Working at Brunswick Street Mission


Thank you for your interest in Brunswick Street Mission. We have the following staff position available at this time:


Position:  Bookkeeper (Temporary)

The Brunswick Street Mission, located in Halifax, seeks to inspire a better quality of life that addresses physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs for those experiencing poverty. We achieve this by providing essential services to the community, while maintaining a commitment to addressing the root causes of poverty within the Halifax Region. Our essential services include Trusteeship through the In-Trust program, Tax Program, Outreach, Clothing Centre, Food Bank and Breakfast Program. 

The Mission is looking to hire a Bookkeeper. This is a temporary (3 months) part-time position and has the potential of becoming a permanent position based on funding availability and operational needs.

Hours of work are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am -12:00 noon (flexibility in hours of work possible).

Position Summary:

  • Processing accounts payable, including reconciling invoices and statements for vendors. 
  • Overseeing distribution and maintaining records of donated gift cards. 
  • Preparing cheques for signature and records payments into the General Ledger.
  • Maintaining the integrity of database accounting systems by regularly updating files, reports, and spreadsheets.  May include vendor lists, employee payroll data, or similar information.
  • Preparing and record the deposits into the General Ledger.
  • Making weekly bank deposits.
  • Preparing assigned bank reconciliations for the Mission and In-Trust accounts and monthly visa reconciliations.
  • Preparing month-end financial reports for review by the Treasurer.
  • Assisting Executive Director and Treasurer in any other additional reports required for the monthly Board meetings.
  • Assisting with the year-end audit preparation.
  • Assisting the Executive Director with the maintenance of the filing system including payroll, payables, and other confidential files.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Annual Report.  
  • Assisting the Executive Director and Director of Fundraising and Development as needed.
  • Demonstrating positive and supportive interaction with clients, volunteers, board members, staff, donors, funders, suppliers, and the general public.
  • Promoting the works of the Mission in a positive and beneficial manner


  • Diploma or formal education in Accounting or a related field.
  • At least three years of work experience in the following areas:
    • Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll 
    • HST and GST legislation as it relates to non-profit organizations
    • GAAP
    • General office procedures
    • MS Word, Excel, and other related accounting software.
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks and Fundmetrics, is an asset.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Have good communication skills – both written and verbal. 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A criminal record check is required.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to, reference “Bookkeeper 2021” in the subject line. The deadline for application is June  25, 2021.