FINANCIAL OFFICER

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
  • Accounting / Finance
Part Time
  • Alberta - Edmonton Area - Edmonton
Experienced (Non-manager)$57,800 - 68,0002019-03-082019-03-22

The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. The independent Councils are committed to global sustainable development, social justice and social change. They are rooted in communities across Canada and represent nearly 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. Council membership varies from locally based cultural community civil society organizations to highly recognizable international organizations.

As part of the ICN, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) aims to mobilize Albertans to become global citizens engaged in sustainable development. We do this by building the capacity of network organizations, representing members’ interests with government and others, and increasing the awareness, knowledge, and connections of Albertans in global issues and sustainable development.

ACGC, on behalf of the Inter-Council Network, is undertaking a capacity building initiative entitled Spur Change: Knowledge Sharing & Capacity Building, to enhance the contribution of Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs) to Canada’s international development efforts towards achieving gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ICN is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join this new initiative in the role of Financial Officer.  This position is a 50% position. (flexible scheduling available).

POSITION TITLE:   Financial Officer
POSITION TYPE: Part-Time (50% time)
SALARY RANGE: $57,800 - $68,000 (pro-rated at 50% effort). A benefit package is offered in addition to salary
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2019

Reporting to the Executive Director of ACGC, the Financial Officer  will oversee the accounting
operations of ACGC, and in particular manage the Spur Change program in accordance with Global Affairs Canada standards. In conjunction with the Executive Director and the National Program Manager for the SPUR Change program, the Financial Officer will be responsible for financial activities, including budgeting, forecasting, account reconciliation and reporting statements of financial position, and on an ongoing basis, will oversee accounting activities related to income auditing, accounts payable processing, accounts receivable collection, and tax compliance.

This is a part-time (50%) position based at the ACGC office in Edmonton for a term of up to five (5) years.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have CPA designation, or pursuing a CPA, or equivalent experiences;
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ accounting experience in financial reporting and budgeting and in a non-profit organization;
  • Be knowledge of federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations;
  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to manage priorities and workflow;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced work environment;
  • English language fluency; also fluency in French preferred;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Quickbooks and fund accounting is considered an asset;
  • Experience working on government funded projects is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of international development organizations;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian NGO community, funding, and government policies, Results Based Management, and Performance Measurement Framework;
  • Experience developing accounting policies and procedures;
  • Exposure to Ceridien payroll is an asset;
  • Understanding of a human rights-based approach to development.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive Director and National Program Manager to prepare and manage a comprehensive budget;
  • Prepare financial reports for Global Affairs Canada, ACGC and ICN as requested;
  • Work with consultant to develop financial plan portion of Project Implementation Plan (PIP) for
    Global Affairs Canada;
  • Develop accurate financial statements and reports and maintain ACGC accounts in accordance
    with generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Maintain the general ledger and oversee financial accounting systems for cash management,
    accounts payable and receivable, deposits and petty cash;
  • Prepare supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with external auditors as
    necessary;
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial
    transactions;
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings of the Treasurer and Finance Committee.
  • Proactively maintains highly organized filing system; files  invoices, reimbursements, and other financial records.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of systems and procedures as needed.

Position Details:

This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will be based at the ACGC office in Edmonton.  Hours of work can be flexible to accommodate successful applicants.

ACGC is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications that may contribute to the further diversification of ideas in the workplace, including visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.

To apply: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names of two references to employment@acgc.ca by March 22, 2019.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition of voluntary sector organizations located in Alberta, working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. We are committed to international cooperation that is people-centered, democratic, just, inclusive, and respectful of the environment and indigenous cultures. We work towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all.

For more information about ACGC please visit www.acgc.ca.

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