Senior Manager, Finance

Grimsby, ON

Position: Senior Manager, Finance

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Grimsby, Ontario

Posting Date:  2/27/2024

Closing Date:  3/12/2024 


About Us:
Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln & West Lincoln is a non-profit organization passionately devoted to fostering inclusivity and empowerment for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families in the West Niagara region. Our comprehensive programs and services aim to provide holistic support, nurturing both personal growth and community integration. By embracing diversity and promoting understanding, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and lead fulfilling lives.


Position Summary
The Senior Manager in Finance plays a critical role in providing effective leadership and oversight of financial operations within our organization. This position entails guiding the end-to-end budget process, ensuring compliance with financial and risk management policies, and fostering optimal resource utilization. The Senior Manager will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, supervise accounting staff, and contribute to the overall financial health of the organization.


Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:


  • Provide effective leadership, mentorship, and skills development aligned with the organization's values.
  • Oversee the end-to-end budget process, from development and submission to final implementation and monthly monitoring.
  • Oversee the Payroll Process to ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll for all employees. 
  • Liaise with the management team, funding bodies, auditors, and financial institutions to ensure ongoing support and compliance with financial and risk management policies.
  • Advise and guide staff in financial matters, keeping them informed about changes in legislation and ensuring optimum resource utilization.
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of financial performance, preparing monthly variance reports, financial projections, and statistical reports.
  • Provide advice to the Executive Director in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organization and implement controls to prevent fraud, misrepresentation, and error.
  • Supervise accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash flow management, ensuring timely collection and payment processes.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including auditors, to ensure accuracy in financial statements and provide information to funding sources.
  • Prepare federal and provincial government remittances as required.
  • Coordinate and supervise accounting staff, volunteers, and/or students, including selection, training, and performance management.
  • Maintain compliance with Ministry and agency policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations, identifying and resolving areas of non-compliance.
  • Adhere to the agency's policies and procedures, maintaining professional status with a designated accounting body.
  • Review all contracts for the agency, maintain contract files, and manage formal bids for large project contracts, such as RFPs.
  • Ensure compliance with, manage, and maintain contract negotiations and relationships with insurers, auditors, and benefit providers, in collaboration with the People & Culture department.
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings, senior leadership meetings, and Board meetings.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Ensure work is performed in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, and the agency's health and safety policies.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the agency and assigned by the Executive Director.



Required Skills, Education & Knowledge

  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead and inspire teams, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic and analytical skills to contribute to the overall vision and growth of the organization.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders.
  • Financial Acumen: Experience in budget management, financial planning, and a solid understanding of financial principles. Use of GAAP principles necessary
  • Problem-Solving: Effective problem-solving skills, with the ability to make sound decisions in complex situations.
  • Education: Graduate from college or university program in - business administration/management, financial management, accounting or equivalent.
  • Qualifications: CPA Designation considered a strong asset. If the designation has been attained, it is expected to be maintained.
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years accounting experience with demonstrated supervisory experience. Experience  working in and understanding the Developmental Sector, MCCSS an asset.


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only selected applicants will be contacted.


Please inform us of any accessibility accommodations needed during the recruitment process.



Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln & West Linc

Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln & West Linc

Community Living is a non-profit charitable organization that has a proud, caring team of participants, families, volunteers and professionals. We are dedicated to providing quality supports and service to people with developmental disabilities and their families, located in West Niagara, through opportunities for personal growth and community involvement.

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