General Accountant

Our client the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), is currently seeking a General Accountant to join their finance team.  The individual in this role will be instrumental in assisting the Director of Finance and the Manager of Finance, with the day-to-day accounting activities and transactions for DGC, DRCC, MDC, SDC, NLDGC, ADC, DGC RSP, DGC Administrative Services, and the Health & Welfare Trust.  These activities include but are not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, annual budget preparation, monthly and year-end financial reports, and audit preparation.

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization representing over 5,500 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry coverall all areas of direction, design, production, and editing.


Day-to-Day Accounting Activities
  • Manage the accounts payable cycle, including preparing vouchers, verifying payments, and notifying suppliers
  • Review and allocate charges for staff and executive Visa and Mastercard and manage the travel account
  • Initiate stop payments as necessary
  • Calculate and process RST and GST payments
  • Perform fund transfers
  • Manage journal entries, bank reconciliation, and petty cash
  • Assist in year-end audit preparation
  • Assist with annual T4 and T4As processes and summaries
  • Process dues payments
Bookkeeping Activities
  • Manage financial reporting for NLDGC and ADC
  • Prepare and process quarterly RST installment payments to CRA
  • Monitor monthly Dropbox uploads of accounting documents for ADC
  • File quarterly GST returns and inform ADC of any payments due
  • Allocate GST paid on purchases to corresponding expenses and ensure proper ITC claims 
Specialized Activity
  • Balance and verify the Producers’ Contribution log for Health and Welfare Trust
  • Maintain RST schedule for Health and Welfare account
  • Perform a monthly and annual account reconciliation
General Administration
  • Assist the Manager of Finance with daily correspondence
  • Support the Director of Finance with annual initiatives
  • Provide financial information to relevant stakeholders
  • Assist with DGC mailing as needed
  • Complete other special assignments as required


  • University Degree, preferably in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 3rd / 4th level CPA, CGA / CMA
  • 2 – 3 three years of bookkeeping and financial reporting experience in a not-for-profit organization
  • Excellent skills in MS Office Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of accounting software, with NewViews, is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the functionality of RBC Express is an asset.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with impeccable attention to detail.

Currently, the office is enjoying a hybrid work arrangement, however, there will be a future requirement for this position to be fully onsite in our Toronto office. In alignment with the organization’s Vaccine Policy, all employees must be fully vaccinated.

The Directors Guild of Canada is committed to actively promoting employment equity. Women, Black, Indigenous, and racialized persons; persons with disabilities; members of LGBTQ communities; and all candidates from equity-seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application. We are committed to employment practices that are barrier-free and provide a fair and equitable work environment.

Please send your résumé and cover letter to Please state General Accountant in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for applying but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.