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Current Volunteer Openings

  1. + Financial Reporting Accountant

    Position Overview:
    Working in the financial reporting team, the Financial Reporting Accountant will work alongside the Accountant and Procurement Specialist to ensure the timely delivery of the financial statements and requisite tax filings. The Financial Reporting Accountant will report directly to the Finance Committee Chair, as well as to the Executive Director.

    Responsibilities

    • Input of PeaceGeeks’ financial transactions into the general ledger of PeaceGeeks Society (hosted on QuickBooks) and PeaceGeeks International Society (prepared using Excel)
    • Preparation of the first draft of the quarterly financial statements and work alongside the Finance Team Lead and Treasurer to resolve any issues prior to finalization
    • Preparation of the charity tax return, not-for-profit tax return, and GST return
    • Coordinate with the Executive Director and other PeaceGeeks team members as necessary to discuss any issues of financial significance in preparing the financial reports
    • Remain informed as necessary on transactional issues with vendors, donors, and granting bodies, including review of vendor invoices, grant agreements, and other relevant supporting documentation
    • Summarize receivables by maintaining invoice accounts, coordinating monthly transfer to AR account, verifying totals, and preparing aging reports.

    Qualifications

    • Obtained or working towards a Canadian accounting designation
    • 3+ years of work experience as an accountant
    • Familiar with Not-for-Profit accounting standards
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct accounting or tax research as necessary
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and QuickBooks
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to take work effectively on a team
    • Ability to handle confidential information and maintain a high degree of ethics
    • Ability to commit to 15-20 hours per fiscal quarter, and able to visit PeaceGeeks’ HQ on a bi-weekly basis to meet with the Executive Director

    Benefits:

    • Gaining practical experience working on projects with multinational teams across the world
    • Learning about relevant international issues that we work on
    • Making an impactful contribution to peace building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places
    • Collaborating and networking with an amazing group of volunteers
    • Personal and professional development
  2. + Procurement Specialist - Accounting

    The Organization:

    PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights. We develop partnerships with these organizations to provide meaningful support designed to increase their skills, effectiveness and impact. We see a world where everyone can leverage technology to make peace and human rights a lived reality.

    Position Overview:

    Working in the financial reporting team, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for the execution of routine payroll processing for PeaceGeeks’ employees, as well as the timely payment of vendors. The successful candidate exhibits great attention to detail and prepares numbers with a high degree of accuracy. The Procurement Specialist reports to the Finance Committee Chair.    

    Responsibilities:

    • Use QuickBooks platform to process monthly/bi-weekly/semi-monthly (to be determined) payroll cycle for the organization’s employees
    • Take appropriate source deductions as required per Canadian law
    • Review and ensure accuracy of approved advances, expenses, and travel claims
    • Prepare month-end payroll journal entries and reporting integrating into the QuickBooks system
    • Maintain employee records, ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis
    • File necessary tax reports
    • Review and verify vendor invoices and cheque requests
    • Sort and code vendor invoices according to project budget
    • Enter vendor invoices into QuickBooks system
    • 1+ years of experience in an accounting or financial reporting role
    • Experience working in the payroll function of an organization, with a working knowledge of the required source deductions under Canadian employment law, including CPP, EI, and vacation pay.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and QuickBooks
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to take work effectively on a team
    • Ability to handle confidential information and maintain a high degree of ethics

    Benefits:

    • Make an impactful contribution to peace-building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places  
    • Collaborate and networking with an executive-level group of dedicated volunteers and board members
    • Increase knowledge about relevant international issues and projects that PeaceGeeks work on
    • Partner with multinational teams across the world
    • Strengthen personal and professional development

    Time Commitment:

    Ability to commit to 15-20 hours per fiscal quarter, and able to visit PeaceGeeks’ HQ on a bi-weekly basis to meet with the Executive Director

    How to Apply:           

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to http://peacegeeks.org/volunteer. 

  3. + Vice Chair of Community

    Position Overview:

    The Vice Chair of Community will work closely assisting the Chair of Community to provide strategic leadership to the Community Committee. Specifically, the Vice Chair will support and coordinate all activities relating to the design, development and implementation of an internal engagement program with an initial focus on volunteers and staff. The position would be best suited to a mature individual with a well-rounded experience of community engagement, organizational structure and operations that includes working with diverse groups of people, and who possesses a passion for peace and human rights complemented with technology. This is a long-term and flexible volunteer position and the Vice Chair of Community will report directly to the Chair of Community, as well as to the Executive Director.

    The Community Committee mandate is to create a dynamic, vibrant and inclusive culture and experience for volunteers, staff and stakeholders that reflect the ideals and aspirations of the organization. The Community Committee also works closely with other internal committees such as marketing and fundraising to coordinate activities and to ensure alignment with organizational objectives.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work alongside the Community Chair to implement a robust and inclusive internal engagement strategy
    • Assume responsibilities of the Community Chair in the Chair’s absence
    • Work closely with the Recruitment Team Lead in an advisory capacity to provide guidance and input to refining onboarding materials, volunteer tracking and new community programs
    • Lead the event planning process and volunteer metrics, while providing perspectives on volunteer retention strategies 
    • Provide strategy in the planning and execution of volunteer events and programs
    • Assist in the development of committee updates and data management
    • Collaborate with other key committee volunteers to ensure programs are coordinated and relevant to other PeaceGeeks activities.
    • Ensure the Community Committee achieves its performance goals and assist in the collection and quantification of data and metrics
    • Attend in-person meetings at PeaceGeeks office from time-to-time

    Qualifications:

    • 3 years of experience working in a corporate or non-profit environment, with a background in strategy, communications, human resources, or related fields considered as a strong asset
    • Proven ability to manage multiple project deliverables and work within a fluid work environment
    • Capable of defining how challenges can transition into opportunities for our stakeholders
    • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment
    • Innate ability to build and sustain beneficial relationships that mutually serves involving parties’ interests
    • Firm organizational skills and the ability to produce email and written correspondences are essential
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn other systems
    • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM is considered an asset

    Benefits:

    • Join a Google award-winning organization that will change the world for the better
    • Making an impactful contribution to peace building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places  
    • Collaborate and network with a senior to executive-level group of dedicated volunteers and board members
    • Increase knowledge about relevant international issues and PeaceGeeks projects
    • Partner with multinational teams across the world
    • Strengthen personal and professional development