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Finance Manager – Readiness

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Author alnationtalk
Date July 7, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Canadian Red Cross
Salary $62,617 - $88,316 - Annual
Location Canada – Virtual
Category Accounting / Finance
Client Canadian Red Cross
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Title: Finance Manager – Readiness
Employee Working Location: Remote/Virtual (Canada)
Employment status: Permanent full time
Salary Band: $62,617 – $88,316/year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 – is seeking a Finance Manager – Readiness to join our team.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.

The incumbent is responsible for processing, reconciling, and analyzing transactions and completing monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports that ensure accuracy of financial records for internal & external parties in accordance with accounting principles, established policies & procedures of the Canadian Red Cross (“CRCS”), relevant legislation, government guidelines, local contract requirements, and audit requirements. The incumbent will also support the development, maintenance, documentation and implementation of efficient and effective financial processes, policies, systems, and tools.  The incumbent will also be responsible for managing an analyst team.

In this role, you will:

  • Provides program operational staff with up to date and relevant data, analysis, and reporting to aid in preparing both response and annual budgets for all revenues and expenditures and review program response and annual budget submissions for completeness, accuracy, and reasonableness and collaborates accordingly to resolve any discrepancies or issues.
  • Ensures proper funding agreement financial structure set up, including but not limited to, bank accounts, trust funds, and financial dimension / billable coding, and that these are properly communication to relevant stakeholders.
  • Analyzes program and project revenues and expenditures in depth to ensure they are complete, accurate, and reasonable and identifies omissions or errors and prepares correcting journal entries as required.
  • Provides program operational staff with up to data and relevant data, analysis, and reporting to aid in decision making, forecast adjustments, and funding requests.
  • Prepares regular financial and statistical variance analysis and reports for program operational staff, senior management, and as required, external funders that may include government bodies.
  • Prepares annual financial and statistical variance analysis and reports to aid in the preparation of CRCS consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes, and other external requirements such as the T3010 information return.
  • Provides training, guidance, and support to operations and deployed personnel related to financial information treatment and reporting requirements and  conduct field missions to monitor financial information treatment and reporting as required.
  • Performs other analysis, reporting, and support as requested by program operational staff and senior management to assist in effective management of programs and projects and decision making.
  • Provides concise and relevant support as required by internal and external audit requirements.

What we are looking for:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) and a minimum of five (5) years of job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused.
  • General knowledge and understanding of accounting theory, techniques, and policies.
  • Fluency in English is required, French is an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, and problem-solving skills are critical for success.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Superior knowledge of Excel is considered an asset.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills reflected in the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively within a team.
  • Ability to handle and manage confidential issues with a high degree of professionalism and discretion.

Working conditions:

  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
  • At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible – those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

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