ADRA Canada has an opening for a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager is responsible for collecting, interpreting, and reviewing financial information, predicting future financial trends, reporting to management and funders, and providing advice on how the agency and future business decisions might be impacted. The Finance Manager will work closely with the accounting team to produce financial reports related to budgets. You will also develop long-term plans based on these reports, reviewing, monitoring, and managing budgets, and develop strategies that work to minimize financial risk. Please submit an application to [email protected] by October 16, 2020.
Full Job Description
- Position: Finance Manager
- Department: Finance & Shared Services
- Location: Canada or International
- Reporting to: Associate Director for Development Programs & CFO
- Travel: National and international travel required, approximately 20% of the time.
- Appointed by: ADRA Canada ADCOM
- Supervises: None
- Engagement: Full-time
- Remuneration: Commensurate with experience
- Disclosure: The nature of ongoing employment within ADRA Canada is dependent on financial contributions from its support base. It is to be recognized that the level of financial support is of a fluctuating nature.
- Revision Date: September 25, 2020
- Applications Close: Please submit an application to [email protected] by October 16, 2020
The Finance Manager is responsible for collecting, interpreting and reviewing financial information, predicting future financial trends, reporting to management and funders, and providing advice on how the agency and future business decisions might be impacted. The Finance Manager will work closely with the accounting team to produce financial reports related to budgets. You will also develop long-term plans based on these reports, reviewing, monitoring and managing budgets, and develop strategies that work to minimize financial risk.
ADRA Canada Description & Mission Statement
ADRA Canada (the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada) is the Canadian relief and development agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA Canada’s mission is to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.
ADRA Canada and all of its employees are engaged in supporting the Vision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) which is Proclaiming Christ, Nurturing Believers, and Serving Humanity. The ministry of ADRA Canada is an important part of the Christian mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is done in harmony with its religious beliefs and practices.
A. Seventh-day Adventist Church Relations and Ministry (10% of each work week)
- Participate in daily worship and prayers. All employees take turns in leading worship for all employees.
- Be prepared to counsel callers (including church members and others) on the role of Seventh-day Adventist mission and pray with them.
- Encourage partners (including Seventh-day Adventist Conferences and congregations in Canada, other Canadian and foreign Seventh-day Adventist entities and the worldwide ADRA network) in the mission of ADRA and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Educate them, as necessary, about the ministry role of ADRA Canada as part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church movement, consistent with the religious teachings of the Church.
- Ensure that all ADRA Canada activities are carried out in accordance with the values and religious beliefs of the ADRA network and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Operations/Technical(90% of each work week)
- Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking
- Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support
- Report on financial performance and prepare for regular management and funder reviews
- Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
- Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting
- Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts
- Guide cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures
- Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization
- Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials
- Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and management dashboards
- Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools
- Maintain a strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models
- Perform other duties as designated by Supervisor.
Member of finance Committees of relevant projects.
Education, Experience, and Competency
- A personal commitment to ADRA Canada’s mission, values and beliefs and a passion for social justice and international development to assist people in poverty.
- A personal commitment to the religious beliefs, practices, structure, standards and programs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance (or related field). A minimum of 5 years’ financial management and accounting work combined, preferably within the context of international development work.
- Proficiency in the use of relevant software (Excel, Word, Financial Edge).
- Ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow
- Ability to engage ADRA Canada’s partners and the international ADRA network.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain professionalism in sensitive and challenging situations.
- Strong initiative. Able to anticipate needs and be proactive. Self-disciplined to meet deadlines and a strong work ethic. Self-directed to act and resolve issues. Strong sense of responsibility and ability to perform while delivering superior service.
- Comfort dealing with ambiguity and the ability to work independently
- Strong financial modelling experience
- Ability and willingness for regular local and international travel to remote destinations.
- Awareness of cross-cultural issues and programming.
- Chartered Professional Accountant or similar qualification.
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions shall be read in conjunction with the ADRA Canada Human Resources Manual (as amended from time to time), the contents of which form part of the employee’s obligations to ADRA Canada. The obligations of ADRA Canada are as set out in the ADRA Canada Human Resources Manual and the applicable employment standards legislation and regulations, whichever obligations are greater. The employer will have no other obligations except as expressly set out in a written employment contract.
Performance Review: A Performance Review will typically be conducted after the first three months in the position. All employees will be required to participate in annual Performance Reviews.
Job Description Continuous Review: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Job descriptions are reviewed on a regular basis and can be modified at any time to meet the needs of ADRA Canada.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to read, speak, and hear. Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Some standing, walking, bending, kneeling, carrying of light items, etc. required. Standard work hours, as defined by the ADRA Canada Human Resources Manual, are required.
Working Conditions: Essential responsibilities are performed either in a home office situation or in the local ADRA Canada office, or in traveling conditions. If traveling, there will be difficult conditions and challenging environments.
Being employed by ADRA Canada requires a personal commitment to its mission and lifestyle. The holder of this position will reflect in their personal and professional life the Christian values as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as referenced in the employment contract. The employee acknowledges and agrees that this position is one of ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church and that membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and adherence to the fundamental faith and religious beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essential to the proper performance of the duties of the position. The employee must conduct him/herself, both on and off duty, in accordance with the religious beliefs and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in all respects so as not to damage ADRA Canada’s reputation or harm the employee’s ability to fulfill all the position’s obligations. The employee must inform the Executive Director if he/she no longer adheres to, or maintains a belief in, the fundamental faith and religious beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.