Vacancy posting – Competition #2021-02-03 FM
This position is exempt from union membership
Position: Finance Manager
Date posted: February 3, 2021
Closing date: Ongoing posting until a suitable candidate is selected
Start date: As soon as possible
Hours of work: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Rate of pay: ICA offers a competitive salary (benefits after successful completion of probation period)
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps individuals and organizations connect across cultures. We provide information, support and tools to help immigrants reach their goals. By engaging people through networks, education and arts programming, we create a welcoming community. ICA offers services for newcomers, including settlement and integration counseling, translation and interpretation, English classes, mentoring, volunteer matching, and peer support. We also provide outreach and education in the community through arts programming, as well as workshops on anti-racism, multiculturalism, diversity awareness, immigration and human rights.
Provides support towards ensuring the financial health of ICA by developing and maintaining accurate financial policies, procedures, and records. Responsible for budget planning and supports the management team by offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make informed decisions for their programs. Functions as a member of ICA’s management team and participates in agency-wide planning processes, including annual budgeting and budgeting for funding proposals. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQZ2+ and Indigenous. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
Qualifications (education and experience)
• Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting or related field. Chartered Professional Accountant) and/or Canadian Payroll Association payroll an asset, or combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
• Five to eight years’ experience in accounting, financial analysis/reporting, and payroll processing.
• Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information.
• Ability to work and effectively communicate at senior level.
• Experience in leadership role involving bookkeeping, preparing financial statements, budgeting, payroll, buying and selling, accounts payable and receivable, within social services, nonprofit and/or multicultural environment.
• Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills. Work independently with limited direct supervision.
• Experience exporting data from donor programs.
• Strong skills using Excel, Word, PayWorks, and QuickBooks/Sage.
• Experience working within a unionized environment required.
• Proficiency in a settlement and/or resettlement language preferred.
• Indigenous cultural competencies and/or lived experience with Indigenous communities welcomed.
Job skills and abilities
• Good knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and collective agreements.
• Demonstrate excellent analytical skills in regard to financial data.
• Demonstrate program planning, development, and management skills in regard to budgeting processes applicable to different funding programs.
• Handle restricted deadlines while maintaining a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.
• As a member of ICA’s management team, work with other Managers to provide accurate reports for all funding agreements.
• Good understanding of CRA’s guidelines as they relate to a registered charity.
• Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrate a high level of computer proficiency and advanced understanding of data collection systems.
• Demonstrate effective use of technology in all aspects of the job.
• Demonstrate leadership and support the development of departmental staff.
• Practice time and resource management techniques.
• Demonstrate effective teamwork in a diverse team setting.
• Practice effective interpersonal and intercultural communication techniques. Demonstrate conflict resolution techniques.
• Demonstrate knowledge of terms of employment (within unionized environment), and organizational policies and procedures.
• Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
• Demonstrate networking and relationship building.
• Create and maintain professional boundaries.
• Some travel to community locations within Greater Victoria will be required. Occasional travel to locations in other parts of British Columbia and/or Canada for purposes like professional development, networking, or conferences may also be required.
• Some work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, will be required. Flex time schedules will be made to accommodate non-regular work hours. All overtime must be approved in advance.
• Valid BC driver’s license and access to a car would be a requirement.
• As a condition of hire, a current, clear criminal record check, including vulnerable populations check, and proof of WHMIS training is required.
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