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Finance Assistant

Rare Disease Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization based in Vancouver, BC seeks a keen, committed individual(s) to oversee financial day to day operations (invoicing, billing and the issuing of receipts) and the filing of required accounting and tax documents.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee financial aspects of program:
    • Issue donor receipts
    • Track and ensure invoices due are paid either with RDF credit card or bank transfer
    • Track and remit GST and source deductions as required
    • Collaborate with Program Manager to ensure accounts are up to date
    • Maintain the organization’s bookkeeping in Quickbooks (cloud version) and ensure that accounts are reconciled and updated regularly
    • Provide information to year-end accountants as required
  • Communicate with board chair (Dr. Bruce Carleton) and chief medical officer (Dr. Millan Patel) as needed
  • Provide the board with regular financial reports and updates

Possible needs:

  • Technically proficiency and comfort with accessing and using the Google Admin Console. Some proficiency with Quickbooks, and familiarity with Shopify, Keela (CRM), CanadaHelps, and Donorbox would also be helpful.

Time required:

  • 4 hours per week on average – some weeks a bit more, some less.

About Rare Disease Foundation
Founded in 2008, the Rare Disease Foundation is a non-profit organization on a mission to find cures and treatments through its innovative patient-centric approach to research. To date, the Foundation has funded 464 individual research projects through over $2 million distributed in seed funding, resulting in 14 potential cures delivered in as short as 18 months. Rare Disease Foundation is proud to have supported over 2,000 rare disease community members through our network of support groups across Canada and in person events (pre-COVID). Since the launch of our Mental Health & Wellness Program in June 2020, as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are honored to have continued assisting community members by delivering over 200 individual counseling sessions with mental health professionals. By connecting and serving patients, caregivers, health care providers, researchers, and supporters, we strive to improve the lives of those living with a rare disease, ultimately providing hope, and helping to build a coalition of support.

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