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Finance Manager - St Jude Community Homes

May 07, 2021
Old Toronto, Ontario


The Finance Manager (Controller) will oversee organization-wide operations including financial administration and budgeting, grant and project funding tracking and reporting.



Title:                                        Finance Manager (Controller)
Status:                                    Full-time, permanent
Reports to:                             Executive Director
Location:                                Toronto Office
Compensation:                      Competitive non-profit salary, commensurate with experience; extended health benefits; Life insurance; Group RRSP contributions



St. Jude Community Homes (SJCH) is a private non-profit organization providing both support services and permanent, safe, affordable housing for adults recovering from mental illness – a place to call home and a community of belonging.  We are committed to helping residents live interdependently in the community in an atmosphere of support, cooperation, mutual respect and encouragement.  We own and operate properties predominantly in City of Toronto’s east end.



SJCH is seeking an experienced Finance Manager with leadership, team, and relationship building skills, and who is passionate about building a more sustainable and inclusive society and looking to contribute to a vibrant, values-driven organization. The Finance Manager will oversee the organization’s finances including financial administration and budgeting, grant and project funding tracking and reporting. With direction from the Executive Director (ED), the Finance Manager ensures that the organization’s systems support the effective delivery of SJCH’s programs and services. As a member of the management team, the Finance Manager will work closely with the ED, management team, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and external Auditors.  This position will have a direct report, who will support the Finance Manager with reception, accounts receivable and accounts payable.



The key responsibilities outlined below are descriptive and not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all tasks and duties associated with this position.

  • Responsible for full cycle accounting.
  • Prepare month-end reporting packages, and financial statements for distribution to the management team.
  • Prepare year-end financial statements, working papers, lead sheets, including account reconciliations, bank reconciliations; performs variance analysis and responds to auditor inquiries.
  • Payroll management, including employee benefit administration.
  • Funder (MOH, LHIN, City of Toronto) relationship management, including funding submissions.
  • Participate in the development of and support of the agency’s strategic plans,
  • Monitor the financial performance of the agency.
  • Compile and analyze financial reporting packages.
  • Prepare budgets by establishing schedules, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, recommending plans.
  • Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets.
  • Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, initiating corrective actions.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain operational, projects, and capital controls in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Communicate financial metrics to management team.
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and support to the accounts receivable/payable bookkeeper.
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances: oversee the investment portfolio.
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Complies with federal, provincial, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training direct reports.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline.
  • Accounting designation CPA (CGA, CMA or CA) is preferred, or working towards a professional designation CPA (CGA, CMA or CA), or an equivalent combination of related experience and education.
  • Minimum 8 years accounting experience in a senior accounting or financial management role.
  • Experience in the not for profit sector.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Excellent team work ability to work closely with the Executive Director, management team, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and Auditors.
  • An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.



Work is usually performed with-in a standard office environment, based out of the SJCH’s Toronto office.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, work may be performed as a combination of working with-in the SJCH Toronto Office and working remotely from home or other suitable location, with a full phased return to the SJCH Toronto office planned in accordance with guidance from public health authorities



SJCH strives to embody its values of fairness, inclusion and justice in its hiring and employment practices and has a strong commitment to employment equity.



Please submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm EST, May 7, 2021. No phone or email enquiries please. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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