The 519, a City of Toronto agency, registered charity, and one of Canada’s most influential 2SLGBTQ+ community centers, is seeking an experienced finance professional to join their growing team. With an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519, and its employees strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect in Toronto and beyond. The 519 is committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
As a collaborative and committed individual, the successful candidate will combine their financial knowledge and experience with their passion for supporting an organization that is striving to make a difference in the community.
Reporting to the Director, Finance, this position is responsible for the development, analysis, monitoring and reporting on The 519’s financial position both in-year and within multi-year service plans as well as payroll and benefits. The position works across all departments and provides strategic business process analysis to support The 519’s overall commitment to sound financial and fiscally responsible management, best practice and public service. Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
- Manages the financial planning, budgeting, and analysis services, including preparing recommendations for The 519’s multi-year budget and service plans, by working across departments to forecast and monitor financial performance.
- Participates in the development, implementation, and enhancement of organizational systems and tools that facilitate the preparation, analysis, consolidation and reporting for service planning, budgeting and performance management.
- Manages the accounting, financial and related business operations.
- Prepares financial submissions and related material for the City of Toronto and other grants, foundation, governmental funders.
- Manages AP and AR including expense approvals, requisitions, EFTs, invoicing and monthly bank reconciliation processes.
- Ensures financial and budgetary controls are met to fulfill The 519’s fiscal management and accountability responsibilities and financial stewardship obligations.
- Provides support and oversight during the year-end reconciliation processes and liaises with the Auditor and the Director to support the completion of the annual audit and other required reporting.
- Supports the Director to ensure that risk management process reviews are completed.
- Prepares budget briefings documents and participates on the Board Finance Committee and management team meetings.
- Prepares Finance Committee Agenda and meeting documents.
- Maintains awareness of The 519’s changing strategies, priorities, policies and programs, as well as provincial legislation, to ensure that the design and delivery of service plans and budgets are linked to strategic objectives and Board priorities.
- Hires, supervises staff performance, and reviews work of various staff members including accounts payable, billing, payroll transactions and reconciliations.
- Contributes to the preparation of the manuals of instruction for budgets, service planning, inventory management systems and other related policies/procedures.
- Oversees the implementation and integration of a new financial management system.
- Supports the delivery of financial management training for employees who have delegated responsibilities related to purchasing, cash handling, etc.
- Participates in special project teams relating to specific initiatives or issues, providing sound strategic financial analysis and advice for recommendation, resolution and implementation.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with funders and community partners.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in roles with similar responsibility in organizational/corporate services in charitable non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, or related experience in privately held corporations, preferably within a unionized work environment.
- Diploma or degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or a related field of study with a major in Accounting or Finance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Proven knowledge and experience in public and non-profit organizations; including an understanding of Canadian public sector accounting standards for government not-for-profits ("PSAS-GNFPO").
- Strong research, analytical and conceptual thinking skills, with the capacity to understand complex financial, service, operating and policy issues.
- Proven experience in preparing comprehensive reports and analyzing, interpreting and summarizing financial data and related information for the purpose of supporting decision making regarding financial, budgetary, policy and/or service issues.
- Experience with enterprise-wide financial, human resources and budgeting systems, preferably Blackbaud Financial Edge.
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel as well as Access software tools.
- Sound judgment and ability to handle matters of a confidential, political and/or sensitive nature.
- Sound knowledge of applicable legislation (Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, MFIPPA, PHIPA, the City of Toronto Act, the Toronto Municipal Code Council Procedures, etc.), applicable collective agreements, HR policies & practices, etc.
- Ability to effectively communicate both written and orally with internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while ensuring accuracy, attention to details and meeting reporting deadlines.
The ideal candidate for this role will also have:
- Strong understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, anti-oppression and anti-racist frameworks, including current issues and trends and the role that community centres contribute in local neighborhoods, an asset.
- Understanding and analysis of the systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
- A passion for supporting the community and working for an organization that is striving to make a difference in the lives of others.
If you are searching for an opportunity that is both professionally rewarding and emotionally fulfilling, in an organization where you can make a positive impact in the lives of others, this may be your next career move.
The 519 actively encourages applicants from all equity seeking groups. The 519 embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Their goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing them to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.
We appreciate all expressed interest in this position, however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
The 519 is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. They are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.
POSITION DETAILS (JOB # 23-20)
$78,234 - $98,571 / year (wage grade 5.5)
Enrolled in health, dental, life and disability benefits after completing 6 months’ probation; Mandatory OMERS pension enrollment from day one.
Hours of Work
35 hours per week, flexible scheduling with expectation of evening and weekend work
3 weeks per year (eligible for use after completing one year of service)
Due to the nature of the work, this job will be performed primarily onsite at The 519 with some opportunities to work from home.