Job Posting 83445

Financial Controller
WorkLink Employment Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Langford BC
closing today (Mon, 23 May)
full time  •  $110, 000.00 - $120,000.00 annually

The WorkLink Employment Society is recruiting a full-time Controller.  This position works up to 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) in our Jacklin Road office and provides support to team members located in the Westshore and Sooke offices; with a salary range of $110 - $120,000. Join us and experience everything the community offers as you, live, work and play in the beautiful Pacific Coast setting.


About the Society:

WorkLink Employment Society is a growing non-profit organization that has provided government sponsored employment services to the residents of the Victoria Capital Region’s Westshore (Colwood, Langford, Highlands, View Royal and Metchosin) since 1978.   We are rapidly expanding to establish businesses with new streams of revenue.


In 2008, our services expanded to include the communities of Sooke and surrounding areas including Jordan River and Port Renfrew. We are also pleased to provide aboriginal outreach services to the First Nations Communities of Beecher Bay, T’Souke and Pacheedaht. Our non-profit organization is funded through both federal and provincial government initiatives. WorkLink is a registered charity in the Province of BC, which is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors chosen from leaders in the community.


We empower our employees to achieve great things and are proud to offer:

  • Accelerated vacation entitlement
  • Competitive wage & health benefits packages
  • Pets In the workplace
  • Relocation package for successful candidates
  • Strong workplace culture
  • Supported work/life balance

About The Position:

The Controller, in consultation with the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, leads and supports all financial activity in our non-profit division and will play an integral role in the establishment of our new revenue diversification division.   The Controller will also lead and support to our WorkLink supervisory team to provide financial oversight, risk management and quality control related to all contracted service deliverables.  Not only is the Controller stepping in to a well established and highly successful not for profit; the Controller is also able to help build their new department in the revenue generation side of the business.


The Controller contributes to the overall success of the Society by effectively managing all financial requirements for the organization.  This position directs the supervision of all accounting department staff; prepares year-end financials for the Auditor to review, drafts financial statements; and provides a monthly report on all financial activity for the Board and external funders. The Controller’s main financial services responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the generation of projections related to the WorkBC Contract (client access, client service, financial supports, client milestones, and sustained outcomes).
  • Lead strategic partnership development, resulting in meeting investment objectives and enhancing Society value.
  • Oversight of financial requirements related to contracts, including monitoring and reporting.
  • Prepare budgets for all Society responses to external funding applications.
  • Prepare year-end books for auditor to review and draft financial statements.
  • Provide a monthly report on all financial activity for the board and external funders.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on external funding body policy/system process related to financial accountability/systems.
  • Filling in to support work in AP/AR and other finance roles on an as-needed basis.
  • Strong knowledge of social enterprise cycle to generate new revenues in order to diversify funding base
  • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Programs to provide financial support for the annual agency Quality Management Plan, ensuring compliance with funding agreements.
  • Work with the management team to confirm all client projection, analysis, targets/outcomes linked to each funding stream.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to interpret contract and policy requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to simplify and explain complex financials.
  • Experience/knowledge of the payables/receivables cycle.
  • Expertise in fund accounting, government grants—ideally, experience with WorkBC contracts.
  • Familiarity with the BC Societies Act, and CRA regulations that govern a charity and non-profit.
  • Financial projection expertise in respect to social enterprise   would be an asset.
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills.
  • Knowledge of partnership development and ability to collaborate with partner agencies; and
  • Providing monthly financial reports to Board and Funders.


  • A minimum five (5) years of experience in a not-for-profit environment developing and administering all aspects of financial services including budget preparation, monthly and quarterly financial analysis, payroll, accounts payables and receivables, audit activities, financial policies and procedures, and other related functions.
  • A minimum five (5) years of progressive senior management, leadership experience in a not-for-profit and charity setting.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA) or exceptional finance knowledge gained through experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, SAGE accounting software, and ability to learn and adapt to new software.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory/management skills, as well as organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Current Criminal Record Check; and
  • Previous management/supervisory experience in a financial role.

Only applicants with professional financial designation and senior level experience will be considered.

Applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to:  , along with salary expectations, no later than Monday, May 23, 2022, at 4:00pm. If you would like more information on this position, please contact Dawna Day, Director of Operations and Human Resources directly at 250-478-9525 extension 231.

We appreciate all applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


WorkLink values the diversity of the people it hires and serves… we foster a workplace where individual

differences are recognized and respected, while utilizing each person’s talents and strengths.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


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