with some of Canada’s big nonprofits to build capacity to innovate from the ground-up. We’re looking for a Studio Manager to help us set-up our internal accounting systems and administrative processes so that we can grow and have more sustained impact.

Your role will be to help us create and maintain the structures that enable smooth working. You’ll also help keep our studio space(s) functional, source materials for events, and make sure we’re staying organized and within budget.

You’ll join an eclectic team of social scientists and designers who like to bring surprising and sometimes beautiful ideas to life. No week is exactly the same. We like a little adventure.

Surprise! Join our growing team here!

Key responsibilities

  • Creating admin processes that work for the team (e.g expenses)

  • Tracking and payment of invoices, bills, project expenses using Xero

  • Reconciliation of bank accounts

  • Processing and payment of GST, PST

  • Full cycle payroll

  • Maintenance of chart of accounts

  • Preparation of financial reports, budgets, and cash flow forecasts

  • Sourcing venues, materials, equipment

  • Setting-up groovy studio spaces in partner nonprofits  

  • Responding to emails, assisting with event scheduling, improving communication flows
  • Codifying processes in our team wiki

What we offer

Passion, creativity, a social mission, an international team, smoothies, movie nights, a comfy and light-filled space, flexibility, and a chance to shape how we organize work.

What you offer

  • Diploma/certification in bookkeeping, accounting or equivalent business experience

  • At least 2 years of full cycle bookkeeping  

  • Strong understanding of cloud tools for accounting, payroll management, CRM, project management, etc.

  • Awesome excel skills  (you can make one good looking spreadsheet)

  • Good local knowhow (can source materials, venues, etc.)

  • You’re a competent writer and all-around communicator

Who you are

  • You are a self-starter who enjoys a good challenge

  • You are detail oriented and very methodical

  • You enjoy setting-up structures that work - even if from scratch

  • You are dependable, take responsibility, and always make deadlines

  • You are a strong communicator and can say what you need

  • You are flexible and enjoy fast-paced and often changing work environments

  • You like to be creative where you can

Nuts & Bolts

  • This position is part-time.

  • Salary is negotiable (up to $24/hr), depending on experience and hours.

  • You’ll primarily work from our location in East Vancouver, but we have project sites across greater Vancouver. Access to a car is a plus.

Press this button to apply by March 25