Director of Finance

LOCATION: Toronto
TRAVEL REQUIRED: 5%
EXPERIENCE: 7+ years
DEPARTMENT: Finance & Admin
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: CEO

Job Description

As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance provides financial leadership and management to the organization and is responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational finance at Raising The Village – including budget management, financial reporting, and risk management. The Director of Finance envisions and implements financial systems and processes to support the organization’s growth and expansion, and is responsible for the financial management policies and practices being in compliance with international, and local laws (in the countries of origin and operations) as well as in adherence to our donor requirements. The incumbent will work closely with the Administration team, and provide leadership to both the finance and administration teams in countries of origin and operation. The Director of Finance will work closely with the CEO to develop and communicate our financial narrative to multiple stakeholders including funders, partners, Board of Directors, and the Management teams in Canada and Uganda.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Raising The Village’s 3-year financial strategy in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Lead all financial activities of the organization, funds allocations, financial planning and reporting, and donor receipting.
  • Develop long-term financial vision and scenarios to support our growth.
  • Responsible for all aspects of financial stewardship, risk assessment and management, compliance and governance.
  • Develop, review, implement and manage internal control processes and procedures to minimize risks to the organization.
  • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, cost management, variance reporting, investment, revenue analysis.
  • Develop financial policies, and streamline financial management and reporting processes in a multinational context.
  • Develop financial reporting standards for a variety of donors with respect to restricted or unrestricted grants.
  • Accountable for annual audit.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Accountable for payroll, currency exchange, cashflow management, reserve fund management, compensation management, bookkeeping and other day-to-day administrative functions.
  • Oversee Legal, and Compliance functions
  • Lead and direct the Global Financial and Administration Teams
  • Provide Finance Team support to partner organizations as required.

Requirements and Experience

  • Designation – CPA or equivalent
  • 7+ years of financial and leadership experience
  • Experience in international development or non-profit sector, with a strong understanding of field finance is an asset
  • Demonstrated results as an innovative finance leader in growing organizations
  • Exceptional analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills with a demonstrated ability to engage, influence, and negotiate.
  • Expert knowledge of overseeing controls with internal/external audit experience
  • Solid understanding of non-profit accounting principles and federal, provincial, and international legislations affecting charities.
  • Proficiency in accounting systems. Experience with Sage 50 is a plus
  • Demonstrable experience with managing and coaching a team, managing
    performance, and creating a strong culture of accountability
  • Strong change management skills
  • Multi-disciplinary and hands-on leader, who works well with internal and stakeholders with an integrated approach
  • Representation from our areas of program operations would be a preference.

Application Process

The deadline for applying for this job is February 22, 2021 at 5:00PM EST, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Please follow the link below for the application procedure.

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.