Job Posting 100503

Accounting Manager
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada
Toronto Metro area
551 Adelaide Street West, Toronto ON
closed 4 days ago (Tue, 9 Apr)
full time  •  $87,850 - $94,358 per year (non negotiable)

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 9:00am EDT.

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Position Status: Permanent

Activity Rate: 100%, (37.5 hours/week)

Base Salary: Level 16 on the MSF Canada Salary Grid $87,850 - $94,358 per year (non-negotiable)

Status: Must be legally authorized to work in Canada; MSF Canada is not in the position to support a work permit process for any applicant outside of Canada

Benefits: Health Spending Account, Lifestyle Spending Account, group insurance (Life, Dependent Life, AD&D), Peace of Mind plan (i.e. prescription drugs, accidental dental, hospital care, etc.), 5% RRSP contributions (no employee matching required), starting 4 weeks’ vacation/year, flexible work hours, annual professional development budget, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results.

Impact Statement

The Accounting Manager plays a key role in the stewardship of MSF Canada’s resources, supervising the delivery of the day-to-day accounting functions of the organization. The Manager supports a team of three staff, working closely with them to review financial activities and reporting, to optimize the team’s systems and procedures, and to provide training where required, ensuring integrity throughout.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring delivery of timely, accurate, and complete monthly accounting and payroll process and reporting.
  • Management of Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll staff, including training and team leadership.
  • Leading the organization’s budgeting & internal reporting process and working closely with budget-holders to ensure quality of ongoing expense coding, management, and monitoring.
  • Liaising with the Director for management of the audit and to ensure statutory compliance across functions.
  • Recommending and implementing enhancements to accounting activities and systems to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with organizational and governmental policies and procedures.

Technical Competencies

  • Accounting; Knowledge of accounting methods, processes, and tools; ability to use these to maintain and prepare financial statements and reports. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Financial and Accounting Systems; Knowledge of functions, features, and capabilities of financial and accounting systems; ability to use financial and accounting applications specific to the organization. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Financial Reporting; Creates and customizes organizational methods and procedures for financial reports. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Budgeting; Knowledge of organization's budget process and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Payroll Management; Knowledge of payroll policy and methods and ability to use tools, techniques, and processes to manage employee payroll and benefits operations. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Tax Regulations & Compliance; Knowledge of tax laws, organizational tax practices, obligations; ability to manage organization tax related issues.  Knowledge of federal, provincial, and local tax procedures and regulations; ability to adhere to these when filing forms as they pertain to a particular business or industry. Proficiency Level: 2

Core Competencies

  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail; Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Analytical Thinking; Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Team Management; Knowledge of effective team building techniques and ability to form and manage effective teams. Proficiency Level: 3
  • Teamwork and Collaboration / Interpersonal Relationships; Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner. Proficiency Level: 3

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Accounting management experience in industry, non-profit, or accounting firm
  • Experience managing a team

Education, Certifications, and Languages

  • Accounting designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or equivalent
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English

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