UNA Finance Manager (Mat Leave Replacement)
The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) approximates a municipal setting for residents living within the UNA neighbourhoods on the UBC campus. The UNA delivers services normally delivered by a municipal government and promotes the creation of a vibrant, sociable, safe and diverse and sustainable residential community at the University of British Columbia.
The UNA is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join the team to cover a maternity leave. The Finance Manager’s primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership to the organization’s financial functions. This position will contribute to the UNA’s long-term operational excellence by planning, organizing, evaluating and optimizing the business operations of the UNA.
- Manage the financial planning and budget process to ensure overall business viability of the UNA;
- Align annual budget with long term financial goals of the UNA;
- Perform variance analysis of budget vs. actual financial results, communicate relevant findings to appropriate staff and committees;
- Review, prepare and present financial statements/reports, executive summaries, and financial feasibility studies;
- Coordinate and manage year-end financial audits;
- Prepare financial reports for the Annual General Meeting;
- Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting procedures and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets and other financial control functions to the Executive Director;
- Provide strategic advice and support to the Board, Executive Director and applicable committees/meetings (e.g. AGMs) on UNA finance related matters;
- Ensure compliance with accounting standards for non-profit organizations;
- Ensure compliance and timely filing with tax authorities and other governing bodies;
- Supervise, train and delegate responsibilities to junior accounting staff;
- Implement effective internal controls over revenues, payments, payroll, and cash handling;
- Oversee the administration of payroll, including ensuring timely payment to employees, benefits administration, correct reporting and timely payment of source deductions and WCB, accurate T4/T4A reporting, and ROE submission;
- Maintain and improve financial record keeping in accordance with CRA requirements and LGMA standards;
- Administer company bank account, including making deposits, paying Visa, GST, and payroll source deductions, and monitor available account balance.
- Ensure effective UNA business operations via on-going assessment of organizational operations, processes, and programs;
- Utilizing information obtained from business operations assessments to propose, plan and implement strategies that improve the financial viability of organization-wide operations;
- Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Executive director on UNA administrative policies and procedures;
- Develop and implement administrative processes and training programs for staff, relating to records management, finance, human resources or other administrative services.
- Manage the financial planning and development of new programs and projects (e.g. communications and community engagement projects);
- Develop the financial elements of project charters for UNA initiatives;
- Manage special projects as directed by the Executive Director (e.g. conducting research, compiling data, preparing reports and presentations).
- Other projects and duties as assigned
- Requires an undergraduate degree, preferably in Commerce or Business Administration;
- CPA designation or equivalent designation is desired;
- 4 - 6 years of experience at a professional level in business administration, finance or administrative services in non-profit organization or municipal setting;
- Strong understanding of day to day accounting functions of a small to medium sized business;
- Experience in financial management and financial reporting with demonstrable financial and analytical skills;
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication, and problem solving skills;
- The ability to multitask and manage changing priorities under tight deadlines within a dynamic work environment;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in a politically sensitive environment;
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making;
- Ability to provide effective team leadership and to undertake all facets of training and supervising staff;
- Proficient in MS Office, and database management skills (e.g.MS Access);
- Expert skills in Sage50 other applicable industry recognized accounting software.
- Has an excellent command of English, and the ability to speak multiple languages is an asset;
- Has excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation communication skills.
- Position reports to the Executive Director
- Supervises Accounting Assistant
- Occasional evening and weekend work is required when coordination with committees, community partners and events occur during non-regular business hours
- Posting end date: March 3, 2017
- Start date: April 3, 2017
- End date: April 27, 2018
- Salary range: $62,000 – $66,000 annually plus extended health benefits
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: February 16, 2017, 2:14 pm
Expires: March 3, 2017, 4:30 pm