Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Senior Manager of Finance plays a critical part of the finance team and is responsible for providing leadership to a team that ensures the financial records of Conservation Halton are prepared in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Board standards and the Conservation Authorities Act. This position provides financial expertise and support to senior management and peers and oversees general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
Provide financial leadership, advice, and support to all Conservation Halton departments and management
Responsible for the management of accounting services at Conservation Halton
Oversee month end processes and preparation of financial statements, budget variance reports and in year financial projections
Prepare financial analysis and recommendations for information reports to management and the Board of Directors
Manage the fiscal year-end processes, preparation of year-end working papers, draft financial statements for auditors and coordinate the year end audit.
Oversee the maintenance of the Great Plains accounting software, including the financial reporting module
Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial reporting to funding agencies and other stakeholders
Provide leadership and supervision to the finance team, including hiring, performance management and professional development
Develop, recommend, and ensure adherence to financial policies, procedures, and internal controls
5-7 years of leadership experience, preferably in the public sector
Experience in public sector accounting
Post secondary education in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance or Accounting
Professional Accounting Designation (CGA, CMA, or CPA)
Knowledge of public sector accounting guidelines, Conservation Authority Act and municipal financial reporting and budget practices would be an asset
Experience working in a Windows environment utilizing Microsoft Office applications, advanced proficiency utilizing MS Excel is required
Strong accounting and analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines
An analytical mindset with the ability to translate into action with a strong problem-solving ability
Self-motivated and ability to take pro-active initiative
Proactive goal oriented, results driven, and customer focussed
Knowledge of Great Plains accounting software would be an asset
Knowledge of Public Sector Account Board (PSAB) requirements would be an asset
Starting salary of $106,023 (based on skills and qualifications) annually based on a 35-hour work week
You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
Comprehensive benefits package
Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise
Our Core Values
Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 27, 2021.
Your application should include:
Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line