Senior Finance Officer, Budgeting- 12 month contract

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Nutrition International
  • Accounting / Finance
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-03-152019-03-29
Senior Finance Officer, Budgeting

Overall Purpose/Broad Function


  • Collaborate and work with unit directors and program staff to establish and manage program and unit budgets.
  • Establish regular budget review process identifying budget variances and explanations. Investigate and prepare variance analysis to ensure efficient project financial management and compliance with donor agreement terms and conditions.
  • Coordinate with finance and procurement staff for resolution of program and operational budget and contracting issues.
  • Liaise with HQ and Country offices on operational and programmatic budget issues.
  • Review Quarterly forecasts and variance reports and ensure accuracy, completeness and reasonableness.
  • Work with Board software to ensure budget information is up to date and accurate.

 Proposal Development

  • Work in collaboration with finance, program staff, regional Finance Directors and ER staff to provide input, analysis and feedback on corporate/unit/grant donor funding financial considerations and components.
  • Establish and maintain standard costing system for program components in various countries/regions to facilitate proposal budget development and review.

 Donor Reporting & Compliance

  •  Monitor agreements for donor reporting requirements, ensuring compliance with financial policies restrictions.
  • Coordination with program units for the timely completion of financial reporting components.
  • Compile and/or review financial reporting components and variance analysis.
  • Ensure compliance with donor financial terms and conditions.

 Education/Professional Designations/Experience

  • Degree in business administration, commerce or accounting.
  • Minimum seven years in a finance/accounts department of an organization out of which at least 3-5 years should preferable be with an International NGO.
  • Solid knowledge of generally acceptable accounting practices, financial systems, and budgets, in an international context.
  • Experience working with foreign currencies.

Language Skills

  •  Fluent English; French would be an asset.

 Travel Requirements

  •  None

 Other Specific Skill Requirements

  •  Intermediate level excel skills
  • Good communication and excellent inter-personal skills
  • A team player who is personable, diplomatic and confident at dealing with people at all levels
  • Competent IT skills, i.e. Word, Excel advanced, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Great Plains will be an advantage.
  • Good Analytical skills, Computing, Problem Solving, Methodical, Adaptable
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated and confident with the ability to multi-task

Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, NAFTA eligibility or other reciprocal trade agreement). Please click on Apply to submit your application. Competition closes on March 29, 12:00 AM.  This position is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment.  Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.