Job Posting 74917

Finance Officer
Sierra Club BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 26 days (Fri, 15 Oct)
part time

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation (SCBC) is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to support people stewarding abundant ecosystems and a stable climate, while building resilient, equitable communities. Our overarching goal is to uplift grassroots-led change in response to the climate emergency and ecosystem collapse. To do this, we engage with and learn from diverse communities and knowledge systems, including communities most impacted by the ecological challenges we all face. In particular, we are committed to learning from the governance systems of the Indigenous Nations on whose territories we live and work. Learn more here.   
 

Further, this is an opportunity to join a dynamic team in a growing organization that is in the early stages of implementing its new vision and strategic plan. We pay a living wage to all staff and are committed to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in both our hiring practices and work environment. We encourage women, people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SA individuals and members of other diverse communities to apply for careers with our organization. We are committed to building and maintaining a work environment that is welcoming to people who bring other ways of seeing, knowing and communicating to our work.   

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Officer is also closely connected with the Leadership Team, the Development department, and the Board’s Finance Committee to provide professional financial oversight. This position is also responsible for providing financial insights to Operations and Program Leads, tracking metrics with the Director of Strategic Alignment, and clearly articulating trends through solid forecasting and analysis, and ultimately aiding in the overall systems transformation of a steadily-growing organization. 
 

PERSONAL QUALITIES 

The Finance Officer plays a key role in the organization and works closely with staff from all departments, in both written and oral engagement. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to the values and approaches that inform Sierra Club BC’s work, including our commitment to transformative changeA willingness to listen, adapt and engage constructively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders is key to success in this position. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Management, implementation, oversight and review of financial processes and reporting with a keen eye to efficiencies, improvements, and accuracy. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Bookkeeper to support systems changes that facilitate a streamlining of operations.  
  • Preparation of annual and multi-year organizational budgets. 
  • Assistance to the Campaign, Education, Communications and Operations departments in preparing budgets. 
  • Development of templates and complex budgets for grant applications, as well as reporting spending and results to granting agencies. 
  • Multi-program budget to actuals tracking, involving multiple separately reported revenue and spending streams within programs, to ensure variances throughout the calendar year are adjusted and reflect actuals in a timely manner for program leads. 
  • Preparation of internal financial reports for review by the Executive Director and board Finance Committee, as well as regular internal reporting to department heads. 
  • Preparation of annual financial statements and liaison with external auditors, as well as all required filings with Canada Revenue Agency.  
  • Working closely with the Operations Director, providing oversight for all bookkeeping processes. 
  • Working collaboratively with the Operations Director, supervision and direction of all IT-related financial processes and systems. 
  • Participate in Finance Committee meetings, board meetings and other meetings as may be required. 
  • Cooperatively facilitating the financial management of an environmental not-for-profit engaged in transformative change. 

 

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) 
  • Demonstrated SAGE 50 Accounting and Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented with lens of curiosity 
  • Flexibility, with a sense of ambition brought into the work 
  • Minimum 2 years’ financial management and stewardship experience 
  • Demonstrated accounting experience in the charitable or not-for-profit sector 
  • Experience with CRM systems, especially Salesforce, is desirable 
  • Experience with accounting software that facilitates multi-program tracking for multiple users 
     

COMPENSATION 

  • This is a flexible position offered as a contract with up to four days (0.6 – 0.8 FTE, or 22.5-30 hours per week) worked to fit your schedule, with a starting salary of $55-65 per hour (based on skills and qualifications). 
  • The organization is open to considering an employment arrangement for the right candidate. The remuneration under either scenario will be commensurate with experience, negotiated hours of work, industry standards and the ability to fulfil the requirements of the position.  
  • Personal and professional development opportunities are available, as the organization moves forward through a transformational process. 

 
HOW TO APPLY 

  • Applications will be considered as they are received. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. 

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