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PositionFinance Officer / Controller for a Not For Profit Association
Position No.:1512
LocationWest Edmonton on St. Albert Trail
Salary$85 - 100 K per year, three weeks of vacation. THIS is a 14 month maternity leave job opportunity.
ContactJudy Sayler


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Officer is responsible for the association's financial, accounting, administrative services in order to meet legislative and regulatory requirements.  You will be involved in securing credit from banks, assist with tax and compliance matters and manage the financial risks within the organization.  You will maanage and mentor one Senior Accounting Clerk.


  • Coordinate financial planning and budget management functions.
  • Prepare, monitor and analyze monthly and quarterly operating results against budget for performance and risk assessment.
  • Investigate variances in budgets, reporting and general accounting and resolve issues as required.
  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger.
  • Prepare timely and accurate bank and financial statements.
  • Maintain cash controls, monitors bank balances, ensures data integrity in all financial reporting.
  • Monitor and maintain cash reserves and investments, invest excess monies appropriately to gain maximum interest.
  • Work with the executive team to develop annual budgets, coordinate the annual audit and yearly budget.
  • Grant administration and reporting.
  • Works closely with the management team and board members.
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable - reconciles accounts, prepare journal entries, issue receipts, maintain invoices for all account receivables, reconcile daily, weekly and monthly deposits, maintain accurate records.
  • Payroll and Benefits - process full-cycle bi-weekly payroll for a staff of 30 employees including benefit administration, T4's, ROE's, WCB reports, processing employee expense reports, RRSP contributions and leave-management system.

Qualifications: In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the necessary qualifications:

Experience & Skill Requirements

  • Professional accounting designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) is required.
  • Minimum 5-8 years experience in a progressively responsible financial position; Not-For-Profit experience a definite asset with experience with financial reporting, analysis and grant funding within a regulatory environment.
  • Experience with SAGE 300 accounting software, ADVANCED working knowledge of Excel and other MS programs.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, internal controls and management accounting concepts, strategic, financial and business planning cycles; ability to interpret and apply financial and accounting policies and procedures; ability to learn and apply new concepts and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills such as: conflict management, active listening, providing clear messages to others.
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with divergent groups; ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to travel to business meetings, possess a valid AB Class 5 driver's license.
Referrals: If you are not interested in this position but know of someone who you feel has similar qualifications to yourself and who you would like to refer to us, we offer an excellent referral bonus if that individual is hired by one of our clients.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Sayler's Employment & Consulting Ltd., 2010