About LivingWorks

For nearly four decades, we’ve wondered: how can we make the world a better place? At LivingWorks, that comes in the form of saving lives from suicide. We make it possible with innovative, evidence-based training that can empower anyone to recognize someone’s distress and take action to keep them safe. Everyone has a role to play, and we have a training program for every role.

We’ve grown a lot over the past four decades. From a small startup to a global company, we’re honored to be training communities and organizations around the world. Military units, teachers, corporations, volunteers, faith communities, mental health professionals, and countless others rely on our training to save lives every day.

LivingWorks is a mission-driven, for-profit company.  This means:

  • We exist for our mission: to make communities everywhere safer from suicide.
  • Everything we do, and how we do it, must contribute to our mission.
  • Profit is an ‘outcome’ of what we do, not the ‘why’ of what we do.
  • Profit ensures the sustainability of our organization to serve our mission.

About the Position

The Accountant promotes financial stewardship using best practices in accounting, compliance, forecasting and analyzing which allows the organization to make clear and correct business decisions. The finance team is successful when the organization remains focused on its mission, confident of the reality that our financial house is in order.

Accurate, timely and comprehensible information will support the best business decisions in an increasingly complex world.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accounting for revenue (AR):
    • Deposits
    • Collections
    • Reconciliations
    • Maintaining proper allocations in the GL
  • Supervising AP functions:
    • Entering POs and bills
    • Making payments
    • Maintaining proper allocations in the GL
  • Full cycle accounting:
    • Learn the LivingWorks business model
    • Assess AR/AP systems and processes and recommend improvements
    • Improve month end reporting leading to easy and clean year end reporting
    • Develop reporting suites for LivingWorks Business Departments
    • Contribute to financial forecasting and modeling

Education and Experience

  • Close to, or has a professional designation in the accounting field
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a public practice accounting role
  • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise considered an asset

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Driven to provide excellent customer service to:
    • Internal Stakeholders
    • Vendors and Customers
  • Experience in a public accounting practice, which means:
    • A clear understanding of the theories behind accounting and can translate those theories into the real and practical world
    • Can discern between what is and what isn’t important
    • Values every 10th of an hour
    • Really ‘gets’ working papers, backups, and documentation
    • Can report in a ‘make sense’ way
    • Doesn’t perform tasks as ‘rote processes’ but constantly plays ‘detective’
    • Can go elbow deep into the ‘doing’ AND can step back to see what needs fixing
  • Strong and Effective Teamwork:
    • Operates with the understanding that team success is the priority, and that members of a successful team leverage and support each other

How to Apply:

Sound like a fit? We’d love to hear from you. In addition to working toward a life-saving mission, LivingWorks offers a competitive compensation package.  This role is based in our Calgary Office.

Please provide your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications to