Financial Controller

  • Full Time
  • Toronto


About the Company
Our client is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. They are looking for a Financial Controller to join their Finance and Accounting team!

Why Work Here

  • Close-knit office, open door communication, good work life balance, and flexibility to work from home
  • Opportunity for growth and learning in this role
  • Strong leadership team who values career and professional development
  • About the Opportunity

  • Maintains the general ledgers and financial records in a manner suitable for internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with program directors and managers to ensure that the general ledger is kept up to date by incorporating new and revised programs.
  • Ensures that balance sheet accounts are balanced on a regular basis and that operating statement accounts are periodically reviewed for reasonability in relation to internal schedules.
  • Develops schedules, reconciliations, and stays up to date with complex accounting requirements in the NPO sector, for a multi-sector business.
  • Issues financial reports to program directors and managers on a monthly basis.
  • Prepares financial reports for the board of directors for review by the VP, Finance and CFO.
  • Assists finance leadership with the preparation of financial reporting to funders and donors.
  • Ensures that sub-ledgers are congruent with general ledger balances, where applicable.
  • Prepares monthly and year-end accruals as required.
  • Maintains capital asset records.
  • Manages the back end of the payroll process by preparing payroll journal entries and preparing group insurance journal entries.
  • Assists the VP Finance with the preparation of draft year-end financial statements and working papers for the auditors.
  • Collaborates and works effectively with the rest of the Finance team and its functions (AP, FP&A, Payroll)
  • Manages the relationship with the auditors’ field staff and serves as the auditors’ first point of contact on transactional matters.
  • Acts as a cheque signing officer and as an internet banking payments officer.
  • Provides training and orientation sessions for new managers to help them interpret financial reports and use the company’s accounts payable system.
  • Assists the VP, Finance with the design and implementation of financial management policies, procedures, and systems.
  • This position also provides oversight to the finance staff in the absence of the VP, Finance and CFO.
  • Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information related to the organization, units, programs, staff, and clients, which the duties of the position provide access to.
  • Engages/attends in training seminars, conferences, and trade shows to upgrade skills as directed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ensures that anti-racism objectives and community development principles of the organization are achieved.
  • Participates in regular supervisory sessions, staff and unit meetings.
  • Carries out additional duties as identified from time to time by the VP of Finance.

  • About You

  • CPA/CA, CPA/CMA or CPA/CGA designation.
  • Four years of experience in financial accounting including general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, and financial statement preparation.
  • Excellent spreadsheet and word processing skills.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Great Plains accounting software an asset.
  • Salary

    How to Apply
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    You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity.

    A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

    Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

    EEO Notice

    Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.