Controller/Senior Finance Manager

Full-time @Park People in Social services
  • Post Date : November 10, 2021
  • Apply Before : December 1, 2021
  • Salary: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 / Yearly
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Job Description

We are looking for a professional accountant, with an eye for collaborative systems and a substantial understanding of not-for-profit financial practices

Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders to activate the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.

We are dedicated to promoting equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our offices and in all of the work that we do.  We are striving for a staff team that is representative of the communities where we work, and encourage applications from BIPOC candidates. 

As Controller/Senior Finance Manager your role will include:

  • Overseeing accounting processes/functions/activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and employee pension plan;
  • Ensuring financial risks are monitored, identified, and processes/controls are  implemented to mitigate any risks identified;
  • Providing recommendations on financial matters and process improvements to Park People’s leadership team;
  • Identifying trends and recommending system improvements, and reviewing and recommending modifications to accounting systems and procedures as needed;
  • Monthly monitoring and reporting of the deferred revenue balance and ensuring timely financial month-end closures;
  • Overseeing the annual organizational budget process;
  • Ensuring overall organizational financial compliance with regulatory bodies and legislative requirements  (e.g., CRA) and funders and ensuring Park People is adhering with legislative requirements, not-for-profit accounting and employment principles (ex. CPA Canada’s Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) Handbook rules and regulations; GAAP principles, Provincial Employment Standards, AODA, Human Rights Code, etc.);
  • Preparing all interim and year end schedules for the annual audit, tax audits, and tax return;
  • Monitoring and ensuring proper financial coding;
  • Assisting with the preparation of funding requests and reports as needed.

The skills and experience you bring to the role include:

  • Recognized professional accounting designation (CPA);
  • Proven experience (minimum 5 years) as a controller, accounting supervisor, and/or senior accountant in the Canadian not for profit sector;
  • Experience with annual external audits;
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for Non-Profits (i.e., ASNPO), financial best practices for registered charities, and understanding of CRA compliance.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process;
  • Advanced financial modelling skills using MS Excel and other modelling applications;
  • Sound business management acumen with proven people management (coaching/mentoring) skills, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Accuracy and exceptional attention to detail.

A few other things that aren’t required but would make you a great fit… 

  • Experience in organisations working nationally and/or in hybrid remote and in-person workplaces; 
  • Working knowledge of French.

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