Financial Controller

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Career Foundation
  • Accounting / Finance
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-03-272019-04-26

Organization Profile:  The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services.  Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. The Career Foundation receives funding from Employment Ontario, Service Canada, and private sector companies. For more information please visit our website at

At The Career Foundation we value inclusiveness and embrace diversity in the workplace.  We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative and team-oriented.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An RRSP matching plan
  • A wellness program


Position Type: Full time 12-month contract, with very good possibility of renewal

Location(s):  Toronto  

Experience: 7+ years

Reporting to: Executive Director

Start date: June 2019


Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Controller is responsible for all aspects of the reporting function, as well as the internal control and audit function of The Career Foundation.  The Controller is responsible for managing strategic, capital and operational planning processes, developing budgets and recommending resource allocation according to planning.  The Controller ensures the Executive and Senior Management Team have the financial information required to support decision making and evaluation of financial plans and funder requirements.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Ensure all financial transactions are appropriately processed and recorded in adherence to funder expectations
  • Oversees financial department daily operations not limited to; running payroll, accounts payable/ receivable, program reporting, benefits administration, financial statements, bill payments
  • Monitors and controls organization/ program expenses ensuring adherence to contractual obligations
  • Responds to the financial needs at all levels of the organization including, The Board of Directors, Executive Team and Program Managers/ Coordinators
  • Consistently reviews current and projected needs of the organization; monitoring, updating, and communicating adjustments to the budget as needed during the year
  • Adheres to funder expectations by ensuring that contractual financial obligations are met
  • Creates and presents annual forecast budget consistently monitoring and adjusting as necessary
  • Assures timely and appropriate reporting to funder
  • Attends board meetings reporting financials and providing strategic recommendations as necessary
  • Co-ordinates and participates in financial audits ensuring funders expectations are met
  • Liaises and maintains relationship with funders and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Ensures cost savings for organization by optimizing value of funds, coordinating investments and overseeing and negotiating all leases, insurance policies and major vender agreements
  • Oversees and supports the development of all program budgets for new project proposals
  • Assesses potential risk and establishes processes to minimize risk
  • Handles communications with insurance provider and obtains insurance certificates for funders as needed
  • Supervises department team members, providing appropriate support, development opportunities, recognition, challenge and motivation for team
  • Maintains an accounting procedures manual for the organization
  • Maintains a filing system with all key organization documents
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible related experience in a not-for-profit environment
  • Must possess a master’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, commerce, business administration, or related field
  • Professional accounting designation, CPA is an asset
  • Experience using Sage 50 is required
  • Sound working knowledge in MS Office products (Excel, Word, and Outlook); advanced knowledge of Excel is required
  • Knowledge of ADP Workflow Now payroll system would be an asset
  • Must possess knowledge of legal requirements to maintain registered charity status
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong organizational and management abilities
  • Excellent time management with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the proven ability to plan, develop and execute creative approaches to complex financial issues
  • Experience in strategic planning & execution
  • Able to handle high volumes and multiple priorities in a professional, courteous manner while meeting strict deadlines



Application Process: Please submit application to  Remember to quote the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.  Thank you for your interest in The Career Foundation.