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.
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.