Job Posting 73222

Finance Manager
Innovations for Learning Canada
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
closes in 11 days (Wed, 11 Aug)
part time  •  $70,000, pro rata

70K, pro rata — flexible, part time work, 1.5 - 2 days a week



Location: Flexible, home-based, part-time work.

Contract: Six month initial contract, with a possibility of extension

Salary: 70K, pro rata

Hours: 12-16 hours/week


*If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter, highlighting your relevant experience and explaining why you are a good fit for this role, to: J



Design, implement, and monitor charity budgets and operations.


About the Finance Manager Role

As our ideal candidate you will have a minimum of three years experience working with Canadian charities, including organizations supported by foundations and government-funding. You’re a proactive, self-starter with exceptional organizational skills and a very strong understanding of CRA charity requirements and best practices. You are adept at creating multi-year budgets and forecasts for non-profit organizations as well as designing financial systems and processes to ensure sound management of organizational finances, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met in accordance with donor grant outcomes and outputs. Experience of working in charities with a focus on at-risk children, Indigenous development, or social justice advocacy is desirable. Innovations for Learning Canada is a small, dynamic and evolving organization where roles and responsibilities are periodically reviewed to meet growth. Therefore, the successful individual must be adept to a changing and fluid environment, and willing to jump in as a team player to fulfill multiple tasks and needs.

This is a remote working position however you must be residing in, and have the right to work in Canada.


About Innovations for Learning
We believe learning how to read is a basic human right. Established in Canada in 2018 and registered as a Canadian charity in 2019, Innovations for Learning is a 27-year-old global education nonprofit whose mission is to increase beginning reading abilities in the students we serve with our TutorMate program, which combines high dosage tutoring and enrichment tutoring for struggling Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. 

Our specially trained Early Literacy Interventionists use our proprietary TutorMate software to provide 1:1, high dosage tutoring in phonics, sight word acquisition, fluency, and comprehension. This gives students in need more individualized instruction than the classroom teacher is able to provide.

In the first program of its kind in Canada, we also partner with local, national, and global corporations who recruit an army of virtual volunteers to provide enrichment tutoring through our custom online literacy platform. Virtual volunteer reading coaches safely contribute 30 minutes each week during the school year through reading stations we install in participating Grade 1 classrooms. In this half-hour, as remote reading buddies, they share stories and read games together helping to build conīŦdence and reading for pleasure.

TutorMate’s specialist software leverages innovative technology to deliver evidence-based, equity-focused, and individualized responses to barriers in education, leveling the playing field for at-risk children in under-resourced areas and putting them on the path to success in school and in life. 

Our programs are philanthropically supported, affordable, scalable and do not require teacher re-training of new curriculum. IFL represents the optimal fusion of technology, volunteerism, and corporate philanthropy to enable meaningful human connections that improve the opportunities and future of at-risk and marginalized children.


Main Responsibilities

  • Develop multi-year organizational and project budgets in accordance with CRA Charity best-practices and in accordance with federal, provincial, and private grant Outcomes and Outputs
  • Monitor funds to ensure that monies are accurately coded in line with project budgets and spent in accordance with the respective donor guidelines
  • Contribute to regular financial reporting in accordance with internal deadlines and donor requirements
  • Oversee and ensure proper utilization of financial software and other integrated data processing and payment systems, including QuickBooks Online and Salesforce
  • Contribute to the establishment of annual and multi-year organizational budgets, cost allocations, forecasting and planning
  • Review and advise record keeping and filing systems


Skills & Qualifications


  • Experience developing and supporting finances for a Canadian Charity 
  • Degree specific to finance
  • Experience (minimum 3 years) in creating and overseeing non-profit budgets
  • Ability to take initiative to organize time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines and competing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Skills in Microsoft Excel, Financial Management and Project Management Systems (Quickbooks, Salesforce)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent ability to forge relationships at all levels and work across multiple project teams
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility with excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • Openness, objectivity, and self-awareness; you are collaborative, seeking and sharing feedback and ideas with your peers
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; you frame, structure, and present work that is clear and engaging

Highly Desired

  • Experience working with large foundation and government donor contracts 
  • Knowledge and experience of working on youth-focused or education programs, social justice, Indigenous issues, youth made vulnerable
  • Experience successfully supporting projects remotely


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
IFL is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring its community is diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from members of racialized minorities, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of various sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities and contribute to our excellence. We seek to maintain our commitment to excellence and recognize that increasing the diversity of our staff and ensuring an inclusive environment supports this objective.

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