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We're Hiring! MiningWatch Canada Seeks Accounting Services

Position: Accountant

Term: One-year contract, part-time (average 12 hours/month), with possibility of renewal

Location: Ottawa and environs (work is mostly remote but with in-person component)

Compensation: $35-40 hourly, depending on experience

Starting date: January 3, 2022


The Accountant will provide management of accounts of MiningWatch Canada and its sister organisation, the Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment, and Health. The Accountant will keep both organizations aligned with provincial and federal tax laws, track income and expenses, and manage accounts payable and receivable. The  Accountant will report to the Fundraising & Operations Coordinator.



  • Tracking and managing financial data (20-25 transactions/month on average)
  • Post journal entries
  • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Maintain general ledgers and financial statements
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met related to GST/HST compliance and filings
  • Reconcile accounts and prepare trial balance of books
  • Prepare annual federal returns (T2 Corporation Income Tax Return, T3010 Registered Charity Information Return, T1044 Non-Profit Organization Information Return, etc.)


  • Support audits for MiningWatch Canada, its projects, and the Canary Research Institute
  • Prepare working papers for annual year-end audits
  • Liaise with external auditors as required


  • Input and maintain budget information into the accounting system

Financial Reporting

  • Generate forecasts and cashflow projections for quarterly Finance Committee meetings
  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports
  • Prepare tax returns
  • Prepare T4s and ROEs
  • Prepare for the year-end financial reporting and reconciliations
  • Produce financial reports to funders, co-management team and Boards of Directors
  • Notify co-managers of any accounting errors


  • A relevant post-secondary degree or certificate in Accounting
  • Five years of proven experience in a similar role, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in Canada and auditing standards
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and advanced skills in spreadsheets
  • Proven experience in preparing personal and corporate taxes in Ontario and Quebec
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks while adhering to tight deadlines
  • The ability to communicate complex financial data with other members


Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé as one document to Alexandra Kazakova at [email protected] The position will stay open until it’s filled. Applications must include “Accounting - Your name” in the subject  line of the e-mail. We thank all those who apply; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Selected candidates should be available for the first round of interviews from. Candidates should be legally entitled to work in Canada. MiningWatch will not provide relocation support to the Ottawa region. 


MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Indigenous, and labour organisations from across the country. The organization works to provide timely support to mining-affected communities and related organizations; to do research and analysis of industrial mining and related policies and laws, in Canada and concerning Canadian mining operations abroad; to engage in related campaigns and movement building; and to advocate for greater protections for Indigenous peoples and affected communities, including women and mineworkers, as well as justice and reparations for harms from mining through changes to the policies, laws and economic conditions that perpetuate mining-related abuses and injustice.

MiningWatch is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build an inclusive and diverse team. We encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team. Please advise if you require accommodation during the application process.