Founded in 1956, the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and District (CMHA Kelowna) is part of Canada’s oldest national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness.
At CMHA Kelowna, we are dedicated to Mental Health in our community. No matter how old or how young, we provide support for families and individuals through programs that promote positive mental health and support recovery, while championing the elimination of barriers that can prevent people from thriving. We are a dynamic, innovative and visionary organization. We are seeking individuals who share our vision of a mentally healthy Kelowna and are passionate about making a difference in our community by bringing their particular expertise to our organization. Our success stories are countless, but there is still work to do. This is where you come in…
We are looking for a Director of Finance to provide strategic financial leadership and run the day- to -day Accounting and Finance function of the organization. As a member of the leadership team, you are responsible for the operations component of the business. Key areas of responsibility include developing and managing the operating budget and multi-year plan, financial and business reporting and forecasting, ensuring proper controls of financial and non-financial resources, as well as managing two exceptional team members (finance and operations coordinators). Taking the lead in directing and managing the accounting function, you will provide accurate information to the Executive Director and Board of Directors, maintain the accounting systems and implement changes as required. As the ideal candidate, you have the exceptional ability to manage a complex financial operation, are able to allocate funds within multiple facilities and programs and will work hands-on in the business.
- Manage the accounting operations including the review of journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and statutory reporting;
- Establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal regulatory and company policies and procedures;
- Budgeting and forecasting;
- Prepare, analyze and present monthly, quarterly and annual operating results for each department;
- Provide strategic analysis as required to drive improved decision making;
- Work with external auditors and Board of Directors;
- Prepare and present financial information for quarterly and annual reports;
- Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of financial information;
- Implementation and management of internal controls with respect to financial policies, processes and procedures;
- Provides advice and guidance on all accounting matters including financial systems, record keeping, analysis, and reporting;
- Coordinates the year-end audit and preparation of audited financial statements;
- Coordinates all other customer and government audits;
- Responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements and external reporting to financial institutions, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met;
- Generation of reports of performance against budgets;
- Supporting new systems or project selections and implementation from a strategic finance and internal control perspective;
- Authorizes cheques, purchase orders and invoices;
- Promotes and maintains positive corporate relations with the financial community;
- Hiring, training, mentoring and supervising of finance and operations team;
- Other related duties as required or assigned.
- University degree in Business/Accounting;
- Professional accounting designation not required if candidate has significant experience overseeing financial operations in a complex environment;
- Minimum 7 years of professional experience, not for profit preferred;
- Minimum 3 years experience in a senior financial management role; supervisory experience required;
- Extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of not for profit accounting and financial management;
- Experience overseeing audits performed by external audit firms;
- Financial analysis, budgeting and strategic planning experience;
- Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and applications;
- Knowledge of budget preparation and analysis techniques;
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel;
- Advanced knowledge of simply accounting, job costing and departmental accounting;
- Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, problem solving and organizational skills are critical;
- High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts;
- Attention to detail in all areas of work.
To apply for this exciting position, please forward a cover letter and resume by June 28, 2017 to: Tanja Halsall, Director of People and Operations; Tanja.Halsall@cmha.bc.ca
CMHA is an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.
We appreciate and thank all applicants for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.