Status : Permanent Full-time
Reporting to : Director of Finance
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and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation known as Integrated Innovation®.
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Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1 million lives and improve up to 28 million lives by 2030.
The Finance Manager - Corporate is responsible for managing and overseeing the financial activities of the Corporate unit within the organization.
The role includes managing all corporate financial activities, reviewing financial statements and reports, accounting / financial memos, ad-
hoc projects and the training and development of staff. The role has a wide-ranging number of internal and external stakeholders.
Working closely with the Director of Finance, and Senior Management, the responsibilities of the Finance Manager - Corporate include, but are not limited to :
Oversee Corporate Finance : monthly / quarterly / annual close, funder budgets, reporting, invoicing, payments and overview of corporate finances and compliance
Managing the monthly and quarterly financial close process, including the review of journal entries and reconciliations, balance sheet analytics, assistance in the review of results compared to budget and forecast and coordination and collaboration with other GCC departments.
Overseeing the month-end financial close, and process continuous improvements aimed at refining documentation, timeliness and overall quality of the close.
Review of the quarterly financial statements and related quarterly reports and deliverables (Audit, Finance & Risk Committee schedules / reports)
Oversee annual corporate audit and is the main point of contact with the corporate auditors.
Troubleshooting and resolving complex issues and problems escalated by staff.
Recommend and implement policies and procedures to improve or streamline processes in accordance with internal controls.
Generate financial schedules to assist the management and finance team with the planning and strategic decision-making process on an ad hoc basis.
Liaise with internal and external professional service providers and funders. Respond to inquiries, provides information and reports, as requested.
Lead and / or participate in finance projects, which may include managing the project life cycle and ensuring project goals, timelines and budget are met;
or participate as a team member; or guide and support project team members to meet project goals and timelines.
Plan and assign tasks to finance staff. Lead, motivate and mentor team members.
Evaluate and complete individual performance evaluations.
Perform other related duties as assigned by management. Adhere to established policies and procedures.
Bachelor degree in Finance / Accounting or other undergraduate degree in a related field
Member of CPA Canada (Chartered Professional Accountants), CPA Designation
5 to 8 years of team leadership experience, preferably in the not-for-profit environment
Independent thought leadership - able to work independently, make timely decisions and drive solutions forward under pressure.
Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically and implement solutions at the management level.
Leadership and communication excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills, is proactive in identifying issues, seeking solutions and able to build consensus across groups and individuals to implement solutions.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with all levels of employees and management.
People management and business partnership able to identify and resolve issues to implement change and efficiency.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter.
You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.