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Director of Finance

Director of Finance

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

The Director of Finance is responsible for the management and administration of the Finance Department including the preparation, administration and monitoring of operating and capital budgets, monthly accounting, budgeting and reporting.

General Accounting and Management
• Provide leadership and supervision to the Finance Department;
• Coordinate all activities within the Finance Department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting, payroll, special projects accounting, financial planning, budgeting and reporting;
• Review and approve monthly journal entries, bank reconciliations, HST returns;
• Maintain accurate Fixed Asset ledger and book monthly depreciation
• Ensure that all month-end financial accounting duties and all resulting reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner (generally 10 days after month end) and reported to the SLT and Finance Committee. This would also include Actual to Budget analysis;
• Lead annual budget process (including Cash Flow preparation) and present to Finance Committee in March for ultimate BOD approval;
• Complete Year-end Audit in a timely manner;
• Ensure all Government reporting is completed on a timely basis.
• Submit monthly reports to CEO.
• Ensure all bills are paid on time.

Funding and Grant Support
• Provide support in the development of agency proposals by determining financial impact of proposal and providing required financial information;
• Ensure individual funders reporting requirements are completed on a timely basis;
• Ensure monthly billing to the Region is accurate and submitted on time.

Accounts Payable and Expense Processing
• Monitor accounts payable to ensure that purchases and expenditures are within budget and in accordance with St. Leonard’s Place Peel policies;
• Ensure cheque signers have adequate back up support;
• For Capital Projects – lead and execute the RFP/RFQ process;

Payroll Processing
• Review and approve payroll on a bi-weekly basis;
• Review and approve Group benefits, Group RRSP and WSIB on a monthly basis;
• Review and approve T4’s prior to distribution to staff;

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Keep abreast of federal, provincial and municipal developments, laws and policies that may affect the financial operations of the agency;
• Perform all other duties as assigned or needed;

• Must possess CPA, CGA, CMA or CA designation or be working towards professional designation;
• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Financial Management;
• Minimum eight (8) years’ working experience in Accounting required;
• Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, (NPO GAAP a plus);
• Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills that promote mutually beneficial, respectful and professional relationships;
• Ability to write concise reports to various audiences;
• Effective communication skills with all levels of an organization including presentations to Board of Directors;
• Ability to adapt to and learn new software;
• Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently;
• High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts;
• Superior organizational, time management and prioritizing skills;
• Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures and;
• Attention to detail in all areas of work.
• Takes initiative & responsibility for work.
• Have a strategic mindset and strong technical skills.
• Experience working with non-profit organizations.


Work Conditions
• Tight Deadlines.
• Office setting.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
• Overtime as required.

Application deadline: 2020-10-16

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent



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