The Finance Manager will use strong accounting knowledge, sound judgement and problem solving skills to provide oversight of the accounting function at Evergreen. The Finance Manager will be primarily responsible for recording and reviewing accounting transactions, including bank reconciliations and financial reporting, as well as assisting with payroll review, enabling effective and timely monthly and quarterly close procedures. The Finance Manager will apply strong business acumen in reviewing contracts, overseeing insurance and managing the finance team budget.
Supervise and provide support to weekly transactional accounting entries to ensure routine procedures contribute to the effective delivery of monthly accounting cycles
Review and control accounts payable invoices on a weekly basis to ensure proper controls are documented and compliance to Evergreen’s expense policy
Synchronize and assist accounting staff with monthly and quarterly close procedures including revenue and expense accruals, amortization, allocations, ad-hoc entries, budget updates, financial reporting, HST filings and balance sheet account reconciliations
Process routine electronic banking transactions and review monthly bank reconciliations to ensure accurate and timely completion
Prepare and maintain the monthly cashflow forecast, including ongoing refinement to enhance the predictability of Evergreen’s cashflow position
Assist in the review of semi-monthly payrolls to ensure accuracy, prepare the monthly payroll entry and update the human resource forecast for changes and updates received from department leads
Support Evergreen’s financial objectives by playing a critical role in the annual operational and capital budgeting processes, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions throughout the fiscal year
Co-lead the annual audit process, acting as the primary liaison with field auditors
Support inventory management, including the review of inventory adjustments, maintaining the inventory sub-ledger, and provide analytical support to the retail team
Lead the preparation of funder reporting as required, ensure reports address requirements set out in funder contracts and source information is appropriately documented
Maintain the financial architecture and integrity of the Chart of Accounts, implementing change management for all downstream processes ensuring effective project accounting and reporting
Ensure the accounting system is configured for effective controls and provide support in troubleshooting, recommend and implement updates to financial policies and procedures manual, as necessary
Manage the organization’s insurance policies, including the annual renewal process
Oversee the creation and review of contracts, managing Evergreen’s risk exposure, including oversight of tenancy agreements to ensure compliance with Evergreen’s head lease
Analytical/Decision Making/Problem Solving skills. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of Evergreen.
Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks.
Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change. Ability to work both as a team and independently.
Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external customers/donors to meet or exceed their expectations and receives positive feedback from internal and external customers/donors.
Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited over work. Can-do attitude. Tenacious and goes the distance to get something done.
People management. Clarify performance expectations, provides, professional/performance development support, recognizes people’s strengths & accomplishments, provides guidance while allowing independence, provides constructive and timely feedback, informal and formal (e.g., annual performance appraisal), communicates relevant information (e.g., management decisions, etc.), open to feedback
Supervised by: Director of Finance
Supervises: Financial Coordinator
Six years of progressive work experience in budget, finance and accounting capacity, direct experience with non-profit organizations preferred
Undergraduate degree in business/commerce
Professional accounting designation (CPA) required
Experience with SAGE 300 system an asset
Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables; ability to manipulate large amounts of data is an asset.
General office environment
Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail to:
Please Reference “Finance Manager” in the subject line.
By Mail to Attention: Human Resources
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8