Community Living Algoma – Director of Finance

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Join our team at Community Living Algoma as a Director of Finance!

Unleash Your Financial Leadership at Community Living Algoma as a Director of Finance! Shape the Future with Numbers and Drive the Success of our Organization. Join Us Today!

Join our team as the Director of Finance and be at the forefront of financial innovation for our mission-driven non-profit organization. We are seeking an experienced and forward-thinking leader who thrives on modernization and process creation. Collaborating closely with the Executive Director and senior leadership team, you will spearhead effective, accurate, and timely management of all financial matters for our Agency. From ensuring compliance with legislative, regulatory, and funding requirements to overseeing diverse areas such as cost accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and risk management, your expertise will drive our financial success. If you believe in our mission statement and are passionate about making a difference, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and shape the future of our organization.

Why CLA?
• We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion
and Belonging
• Outstanding career opportunities – we’re growing and pushing
ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday – we’re open to
your ideas and trying new things
• A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled
with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important
• We offer attractive pay, a great corporate culture,
comprehensive and employee-focused benefits, including virtual
healthcare and a wellness platform, incredible savings programs,
and a clear vision for the future.

Come find out for yourself what it is like to be a part of our journey!

A day in the life
1. Financial Management:
• Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements
and reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles (GAAP).
• Establish and enforce internal financial and accounting policies
and procedures to ensure compliance.
• Oversee the accounting function, including general ledger
maintenance, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll
• Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements, such as
Charitable Status, Tax Withholding, Income Tax, and Sales Tax.
• Prepare necessary information for annual audits and collaborate
with the Board’s Financial Oversight Committee and external
auditors as required.
• Maintain complete and accurate documentation for all financial
• Prepare for third party annual audit including preparation of
financial statements and preparation of information required by
• Implementing recommendation from third-party review of
financial operations.
• Review and recommend internal control for risk-management

2. Financial Systems and Controls:
• Develop and maintain robust financial accounting systems for
cash management, accounts payable/receivable, credit control,
donations, and petty cash.
• Perform bank and investment account reconciliations.
• Make necessary general journal adjusting entries.
• Review monthly results and implement variance reporting.
• Manage the organization’s cash flow and prepare cash flow
• Oversee donation record keeping and receipting functions.

3. Policies and Compliance:
• Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure
secure storage and compliance with current legislation for
financial and human resources information.
• Manage the acquisition, recording, amortization, and disposal of
capital assets.
• Submit applications for rebates from government entities.
• Prepare the annual charitable return in a timely manner.
• Liaise with the Financial Oversight Committee and/or the Board
of Directors as required.
• Assist in financial reporting for meetings and annual events.

4. Payroll and Benefits:
• Develop payroll reports for financial analysis.
• Ensure accurate payroll processing, statutory remittances, and
issuance of T4s and T4As.
• Establish efficient payroll systems, procedures, processes, and
controls to ensure timely and accurate employee payments.

5. Budgeting and Forecasting:
• Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation.
• Prepare the annual organizational budget in consultation with
the Executive Director, Senior Management Team, and Financial
Oversight Committee.
• Collaborate with Directors and Managers to develop internal
budgets and funding application budgets.
• Support the Senior Management team in identifying and
achieving short- and long-term priorities through effective cost

6. Risk Management:
• Monitor risk management policies and procedures to minimize
program and organizational risks.
• Oversee the annual insurance renewal process and ensure
appropriate coverage.

7. Leadership and Team Management:
• Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to align team
goals with the agency’s strategic initiatives.
• Manage the Finance team, providing performance management,
development, and supervision.

What you bring:
• Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required
• Minimum 2 years’ senior management work experience in
financial accounting.
• Accounting/Finance experience in the Not-for-profit or Charitable
sector is required.
• Working knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting
charities and charitable status, including CRA regulations in
• Knowledge of compliance regulations and financial reporting for
organizations working within the charitable not for-profit sector.
• Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting
practices, budget administration, financial forecasting, analysis,
and reporting.
• Knowledge of Ministry of Children, Community and Social
Services (MCCSS) legislative requirements is an asset but not
• Knowledge of business process management, and ability to
implement changes to existing practices
• Proficiency with Office 365 including MS Word, Outlook and
Advanced Excel skills.
• Proficiency with payroll and accounting software. Sage 300 ERP
accounting software is desirable.
• Proven ability to implement new software packages.
• Excellent organizational, administrative, time management,
analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability
to work effectively with staff, volunteers, suppliers, and others
• Ability to take initiative, anticipate outcomes, and work
independently with minimal supervision

About Us:
Community Living Algoma is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of their own communities. We achieve this through personalized supports and services tailored to each individual’s unique goals and needs. At CLA, we prioritize choice, ensuring that those we serve have control over where they live, learn, work, and enjoy their leisure time.
Founded in 1954 by concerned parents, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to promoting inclusion and independence for individuals with developmental disabilities for over sixty years. With a range of residential and community-based services, including Supported Independent Living, Community Participation Supports, Employment, Urgent Response, and Volunteer Services, we support over 500 individuals and families each year.

We are seeking passionate individuals to join our team and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. As a member of our organization, you will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment dedicated to providing high-quality care and empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. Join us at Community Living Algoma and help make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve.

• We are Mission, Vision, Values focused
• We value our people and our community
• We are future-focused and challenge the status quo
• We foster collaboration in everything we do
• We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

If you are a strategic thinker, possess exceptional financial acumen, and have a passion for driving organizational success through effective financial management, we invite you to apply!

I am READY to JOIN the Journey!

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