Finance Manager

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Accounting / Finance
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-05-022019-06-30

Finance Manager

Full-Time Permanent Position

The College of Early Childhood Educators (the College) regulates the more than 53,000 members of the early childhood education profession in the public interest, pursuant to the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007. The College establishes and enforces registration requirements, as well as ethical and professional standards. The College is a not-for-profit organization with a staff of 60 and an annual operating budget of approximately $10M.

We are seeking an experienced professional well-versed in managing financial activities including planning, budgeting, payroll, accounting and reporting. This position will also oversee procurement activities.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensure financial policies, processes, plans, budgets and reports comply with relevant legislation, regulation and by-laws.
  • Recommend changes and support the implementation of procedures, operating systems, budgets and other internal control functions.
  • Lead, plan, prepare and coordinate budgeting, financial reporting and reconciliation activities.
  • Proactively identify potential operational and financial risks and recommend solutions to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • Plan and coordinate the annual audit process and preparation of external audit materials.
  • Oversee the processing of payroll, including T4/T4As, ROEs, garnishments and remittances.
  • Work with the Registration department to resolve issues regarding receipt of members’ fees.
  • Oversee the processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, GL and journal entries.
  • Create and implement procurement policies and practices enabling the cost-effective purchase and maintenance of goods and services.
  • Manage direct report(s) and function of the unit, including recruitment and selection, training, evaluation and performance reviews.


  • Completion of a CPA designation and 5 to 7 years’ experience in accounting, budgeting, payroll, financial planning and analysis.
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply the College’s by-laws, related policies, legislation and regulations in a regulatory environment.
  • Familiarity working with internal and external stakeholders in preparing and reporting financial information.
  • Experience in developing strategies to ensure the long-term financial health of organizations.
  • Experience preparing and managing procurement-related documentation, including but not limited to Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Business (RFB) and Request for Quotation (RFQ).
  • Experience supporting software implementation.
  • Financial and business acumen, coupled with an investigative nature and a seek-to-understand mentality.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with ELT, Council and Committee members, management and employees.
  • Problem-solving, analytical, judgement and critical thinking skills to enable effective decision-making.
  • Relationship-management and consultation skills to foster and maintain collaborative, supportive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand group dynamics and influence decision-making through appropriate means of communication based on audience needs.
  • Management leadership and coaching skills, including the ability to foster a team environment.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and exercise good judgment.
  • Adept at adapting to, and navigating through, on-going change.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle matters requiring high levels of diplomacy, professionalism, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and payroll software.

Please submit your application on our website. The position will remain open until it has been filled. We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The College of Early Childhood Educators is committed to providing accommodations in our hiring process for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please contact us and we will work with you to meet your needs.