Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.
Shelter Movers Montreal Region has been operational since September 2020. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.
Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients. While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay home, we must remember that home isn’t a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may have to spend more time in isolation with their abuser. Job loss and financial insecurity have also become more prevalent during the pandemic, statistically leading to an increase in gender-based violence. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in the demands for our services since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Bookkeeper will have an integral role in the Finance Team of Shelter Movers Montreal Region. The main duties include creating financial transactions by posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices for Shelter Movers Montreal Region. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.
Maintain account records for the chapter
Advise Chapter Director
and Finance Manager on financial strategy
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
Provide clerical and administrative support to the Administrative Team as needed
Identify new processes to improve security and efficiency in financial transactions and accounting
Supports annual budget planning as well as annual financial audit
Skills, Experience and Education
Familiarization with bookkeeping processe
Experience with accounting software considered an asset
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Ability to exercise tact and discretion, including protecting donor/guest information
Professional, outgoing manner
A positive, 'can-do' attitude
High attention to detail
Bilingual preferred, English professional level required.
Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, complete and pass a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session. Bookkeepers will be completing additional role-specific training.
Estimated Time Requirement
2-3 hours per week, depending on the project and the type of work performed by each team member
This is an unpaid volunteer position
As a Bookkeeper at Shelter Movers:
Make a positive impact helping women and children transition away from violence/abuse
Gain experience in finance, with coaching and support from an experienced professional in the field
Receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training opportunities
Work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters
After 3 months of satisfactory service, a confirmation of volunteering can be provided. After 6 months, we'd be happy to provide a personalized reference letter
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org