The Ecology Action Centre is an environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. We take leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. We are grounded in community, and are a strong voice and watchdog for our environment. We work to catalyze change through policy advocacy, community development, and building awareness. We take a holistic approach to the environment and our economy to create a just and sustainable society.
The Ecology Action Centre is a busy, vibrant organization that was started in 1971. We strive to promote a diverse and inclusive organizational culture that emphasizes strong values, collaboration, quality work, and real impact. We value our members, volunteers, staff, and partners.
The Financial Controller is responsible for leading and accomplishing day-to-day, monthly, and annual functions pertaining to accounting, financial analysis, payroll, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting. The organization owns the 4,500 sq ft building it occupies and has 40+ staff, including seven Action Teams, the Fundraising Team, and the Operations Team. This position liaises with most staff. Additional responsibilities include oversight, revision, and maintenance of robust financial systems and controls to safeguard the organization's assets.
This position requires creativity, passion, dedication, and a high level of confidentiality. Reporting to the Director of Operations & Development, the Financial Controller has the professional, management, and mentoring skills to lead and empower the Finance Team, which consists of the Financial Controller, Finance Manager/Administrator, Finance Clerk, and Data & Systems Officer.
The incumbent uses best practices to continually improve the Finance Team and works to ensure that the team provides positive, service-oriented support to staff. The position actively participates in both strategic planning and operational planning for the organization, ensuring sound short-term and long-term business decisions. Also required is an understanding of the technology and database requirements of an organization of this size.
The Financial Controller is responsible for financial reporting to funders and supports others throughout the organization by providing accurate and timely budgeting and reporting to enable effective decision-making regarding program development, monitoring, and evaluation.
CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
All core competencies listed above are critical requirements for this position.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals in traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: African Nova Scotian and other racialized people, Indigenous people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people, and persons with disabilities.
We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of a marginalized community.
Diversity is a stated value of the Ecology Action Centre. Moreover, diversity in the EAC community is a strength that we seek to cultivate. It is the responsibility of every employee of EAC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews will begin the week of August 10, 2020.
The Ecology Action Centre was founded in 1971 and is one of Nova Scotia’s largest environmental organizations. The Centre always welcomes new members and volunteers: www.ecologyaction.ca
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