Accounting Clerk

Immediate Opening, Ontario
Commensurate with Experience 
Immediate Opening




We are looking for an Accounting Clerk to join the finance team of our Headquarters in Ottawa. This person would report to the Finance Director.


The Accounting Clerk’s duties include the following:

Code, process, and post accounts payable.

  • Maintain financial and project accounts (including verification and posting of project invoices, subcontractor and consultant invoices, and field reports).
  • Verify and code employee expense claims for project and non-project expenses.
  • Prepare credit card reconciliation
  • Prepare cheques and wire transfers.
  • Track daily bank account activity online and update records.
  • Liaise with bank regarding wire transfers, daily transactions, and foreign currency transactions.
  • Deposit cheques.
  • Prepare regular government remittances (e.g. GST, tax remittances).
  • Maintain the accounting files.
  • Assist with inter-company transactions.
  • Assist with foreign exchange transactions.
  • Tag fixed assets.
  • Provide administrative support to the finance department.
  • Assist with special accounting analysis and perform other duties as may be required.



  • Accounting degree, college or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • No previous experience is required.

Essential Skills:

  • Accuracy (precise, thorough, complete, attention to detail)
  • Volume of work (quantity, speed)
  • Timeliness (meet deadlines, generally handle duties in an efficient and timely manner)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Helpfulness / positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Breadth of knowledge and interest in projects
  • Other factors such as promptness, punctuality
  • Security clearance (secret) consider an asset

Employment conditions: This role is a permanent full-time position.


For your application to be considered, please upload your documents entitled as: Candidate Last Name, First Name, Date.


With more than 34 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, France, Pretoria, South Africa, and London, United Kingdom, Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.