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Accounting Assistant

Toronto, ON

Reporting to the Executive Director, Salsa in Toronto Festival, and working alongside senior members of the Finance team, the successful candidate will join a dedicated team of special event professionals to offer key support for various Accounting initiatives related to the Salsa in Toronto Festival, including a range of general clerical, accounting, budgeting, and bookkeeping support functions and liaison with the Sales team. The individual will gain direct and hands-on experience in a positive and encouraging workplace and will acquire valuable career-related work experience in Accounting. This is an 8 week term position ending no later than August 30th, 2024.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist with general accounts support functions
  • Prepare bank deposits, AR posting and reconciliations, and filing of customer documentation.
  • Prepare and review budgets and reconciliation of revenues and expenses related to special events
  • Maintaining accounting records using both computerized and manual systems
  • Assist in month end reporting procedures
  • Perform filing and general administrative tasks
  • Ensure compliance with all GAAP, GAAS, SOX, pension and privacy legislation
  • Respond professionally and courteously to internal and external customer inquiries in a timely manner and maintain good customer relations
  • Assist in the organization of special events


Required Skills

  • Strong administrative background with excellent knowledge of MS office
  • Confidence in working with multiple software applications
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skill with a customer service mindset with ability to manage last minute details, be versatile and flexible with multiple demands
  • Solution oriented with problem solving ability
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under the pressures of tight deadlines and multitask
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • An enthusiastic, friendly attitude contributing to a friendly respectful workplace.



  • Accounting or Finance Degree (or in progress) and or a minimum of 1-year experience in the general accounting field
  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or person to whom Refugee Protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2. Please note: Student or work visas status do not qualify.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment. Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume to:

Email: [email protected] 

Canadian Salsa Festivals Project

901 Lawrence Ave W. Level 2

Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

*No phone calls please.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.