Finance Manager

Working in Canada

The Role and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Finance Manager to undertake the day-to-day financial operations with responsibility for financial planning, management accounting, analysis and reporting. This includes providing financial oversight of the 3-year Mastercard Foundation project fund being implemented in Ghana. The Finance Manager will coordinate with the global finance team in the UK and receive technical support from a part time finance consultant in Canada. CAMFED is looking for a driven individual who is passionate about the work we do and can successfully contribute to our mission. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic organization of highly motivated individuals!

Specific Accountabilities

  • Take the lead in financial management and day-to-day accounting processes for the Canada Office, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, income recognition, donation records, bank reconciliation, and expense claims.

  • Have primary responsibility for all accounting records, drafting of journal entries, and maintenance of the general ledger.

  • Treasury management of funds held in Canada.

  • Prepare quarterly financial statements and management information for the CAMFED Canada Board of Trustees.

  • Prepare CAMFED Canada’s annual budget, co-ordinating with departmental budget holders and monitoring budget performance during the year.

  • Carry out month, quarter and year end procedures and prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and reports for CAMFED’s Global Office.

  • Ensure procurement standards are adhered to and documentation is complete.

  • Assist with audit preparation and completion.

  • Compile the annual T3010 Charity Return

  • Compile the semi-annual GST and PST (HST) Rebate Returns.

  • Have lead involvement in accounting for the Mastercard Foundation project fund, including but not limited to the following areas:

    • Monitoring of fixed assets.

    • Reviewing overseas expenditure and cash request processing.

    • Maintaining of all paper and electronic records.

    • Providing consolidated monthly reporting incorporating information received from Ghana and the UK.

    • Lead the annual re-budgeting process.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Degree in accounting or a related field and a CA designation.

  • At least 5 years proven track record in an international not-for-profit with exposure to large grant funding.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Knowledge of working with Salesforce and/or Financial Force preferred.

  • Proven skills in completing and filing the T3010 Charity Return, Annual Corporate Return and HST Rebate applications.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Organized and a keen eye for detail.

  • Able to work independently and provide accurate and timely information to high standards.

  • Flexibility to accommodate time differences to communicate with the global finance team on occasion.

  • A passion for CAMFED’s mission to eradicate poverty in Africa by educating and empowering girls is key to every member of the CAMFED Canada team.


Please email your CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page) to [email protected] by 5.30pm EST on Thursday 31st October 2019. Please use the job title in the subject line of the email.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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