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Job Number:  37965
Finance Director
Job Posted: Friday, 8 September 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 25 September 2017
(57 days ago)
Phoenix Youth Programs
Region: Central / Halifax area Type: Full time
Location: Halifax Salary: (not entered)




Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth aged 11-24 and their families. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them. To learn more about Phoenix visit our website: www.phoenixyouth.ca.


Phoenix serves hundreds of youth who collectively offer great diversity to the organization. To better serve the youth we aim to reflect their diversity in our staff contingent.



Phoenix is seeking an experienced financial manager to join our dynamic team. Phoenix’s Finance Director is responsible for a full cycle of accounting tasks and ensures that financial activities support the success of our programs. The successful candidate will ensure that the organization is well managed financially and that strong financial practices and processes adhered to. They will offer financial support and leadership to the management teams and staff overall. Reporting to the Executive Director the Finance Director is a member of the Executive Management Team.


Compensation: A competitive salary, comprehensive group medical insurance plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, three weeks of vacation in the first year and four in the second, generous sick leave, a generous paid holiday schedule, in-house trainings and professional development opportunities.


Hours of Work:  Flexible hours based on a 40 hour week


Location: 6035 Coburg Rd., Halifax, NS


Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check including a vulnerable sector search, a child abuse register check and proof of education.



  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of the organization’s budget, including:
    • Coordinating the preparation of accurate, timely and relevant financial statements and reports.
    • Helping to ensure that the organization is deficit-free and program staff are supported in meeting their goals.
    • Ensuring compliance with tax and other regulatory requirements including the completion of charitable tax returns and HST returns.
    • Completing all month-end activities including managing accounts payable and receivable and issuing invoices.
    • Managing cash flow and disbursements of grants.
  • Assist with organizational budget preparation;
  • Conduct annual audit processes, acting as the primary liaison to external auditors;
  • Support program staff in creating and managing budgets for existing and new programs;
  • Oversee all payroll functions including issuing T4s and ROEs;
  • Manage employee health and benefits program;
  • Ensure proper accounting practices and controls are in place and adhered to;
  • Oversee implementation and monitoring of accounting and finance policies;
  • Lead or participate in process improvement projects.


  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration or Commerce with a major in Accounting. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA).
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in a finance role.
  • Proficient with technology including strong familiarity with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office products.
  • Leadership, organizational, and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail with an ability to be flexible and adaptable when required.
  • Comfortable working independently.
  • Solution-oriented and with a desire for continuous learning.
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization is an asset.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by 9 a.m. A.S.T, Friday, September 25, 2017. Use the subject line “Finance Director."
Contact Details:
Victoria MacLeod
Human Resources Manager
Phoenix Youth Programs

www:   www.phoenixyouth.ca

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