Job Posting 102179

Manager, Finance
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 8 days (Thu, 25 Jul)
full time  •  $75,794 - $86,503

Manager, Finance

Location: Hybrid – work from home & Granville Office

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Job status:  Permanent Full-time 1.0 FTE (75 hours bi-weekly)

Compensation: $75,794 - $86,503

We want our staff to “thrive” not just survive, so Canuck Place is committed to living our values of care exceeding not just minimum wage but living wage in B.C. This means that regardless of role our entry level salary is a minimum of $25.64 per hour equivalent to $50,000 full-time annually.



Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

It is the expectation for all roles across the organization to know the organization’s philosophy of pediatric palliative care and uphold a commitment to further ones knowledge. Our philosophy of pediatric palliative care is as follows: Pediatric palliative care improves quality of life, promotes comfort, and reduces suffering for children with life-threatening conditions (serious illness) and their families through a holistic approach addressing; physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. It is collaborative person & family-centered care delivered using a team-based approach throughout the continuum of care across all ages and stages of illness, including bereavement. It values choice and honest and compassionate communication.

At Canuck Place we understand that uniqueness is powerful. We hold each other accountable for an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas and know that they belong. We believe diversity drives innovation and the best pediatric palliative care for children and their families therefore we welcome that every person brings an individual perspective and experience to advance our mission. We have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion and we are building a culture where difference is valued. We have a commitment to inclusion across gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity and disability status, to ensure our team members are empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. All staff are encouraged to contribute their perspective and lived experience through our internal employee groups such as Care 4 the Caregiver, Culture, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging), Green Team, Truth and Reconciliation and Wellness Committees.



Canuck Place careers are full of connection, community, and care. We aim to nurture a supportive culture rooted in compassion, collaboration and support while providing expert care to children and families. Our team includes individuals with a special blend of sensitivity, compassion, and appreciation for life. Canuck Place is where no moment is missed. A place where you can make a difference.

We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package focusing on wellness and self-care that includes:

  • 20 days’ vacation (pro-rated to your full-time equivalency)to start with ongoing annual anniversary increases up to an organizational maximum of 45 days
  • Up to two paid mandatory wellness days a year
  • Generous paid leave including compassionate and special leave when you need it
  • Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)
  • 100% employer paid benefits package from your first day which includes extended health and dental and $1,500 annually for counselling
  • Health and Wellness Spending account that provides up to $1,000 annually to ensure you can focus on the benefits that are important to you and your family
  • Flexible working options
  • Free meals on-site at the hospices
  • Continuous paid training and development opportunities so everyone has the opportunity to learn new skills and grow
  • Ongoing parental support including top up for maternity and parental leave and paid leave for new grandparents




The Manager, Finance provides timely, accurate, and relevant financial reports and analyses, plays a key role in leading budgeting and quarterly forecast reviews, assists in leading the annual audit, and prepares statutory reports, monitors cash flow and investments, oversees monthly accounting, and supports process improvement and financial systems maintenance in collaboration with the Manager, Financial Systems. The Manager, Finance manages the Accounting Team (i.e. the Finance Officer and Finance Coordinator), as well as the Donor Services Team and is responsible for the following tasks for both the Society and the Foundation.



Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Responsible for month-end close and preparing monthly schedules.
  • Assist in analyzing actual vs budget operating results.
  • Discuss financial results and relevant matters with budget holders.
  • Working with the CFO, assist in drafting the quarterly financial report package for the Audit Committee.
  • Prepare other ad hoc reports or analyses as required.

Budgeting and Quarterly Forecast Reviews

  • Work with CFO to develop budget and forecasting process.
  • Support budget holders in developing annual budget.
  • Conduct quarterly review of quarterly forecasts with budget holders; review material adjustments with CFO.
  • Propose enhancements to the budgeting and forecast review process as necessary.

Annual Audit Support and Statutory Reporting

  • Together with the CFO, be the primary contact to external auditors.
  • Prepare all required schedules and information for the annual external financial audit.
  • Prepare statutory returns including T3010, GST, PST, and BC Gaming reports for the Hospice and Foundation.

Cash Flow and Investment Monitoring

  • Continuously review and maintain cash flow requirement levels.
  • Advise Chief Financial Officer of any emerging issues.

Oversight of the Accounting Team

  • Ensure completion of all monthly tasks designated to the Accounting Team per the monthly checklist.
  • Provide support to the Accounting Team as needed.
  • Work with the Accounting Team to improve processes and achieve efficiencies where possible.

Oversight of the Donor Services Team

  • Oversee timely donation processing, tax receipting and donor acknowledgements
  • Work with team to develop annual work plan.
  • Provide support to the Donor Services Team as needed.
  • Ensures CRA regulations and internal policies are applied and update Development team of any changes.
  • Work with Donor Services team to improve processes and achieve efficiencies where possible.


Process Improvement and Financial Systems Support

  • Recommend financial procedures to ensure compliance, strong internal controls and efficiency and regularly review and update Finance policies as necessary.
  • Together with the CFO, work with the Manager, Financial Systems on financial systems selection and upgrades as necessary.

People Management

Provides supervisory support to the Accounting Team and the Donor Services Team including:

  • Annual development reviews;
  • Annual career check ins;
  • Approval of time cards;
  • Approval of absence and requested time off;
  • Regular 1:1 checks in;
  • Recommends and approves appropriate training and development opportunities; and
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.  



  • Successful completion of CPA designation
  • A minimum of five years recent experience in financial accounting, budget preparation, and cost analysis, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Or a comparative combination of relevant education and experience.



What you bring to the role:

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Canada Revenue Agency regulations for Canadian Registered Charities.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving abilities with a high accuracy and keen attention to detail.
  • Big picture thinker and solution focused approach to meeting tasks at hand and organizational financial requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Proficient in MS Excel.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of NetSuite, Virtuous, UKG-Pro, and UKG-Dimensions would be an asset.

You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.


Please note:

  • Evidence of Health Canada approved vaccinations must be provided prior to your first day of work.
  • Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.



We understand that the recruitment process is not a one size fits all, our inclusion values and flexibility extend to your hiring experience.  Canuck Place is committed to providing inclusive access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. We are continuously working to improve our systems, policies, and practices to ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. Should you require accessibility accommodation through the recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.



Please submit your cover letter and your resume at The deadline to apply for this position is July 21st. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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