Accounting Internship

Paid, Part-Time

January - April 2023

We are seeking ambitious accounting students to help us scale our rapidly growing startup and deliver our impactful marine conservation technology.

Who we are:

OnDeck delivers software critical for marine conservation and commercial fisheries. Working with the Environmental Defense Fund, The Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and companies across North America and Oceania, we're revolutionizing fisheries management and ensuring sustainable fisheries for generations to come. We are an early-stage startup taking off quickly, and we are looking for ambitious students to join our team. Our recent wins include being named a top 10 most innovative and impactful ocean-tech startup in the world by the Ocean Impact Organization, winning Canada’s Ocean Startup Challenge, and much more.

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How you’ll be involved:

As part of our team, you’ll be helping us navigate the world of impact funding, grants, and critical finance and accounting functions. You’ll play a key role in improving our company’s accounting systems and protocols, and you will have considerable ownership and influence as OnDeck scales. We are looking for passionate accounting students to join our team through paid internships, with the possibility of joining the team permanently following a successful internship.

What you’ll be doing:

As an early member on our accounting team, you’ll play a critical role in helping OnDeck manage the accounting challenges that come with scaling a fast-moving startup. This position offers a great opportunity for those who are looking for a career in accounting, entrepreneurship, or for those who are considering a future in impact financing.

Specifically, you will:

  • Ensure robust accounting practices and procedures at OnDeck.

  • Help create new accounting techniques, strategy, and documentation.

  • Help create the financial documentation needed for incoming impact investment, philanthropy, and other financing.

  • Miscellaneous accounting responsibilities relating to scaling OnDeck as a fast-moving startup.

  • Do you have creative (and robust) ideas for improving accounting at OnDeck? We'd like to hear them!

How we work:

  • We are a lean & fast startup: things move fast and you will get significant ownership of mission-critical tasks.

  • A time commitment of 10-20 hours/week is expected.

  • We care about saving the ocean!

  • Our work directly makes the ocean & climate a better place.

  • We work hard to ensure a supportive and collaborative space where everyone loves coming to work.

    • We love snacks, team food adventures are likely.

  • Speaking of “coming to work”, we work hybrid.

    • In person 2-3 days/week at UBC Point Grey and Robson Square campuses.

    • Flexibility - Want to go traveling with friends around the country? No problem, as long as you take your laptop with you and are able to continue working, we can work together to accommodate.

Minimum qualifications:

Due to the funding of this role, you must be:

  • A student at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred.

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A passion for good accounting, startups, climate/ocean impact, and solving business challenges.

  • Experience in accounting and project management.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work autonomously.


  • This role pays $17.50 / hour.

  • Successful candidates will likely be offered further opportunities with OnDeck beyond the scope of this internship as our team continues to grow.

To apply, please submit you application on our Careers page HERE.

To learn more about our team and our work, check out our LinkedIn, Twitter, and website.

OnDeck is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via