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Financial Manager/Analyst - London Clay Art Centre

Nov 27, 2020
London, Ontario

The Opportunity:

Part-time up to 20 hours per week, flexible - $26,000 to $30,000 (commensurate with experience)

Are you passionate about helping a great charitable organization grow its community impact?

We are looking for an analytical, forward-thinking, strategic and tech-savvy individual to join our team in the role of Financial Manager/Analyst at London Clay Art Centre. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the dynamic growth and long-term competitive advantage of our organization as it enters into an exciting phase of strategic realignment.  

The London Potters Guild (LPG) is the incorporated charity that owns and operates the social enterprise known as London Clay Art Centre (LCAC). The LPG’s mission is:

To be the leader in the education and promotion of the clay arts in Southwestern Ontario. We provide high-quality programming, nurture the development of professional clay artists, collaborate with other community organizations and encourage fellowship in an inclusive and accessible facility.

LCAC is where the LPG accomplishes most of its charitable work; it is a 7,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of London’s Old East Village. The Centre offers a wide range of programming for all skill levels from beginners to professional clay artists in London and surrounding area, provides studio space for approximately 140 members, and operates a retail store.

Our vision is to also provide free ceramic art programming annually to thousands of underserved local individuals,  and to be recognized internationally as a world-class clay art and educational centre.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Financial Manager/Analyst, London Clay Art Centre

Position Summary:

Financial Manager/Analyst Part-time, flexible hours, average 20 hours per week  

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Financial Manager/Analyst leads the financial administration of the organization and is responsible for the development, analysis, and oversight of the multi-faceted budget at London Clay Art Centre. The incumbent helps maintain ongoing relationships with government bodies and funders. Duties include general accounting, financial forecasting, operations/management accounting, regulatory compliance, budget preparation, cash management, and charitable receipting. 

The Financial Manager/Analyst works closely with a small, dedicated team of skilled staff, and volunteers, including the board, to achieve the organization’s mission. The Financial Manager/Analyst plays an integral role in ensuring sound financial management and strategic development of the organization through strong accounting stewardship, tracking our financial status and identifying areas for improvement.


  • Advise and assist with business planning: the development, implementation, and administration of internal financial controls, financial management, and accounting policies and procedures;
  • Monitor legal compliance with the CRA guidelines and stay current with all regulations, payroll practices, tax laws, reporting requirements and other existing legislation and regulations relevant to finance and our charitable status;
  • Assume responsibility for bank statement reconciliation, general ledger and journal entry adjustments; statement of accounts, support for accounts payable/receivable;
  • Perform payroll function - biweekly pays through provider, monthly source deductions, quarterly WSIB premiums, yearly T4 and T4As;
  • Prepare annual T3010 charity return and quarterly HST returns;
  • Respond to financial queries and provide support to department or project leads;
  • Prepare financial reports in a timely manner (for projects, monthly department statements, board meetings)
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of annual budgets; monitor performance against budgeted KPIs and investigate significant variances; proactively anticipate, identify, and resolve issues;
  • Develop budgets and reports for various grant/funding applications as required;
  • Liaise with auditors at year-end to produce annual audited financial statements;
  • Analyze trends and provide recommendations for increased revenue generation;
  • Ensure timely submission of documents for municipal programs; forgivable loans, and tax rebate;
  • Process donations and issue charitable tax receipts;
  • Update and maintain financial data in CRM system;
  • General bookkeeping and other duties as required.

Requirements and Competencies:

  • Professional accounting accreditation (CPA);
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role, familiar with accounting practices for charitable organizations;
  • Deep understanding of and ability to use QuickBooks online; familiarity with Spotlight Reporting an asset;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically MS Word and Excel spreadsheets;
  • Ability to analyze, process and present financial data in understandable and useful ways to various stakeholders: financial projections, risk management, trouble shooting;
  • Experience working with auditors to prepare annual financial report;
  • Understanding of board relations and governance;
  • Effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex financial information to less financially literate audiences;
  • Possess a high level of professionalism, and the ability to foster positive working relationships;
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and problem-solving ability required;
  • Ability to work with and learn multiple software systems (ie. Paypal, Moneris, CRMs)
  • Ability to multitask and meet ongoing deadlines;
  • Knowledge of or interest in social enterprises;
  • Strategic thinker for securing funds, managing risk, analyzing financial/IT needs;
  • Successful Level 2 Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check.

Please create one PDF document comprising a cover letter, résumé, and three (3) business references. Email using the subject line “Financial Manager/Analyst” to by 5 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2020.

No telephone or e-mail inquiries, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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