Finance Officer – Accounts Payable


Ottawa, ON

Reports to

Manager of Accounting


The Liberal Party of Canada is seeking a Finance Officer – Accounts Payable for an opportunity to join a dedicated team of staff to support Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team.

We are looking for someone who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit for our culture and team. If you want to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and want to take part in empowering Canadians to engage in the democratic process and play an active role in promoting Liberal values, then we want to hear from you!

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, the Finance Officer Position is responsible for various accounting and analytical activities and provide support to payables standards; and to assist the Controller as needed.

What we are looking for

  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professionalism
  • Attention to details
  • Critical Thinking
  • Client Service focus
  • Team Work

What you’ll be doing

  • Entering and verifying expense claims and procurement cards, processing vendor invoices, and working on other documentation related to Accounts payable with established procedures
  • Post expense reimbursement requests, including review of receipts, calculation of the HST refund and review of approvals
  • Prepare and issue EFT/cheques in timely manner in accordance with payment policy and due dates
  • Corporate credit card reconciliation and integration into the accounting system
  • Maintain and administer Expense Reporting System and invoice-filing system
  • Administer vendor database and set up new vendors as necessary
  • Assist with month-end process and accounts reconciliation
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly finance reports
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual Elections Canada reports
  • Assist with the improvement of internal control around AP processes
  • Provide support for special projects, statutory reporting and audit requirements
  • Other duties as required

You’ll need to have

  • Graduation from a college accounting certification program or higher
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years’ experience in accounting related field
  • Bilingualism fluency, English/French both spoken and written is mandatory
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), including the use of pivot tables
  • Prior experience with Great Plains including accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger modules
  • Ability to delegate and lead others as required
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to work either independently or with little supervision
  • Knowledge of GAAP and if possible Elections Canada regulation and reporting requirements is an asset

Your working conditions

  • Dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Occasional Overtime may be required
  • Permanent, Full-Time Position

What we offer you

  • Health and dental benefits
  • Life and critical illness insurance
  • Short term and long term disability plan
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Maternity/Parental leave top-ups
  • Flexible schedule arrangements
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Prime downtown location close to transit and shopping
  • Free Gym membership and shower facilities
  • Bike lockers

Deadline to Apply

July 8, 2022


The Liberal Party of Canada is committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized people, LGBTQ2 people, people living with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups. If you identify as a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.

If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact Sandra Colin at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Should an offer of employment be presented to you, the offer will be conditional upon the candidates attesting to their fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 and providing proof of such vaccination. The Liberal Party of Canada is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all requests for accommodation based on a medical contraindication, religion or another prohibited ground for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Should you require accommodation, please email