Job Posting 61733

Financial Analyst
Scouts Canada
Ottawa area, Ottawa
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 27 Mar)
full time

Do you want to be a part of the change you want to see in the world? At Scouts Canada our Vision is “Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.” For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canadian youth and we need passionate people who share our Mission to develop well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.

Scouts Canada is seeking a Financial Analyst to join our Finance Department in Ottawa. Ensure meaningful and proactive analysis of financial reporting to the management of Scouts Canada. The incumbent will enforce the functionality of Finance Department in the following areas:


   • Financial reporting and analysis
   • Internal Control
   • Integration of Accounting with Technology


Do you think you have what it takes to become our next Financial Analyst If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!
Specifically, you will be responsible for:

All Councils Financial Management and Internal Control:


   • Prepare and Review financial reports and analysis for All councils and provides feedback for improvement
   • Coordinates with external auditor on all Councils related subjects. Oversees the completion of Charity Return
   • Provides guideline and support to service centers on Scouts Canada groups banking business and Charity receipts issuance
   • Being the lead from finance to support the transition of Properties operations


Scouts Canada Consolidated financial statements

   • Maintains and generates quarterly consolidated financial statement
   • Prepares financial analysis pro-actively on any significant variances on financial performance
   • Provides recommendations to improving overall financial operations


Council Financial Reporting:

   • Along with Councils’ Accounting Assistant, ensures the accuracy of all financial records for 3 councils and Quebec Inc. Provides daily direction, training and support as required
   • Review and distribute monthly financial statements and additional reports to management in accordance with deadlines, ensuring accuracy and completeness
   • Provide meaningful variance reports and recommendations to assist leaders in decision making process and allow operational improvements
   • Manages the cash flow for all bank accounts for councils by completing bank reconciliations on a monthly basis, monitoring cash transactions and balances and reporting cash projections to management
   • Work with the Operations Manager during the council budget process, providing input and recommendations
   • Ensure internal, external and statutory filings are completed and submitted in a timely and accurate manner including reports to National Service Centre, reports for external funders, tax filings, and CRA charitable returns
   • Interact with ED and Operations Managers and any other staff or volunteers on council financial matters as required, ensuring there is a full understanding of financial results and variances



   • Perform other assigned duties as required


Education, Experience & Skills

   • Minimum three years of experience in a similar role, with a strong background in preparation of financial statements and analyzing results and variances, preferably in a non-for-profit organization or an accounting firm
   • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities
   • Strong knowledge of Canadian charitable accounting standards and CRA guidelines for registered charities
   • CPA (CA, CGA, CMA) designation, or in the process of achieving it
   • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
   • Demonstrated fluency with major accounting software, experience with Great Plains an asset
   • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
   • Enthusiastic, self-motivated with ability to take initiative to bring forth recommendations for enhancements and be adaptable to change


Working Conditions

   • Works in office environment in Ottawa
   • Some work is extremely deadline driven
   • Works 35 hours per week, with some flexibility during demand periods
   • Occasional travel
   • Must remain discrete and maintain high levels of confidentiality
   • Must role model values of Scouts Canada including the Child and Youth Safety program
   • PRC (Police Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Check) required
   • Mandatory training requirement

We’ve got you covered:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fabulous merchandise discount; an employer-matched retirement plan after one year; extended health, prescription, vision and dental coverage and more.

If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. We want to learn about you! 

Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Human Resources at 613-224-5134 ex 252 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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