Job Posting 99390

Finance Manager
Toronto Wildlife Centre
Toronto Metro area, Southern Ontario
Downsview Park
closes in 37 days (Sun, 31 Mar)
full time

Status: Permanent, Full time 


Location: Currently located in Downsview Park (North York) with plans to move to the Rouge National Urban Park (Scarborough)


Start Date: TBD                                             


Compensation: Commensurate with experience          


About Toronto Wildlife Centre

Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) is a registered charity that provides rescue, medical care and rehabilitation to sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife as well as public education about wildlife issues. TWC is the busiest wildlife centre in Canada, admitting approximately 6,000 patients annually, with more than 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians represented. For more information, please visit our website:


Position Summary

The Finance Manager works in partnership with the entire management team and the Board of Directors. As an accomplished expert in Financial Stewardship and Performance, you are committed to the TWC mission and will provide strategic financial leadership across the entire organization, playing a key role in delivering on our current and future goals. You will be assisted by a part-time Bookkeeper and part-time Payroll Specialist as a direct reports.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the financial matters in line with good practice, in accordance with Board policies and legal reporting requirements
  • Supervise the Bookkeeper’s and Payroll Specialist’s work
  • Ensure monthly journal entries and account reconciliations are reviewed and ensure uploads from various departments are posted and are accurate
  • Ensure all financial activities and reporting, including fund accounting, are executed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure that appropriate internal controls exist throughout the organization
  • Ensure both payroll service and benefit providers are compliant with contract terms
  • Preparation of cash flow analysis and forecasting on an ongoing basis
  • Preparation of financial monthly corporate narrative package, analyzing results and explaining material variances to management and the Board
  • Support the Executive Director and Operations Manager in developing an annual budget and support the presentation to the Board
  • Ensure that accounting for donations and construction spending on new centre development is correctly recorded
  • Provide sound investment management leadership to maximize the return on TWC’s reserved funds within the Board policy guidelines
  • Lead the compilation of the year-end draft financial statements, preparation of year-end audit lead sheets, liaising with the external auditor and responding to audit queries
  • Develop forecasting and modeling tools that enable TWC to measure success, opportunities, and risks, and to plan for the future
  • Participate in the development of strategic annual and long- term plans, incorporating financial planning in the process
  • Assess processes in order to identify and communicate process and/or control weaknesses
  • Develop, reassess, implement, and oversee compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Assess and provide recommendations to the Executive Director and the Board on evolving accounting standards and tax regulations
  • Provide support and guidance to other staff as required when requested



Position Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, professional designation in good standing (CA, CMA or CGA)
  • Minimum 4 years of progressive financial experience at a managerial level
  • Strong knowledge and experience in end-to-end financial processes and controls
  • Experience in working within the charity sector preferred
  • Experience and comfort working in a team environment

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) with focus on clear, concise messaging
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to influence with integrity across with organization and with external parties
  • Motivated self-starter, with ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing and dynamic work environment
  • Advanced proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office and has an aptitude for learning new computer applications
  • A working knowledge of standard financial reporting guidelines, MIS Guidelines, GAAP (specifically not-for-profit accounting and PSAS), CRA regulations and guidelines
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Process improvement mindset to identify and provide recommendations to enhance efficiencies, effectiveness and cost savings

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to spend extended periods using a computer keyboard
  • Requires extended periods of sitting

Working Conditions: 

  • Fast-paced office/hospital environment, with noise and the possibility of frequent interruptions
  • This position requires working near materials and animals that may trigger allergic reactions



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