Finance Manager

Job Number: 11667

Title:  Finance Manager

Nature: Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Number of Positions: 1

Location: Vancouver


About the Position:

This role supports the CFO in ensuring accuracy and timeliness in all aspects of reporting. This will include all monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting both internally and externally.  The ability to manage multiple, complex, projects at once and meeting their associated deadlines is key.

Reports to: CFO


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Engaging in Strategic Planning and Decision Making

    • Prepare the annual operation and capital budgets for all reporting entities. Direct the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad Agency goals and growth objectives.
    • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements, and oversee all financial, project/program and fund accounting.
    • Analyze information, forecast revenues against expenses and create annual budget plans.
    • Compile information, analyze and monitor actual financial results to budgets/forecasts.
    • Provide analytical support during budget reviews to identify variances and mitigation actions to address slippages.
    • Coordinate and analyze the financial performance to management and other special projects as required.

    Leading Finance & Accounting Teams

    • Utilize interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrate honesty/integrity; lead by example.
    • Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes.
    • Provide excellent leadership by assigning team members and other departments managers’/directors’ clear accountability backed by appropriate authority.
    • Oversee the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates.
    • Ability to function as a leader including coaching and facilitation skills. Provide technical guidance.
    • Manage/mentor a team and promote a team environment that aligns with the vision of the Agency.

    Anticipating and Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders

    • Attend meetings and communicate with management, understand the priorities and strategic focus.
    • Coordinate and lead internal and external financial audits.
    • Understand and meet the needs of key stakeholders (management, funders, bankers, etc.).
    • Demonstrate an understanding of cash flow and Agency priorities.
    • Act as a professional, collaborative working partner with other Departments and Program Managers and Directors.
    • Oversee client facing activities ensuring requests are dealt with in most efficient and professional manner.

    Developing and Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals

    • Ensure financial results are documented accurately and timely.
    • Monitor all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
    • Submit financial reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
    • Develop and support achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
    • Review audit issues to ensure accuracy.
    • Possess analytical and evaluation skills coupled with strong planning, monitoring, analytical, evaluation and reporting expertise.
    • Results oriented within a high-pressure working environment that have numerous critical timelines coupled with excellent ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
    • Monitor the financial performance of the group according to accounting standards, compile and analyze financial reporting packages.
    • Prepare quarterly forecasts and annual operating budgets, develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the Agency’s policies and procedures.
    • Provide financial leadership and guidance through strong financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, forecasting, cash management, controls and risk management.
    • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of existing operations; develop and implement improvements to operational processes.

    Managing Projects and Policies

    • Generate and provide accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
    • Ensure that the income statement is accurate (e.g., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts).
    • Ensure compliance with agreements (e.g. contribution agreements/operator agreements/etc.) and reporting requirements.
    • Ensure compliance with Canadian GAAP and Agency’s policies and procedures.
    • Maintain, update and implement as needed, all necessary business policies and accounting practices.

    Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

    • Ensure team members are cross-trained to support successful daily operations.
    • Ensure new hires receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.
    • Create appropriate development plans which develop team members based on their individual strengths, development needs, career aspirations and abilities.
    • Conduct performance review process for employees.
    • Collaborate with employees in the establishment of clear and concise development plans to ensure succession planning and the advancement of future leaders within the organization.
    • Manage and provide ongoing training to accounting personnel.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required in Accounting or Finance.
  • Possess 3-5+ years of post-designation work experience (at least 2+ years’ experience in a managerial experience) in the financial reporting and relevant experience in non-profit sector.
  • Canadian Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) is mandatory (in good standing)
  • Strong working knowledge of Canadian GAAP.
  • Proven leadership, management and supervisory experience with an excellent sense of corporate and project priority and strong business acumen are critical.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically and creatively solve complex problems within a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Broad knowledge of computerized financial systems and procedures coupled with strong computer literacy with Microsoft Office products (Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint).
  • Working experience with Great Plains or YARDI would be considered a strong asset.


Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, stakeholders (individually and in groups) with strong ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced environment with the changing priorities, tasks and client conditions.
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment, prioritize projects and deliverables, and interact effectively with cross-function teams


Other Requirements:

  • Clear criminal record check


How to Apply:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. values diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Interested candidates please apply via email with the following e-mail subject line  “Finance Manager” and submitting applications to: [email protected]

Resume and cover letter should be no more than 3 pages total. No phone calls please. While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.