Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

About Goodwill

Goodwill the Amity Group is a leading human services and social impact organization based in Hamilton that serves the Hamilton and Halton communities. Goodwill’s mission is changing lives through the power of work. To deliver that mission we support individuals in overcoming barriers to employment and obtaining work and employers in securing the workforce they need. Our Employment Services programs are funded by the government of Ontario. We also operate social enterprise divisions – Stairways café / catering and thrift stores in Oakville and Burlington – which also provide training and employment opportunities in our communities.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Accounting Coordinator
Salary range:  $46,895 – $54,263

                                                                                                                                               

 Primary Function

The Accounting Coordinator is a professional with inherent leadership qualities and the attention to detail necessary to ensure accurate reporting in all areas. The Accounting Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions to ensure a timely and accurate monthly close.

 Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Post-secondary education in Accounting preferably enrolled in the CPA Student program (minimum) or recent acquisition of designation or related experience
  • Enrolled in or completion of Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) through the Canadian Payroll Association (preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in accounting at a senior level of responsibility
  • Experience with computerized ledger systems (SAGE 300 including Financial reporter preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables, V-Lookup, )
  • Proficient in other Microsoft office applications (Word, Outlook)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment
  • Enhanced attention to detail to produce error free work
  • Effective time management and organizational skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience with applying initiative to the betterment of departmental processes and functions
  • Experience with online payroll applications an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with appropriate judgement

 Duties and Responsibilities 

Accounting related

  • Perform general accounting functions including maintaining sub-ledgers and the general ledger as well as conducting all month-end close procedures
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, accruals and recurring entries
  • Maintain fixed asset continuity schedule
  • Complete monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts
  • Produce error free financial reports according to monthly schedule
  • Analyze financial results to validate variances and provide appropriate analysis to append to the financial reports
  • Coordinate location petty cash and float audits
  • Proactively spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency
  • Assist with the annual budget preparation
  • Assist with quarterly forecasting
  • Assist with preparations for the annual audit
  • Provide input into the department’s goal setting process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Payroll related

  • Validate payroll transactions for the bi-weekly payroll
  • Process the bi-weekly payroll
  • Prepare monthly WSIB and EHT remittances
  • Complete all year end close activities including final reconciliations, and issuance of T4s / T4As by the last day of February

Other

  • Assist both, the Director of Finance and Controller, and other staff members in the finance department
  • Oversee and coordinate special financial projects
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

 Machines and Equipment Used

Photocopier, telephone, FAX, computer

Expires:  July 24th, 2019

To apply, please submit an updated resume and cover letter by July 24th, 2019, by 

 E-mail to: humanresources@goodwillonline.ca

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

Join our team as a FULL-TIME ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER for Goodwill, The Amity Group at our Oakville Retail Store and Community Donated Goods Centre, Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3T5

This full-time opportunity is 37.5 hours per week – annual salary range:   $40,195 to $42,204, plus group benefits, short-term & long-term illness & pension plan.

Primary Function

To assist the Store Manager in all aspects of day-to-day store functions, operations and employee supervision.  Ensuring a quality ‘Guest Experience’ and targets are met through showing, promoting and selling products and services while maintaining a variety of reporting and scheduling systems.

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • 2 – 5 years demonstrated retail experience in a supervisory/leadership role AND/OR equivalent work experience in the service/sales industry will be considered.
  • Results oriented leader who loves to direct and motivate others.
  • Excellent customer service background and acumen, strong inter-personal oral, written, people and communication skills
  • Must be a problem solver who works well without supervision.
  • Knowledge and use of modern sales equipment an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Store Manager, plans work flow and assigns work to all employees and trainees in order to meet sales and training objectives.
  • Monitors work in process.
  • Co-operates with other supervisors in co-ordinating workflow between departments.
  • Ensures that merchandise and supplies required to fill needs arrive in a timely manner.
  • Merchandises stock in neat, appealing fashion.
  • Assists Store Manager in the creation of high impact visual displays to maximize sales potential.
  • Assures security of all goods, tools and equipment in department; reports any missing items, or irregularities by others workers, to Store Manager. Maintains security of merchandise and cash proceeds.
  • Assures that building, fixtures and equipment are properly cleaned, serviced and maintained.
  • Supervises handling and banking of cash.
  • Creates a customer service culture throughout area of responsibility.
  • Solves customer related problems with tact and diplomacy.
  • Directs mark down and removal of slow moving merchandise in conjunction with Store Manager. Takes such action as is required to minimize checkouts and baling.
  • Assists in the planning of displays and special promotions in conjunction with Store Manager.
  • Assists in the control of costs through effective use of staff, supplies and utilities.
  • Submits required data on store operations to general office.
  • Instructs staff in all phases of store operations and sales techniques.
  • Provides input to Manager regarding progress evaluation reports on all trainees and employees as requested.
  • Ensure proper safety procedures and use of safety equipment by all staff
  • Collaborates closely with Career Development Specialist in assessment, training and rehabilitation of trainees to meet community standards.
  • Assists in the development of individual training objectives in liaison with rehabilitation personnel.
  • Assures that each trainee advances in line with his/her own capacity and that he/she is trained in all appropriate phases of the department work.
  • Assures continuing progress and development of all workers. Delegates’ authority when appropriate to assist in growth and development of store employees.
  • Instructs new employees on safety rules, proper use of equipment and procedure for reporting accidents Addresses safety within the department, ensuring a safe working environment for self and staff.
  • Monitors for compliance with regulations.
  • Reports unusual illnesses, tardiness and safety violations or accidents to Store Manager.
  • Administer First Aid duties on a rotational basis as assigned in the First Aid Roster to persons who are injured or become ill during working hours;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

To apply, please submit an updated resume and cover letter by July 23rd, 2019, by  

 E-mail to: humanresources@goodwillonline.ca

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

(2) FULL-TIME RETAIL STORE SUPERVISORS

 

Join our team as a FULL-TIME RETAIL STORE SUPERVISOR for Goodwill, The Amity Group at one of the following Retail Stores and Community Donation Centres:

  • Burlington Retail Store and Community Donated Goods Centre, Located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, ON L7L 1S5
  • Oakville Retail Store and Community Donated Goods Centre, Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON  L6K 3T5

This full-time opportunity is 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week.

Starting rate, $16.00 per hour; includes Group benefits, Short & Long term illness and a Pension plan

Must be able to work Days, Evenings, Week Nights and Weekends

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Open availability including: Days, Evenings, and Weekends
  • A minimum of three years’ related experience in a retail environment
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Up beat friendly personality, must have excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to keep a clean organized work environment
  • Knowledge of name brand apparel and price points
  • Point of sale experience required
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Providing an exceptional experience to both our customers and our donors
  • Acting as a lead hand to support the Manager and Assistant Manager in accomplishing store objectives, maintaining an effective workflow, achieving quality standards and meeting safety regulations
  • Open and closing the store in the absence of the Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Performing store functions, such as processing cash transactions, arranging merchandise, maintaining stock, and lifting and moving furniture
  • Assists in providing support and training for employees and trainees
  • Performs general cleaning duties
  • Other duties as assigned

 

To apply, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter by e-mail, on or before the closing date to:  humanresources@goodwillonline.ca (please specify location)

 

Closing date: July 19th, 2019

 

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

Production Associates

Goodwill, The Amity Group is currently hiring both, Full-Time and Part Time Production Associates for the following locations:

  • Oakville Retail Store and Community Donation Centre. Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3T5
  • Burlington Retail Store and Community Donation Centre Located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, ON L7L 1S5

Starting Rate: $14.00 per hour, plus benefits, and pension

Must be able to work Days, Evenings, Week Nights and Weekends, 7.5 hours per day

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of one-years related experience in a customer service role
  • Minimum grade 10 high school education; high school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must be organized, efficient, flexible, energetic and personable
  • Able to safely lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Above average communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Desire to give back to the community and work as part of a team
  • Strong customer service skills and professional phone manner
  • Follow health and safety standards

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports for scheduled work regularly and on time. Notifies supervisor as soon as possible regarding the need and expected duration of any absence.
  • Be an ambassador for Goodwill through acceptance of donations & customer service
  • Maintain a respectful, courteous and non-judgmental demeanor when dealing with Clients/Donors
  • Provide excellent customer service to Donors
  • Accept, organize and sort incoming donations effectively and efficiently
  • Inspect and separate donations according to Goodwill donation sorting guidelines.
  • Organize and distribute stock to retail stores
  • Perform general cleaning duties in store and other duties as assigned
  • Work as part of a team to ensure safety and business objectives at met on a daily basis

Please apply with resume & cover letter (Specify Location)

By e-mail to:   humanresources@goodwillonline.ca

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

Sales Associates

Goodwill, The Amity Group is currently hiring Full-Time & Part-Time Sales Associates for the following locations:

  • Burlington Retail Store and Community Donated Goods Centre. – Located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, ON L7L 1S5
  • Oakville Retail Store and Community Donated Goods Centre. – Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3T5

Starting Rate: $14.00 per hour, plus Benefits and Pension

Must be able to work Days, Evenings and Weekends, 7.5 hours per day

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • One-year plus customer service experience
  • Up to one-year retail service experience
  • Experience Operating (POS) Point of Sales equipment (cash register) handling, cash,

credit/debit transitions

  • Up beat pleasant personality with a neat appearance is a must
  • Knowledge of name brand apparel and fashion trends
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Providing excellent customer service throughout the store and on cash serving customers
  • Operating point of sales equipment, handling, cash, credit and debit transitions
  • Greeting donors and happily accepting donations
  • Processing donated goods to ensure they are out on the sales floor in a timely manner
  • Arranging merchandise
  • Work as part of a team to ensure business objectives at met on a daily basis
  • Adhere to all workplace health and safety policies and practices/standards
  • Perform general cleaning duties in store and other duties as required and/or assigned

Please apply with resume & cover letter (Specify Location)

By e-mail to:   humanresources@goodwillonline.ca

 

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.    

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