Manager, Finance

COREFull TimeToronto, ON

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We are currently seeking the ideal candidate to fill the position of:

Manager, Finance

FoodShare is a food justice organization, advocating for the right to food and working to challenge the systemic barriers that keep people from accessing food. We support community-led food initiatives and work alongside those most impacted by poverty and food insecurity- Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities and those living on a low income.

Whether it is supporting urban farms, subsidizing local produce markets or coordinating community kitchens all of our work is about folks accessing food on their own terms. Our vision is a Toronto where everyone can feed themselves, their loved ones and their communities with dignity and joy.

We operate on a people-centered model that values fair compensation, policies that respect a work/life balance and the contributions of our team members at all levels.

Main Tasks:

The Manager of Finance will support the Senior Leadership Team in advancing organizational culture and values. They will be a member of the Finance team that is responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance at FoodShare. The Manager will be specifically responsible for preparing, recording and reviewing accounting transactions, including bank reconciliations and financial reporting. This is an oversight position that works closely with the Director of Finance and the Finance team and also collaborates with other departments on monthly forecasts changes and interpreting financial data. Working with fellow Managers, they will be responsible for managing Finance processes at FoodShare under the direction of the Director of Finance.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage and evaluate Foodshare's accounting/finance activities, accountable to the Director of Finance and the Auditor for sound financial procedures.
  • Work with FoodShare program teams, the Director of Finance, and departmental partners to facilitate the annual budget for each program, partner, and the organization as a whole.
  • Maintain monthly bank reconciliations and monthly income and balance sheets and analytic forecasting reports for review by the Board, Executive Director and Director of Finance.
  • Manage the workload of the Finance Senior Coordinator including Payroll, Accounts Payable and petty cash, and ensure that each FoodShare payment is authorized and reconciled.
  • Provide payroll and accounts payable backup as required.
  • Reconcile donations, government and foundation grants, work closely with all the program managers and the Development Coordinator.
  • Reconcile all deposits and provide daily bank balance, cash flow analysis and monthly/quarterly financial variance reports.
  • Support the Director, Finance with preparation of monthly statements and requirements for the year-end audit.
  • Prepare statutory returns including T3010, and ensure timely submission of GST/HST, Employers Health Tax, WSIB, Group Insurance, et al.
  • Participate in FoodShare Management Team meetings, other internal committees, staff meetings, all staff training, and handle other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years accounting experience, including direct experience with non-profit organizations and staff management experience.
  • Commitment to principles of food justice and equity.
  • 2+ years experience using accounting software such as Sage Intacct would be ideal.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables; ability to manipulate large amounts of data is an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills required.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite software.
  • A high level of integrity for handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Exceptional judgement, strong initiative, and a quick learner with strong strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Team player and strong individual contributor with a positive attitude.

Salary: $66,500/year for 37.5 hours per week*

Benefits: Four weeks of paid vacation, 1-2 week paid winter shutdown per year,10 paid personal leave per calendar year, 20 paid Wellness/Sick Days per calendar year, extended health benefits with no waiting period, matching TFSA/RRSP after 3 months/successful completion of probation period*

Contract Type: Full-time, fixed term (12-month contract with opportunity for permanent placement)

Reports to: Director of Finance

Supervise: Senior Financial Coordinator & Financial Analyst

Location: Hybrid: Occasional travel (~1x/quarter) to the FoodShare office and other locations is expected until our COVID-19 protocols are lifted. Once lifted, this role is expected to operate from the FoodShare office a few days a week and from other sites occasionally, which will be discussed with the supervisor.

* Note that as part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.

TO APPLY: Please submit your application by 9:00am on Monday, 6th March , 2023.

While we try to keep all candidates updated on their status, we may only be able to contact candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process.

Selection Process:

  1. FoodShare’s recruitment process involves the anonymization of all resumes prior to their being screened by the hiring committee. This step removes applicant personal details (names, email, addresses), educational & employment institutions, years of work experience, and personal interests to reduce potential for bias. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role. This process takes about 2 weeks from the application deadline.
  2. The hiring committee will review anonymized versions of the applications that pass the initial screening and decide which candidates to invite to interview. This process usually takes about 1 week.
  3. The hiring committee will conduct first round interviews with selected candidates. Candidates will be sent the interview questions 48 hours in advance of their scheduled interview. Candidates are welcome, but not expected or required, to send any questions they have for the hiring committee in advance of the interview. These interviews usually occur about 4 weeks after the application deadline. In recognition of the time and labour of preparing for and attending an interview, FoodShare financially compensates interviewees at a fixed rate of $75 per interview.
  4. The hiring committee may conduct a second round of interviews, which may include a pre-interview assignment, which would be compensated.
  5. HR will conduct reference checks for the candidate they intend to extend an offer to. This process usually takes about 1 week.
  6. HR will send the selected candidate an Employment Agreement, which the candidate will have time to review and return.

Please note:

FoodShare is a food justice organization. This means that we are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression that cause and perpetuate food security inequities.

Racialized people and others from equity-seeking groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. We believe that those most affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and food insecurity. FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities we work alongside.

You may require accommodation during the application process. If that’s the case please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at at your earliest convenience to let them know what type of accommodation you need.