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Canadian Mental Health Association – Accounts Payable Clerk

Canadian Mental Health Association

Accounts Payable Clerk

(Full Time Temporary)



The Accounts Payable Clerk reports to the Director, Finance & Administration, and is responsible for processing invoices received for payment in an accurate, efficient and timely manner. A number of related tasks are included in this function, such as coding and matching of invoices/receipts, ensuring approval of invoices, filing and other duties as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Processing accounts payable (including verifying approval of invoices, data entry/printing and mailing cheques;
  • Ensure correct coding and matching of invoices/receipts
  • Reconcile vendor statements and communicate with vendors and/or department leaders regarding any discrepancies;
  • Reconciliation of AP sub ledger with G/L control;
  • Set up and maintain AP vendor records and database;
  • Keep track, process and reconcile payments and expenditures, in compliance with financial policies and procedures;
  • Scanning, filing, storage and organization of accounting documents.


You have successfully completed post-secondary accounting or bookkeeping courses and have a minimum of 2 years work experience in an accounting related role (preferably Accounts Payable). An equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience may be considered.

You will also bring the following skills, knowledge and ability to the role:

  • A solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounts payable/receivable principles;
  • Strong organizational skills and thrive in a fast paced, deadline driven environment;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Able to deal with confidential information with a high degree of diplomacy;
  • Positive and professional attitude and the ability to work cooperatively with others;
  • Basic understanding of applicability of GST/HST/QST to invoices in various provinces;
  • Strong MS Excel skills are necessary; at a minimum, the candidate must currently be using Excel on a regular basis as part of their current role;
  • Strong team player, “can-do” attitude; flexible and efficient to get the job done;
  • Excellent data entry skills along with a knack for numbers;
  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office and Sage ERP (Accpac).




This position is located at the CMHA BC Division office located in downtown Vancouver and is a short walk from the Burrard skytrain station.

  • This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) temporary position;
  • The rate of pay is $25 per hour.

This position is a unionized position under the Community Subsector Association Collective Agreement




Please submit your resume along with a cover letter, clearly documenting how you satisfy the requirements outlined in this job posting to by 5 p.m. March 17, 2020. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Given the intended reach of this program, we are actively seeking applications from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.



Founded in 1918, The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health and addiction, CMHA helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and/or addiction.

We are an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.