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CKUA Radio Network

Director of Finance and Administration



Company Information

CKUA is Alberta’s cultural network that celebrates music, engages communities and makes life worth listening. With an annual operating budget of over $5 million, CKUA currently serves over 250,000 weekly listeners from across the province and around the world through CKUA.com. The organization currently employs 56 full time and part time employees based out of studios in Edmonton and Calgary.

Please visit ckua.com for more information.

Job Description

Call for Application:

If you are a fan of music and the arts in Alberta, CKUA is the place for you! As the newest member of our management team, you will use your sharp financial skills, strategic mind, and collaborative spirt to help shape a bright future for one of Alberta’s most beloved cultural organisations. As a leader and a team player, you value rigour and hard work - and a little fun along the way.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Finance and Administration defines the process and implements the infrastructure/systems needed to support CKUA’s financial sustainability and growth. This person will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, human resources (HR), and property management.

As a member of the senior management team, the director is involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating CKUA’s strategic direction, goals, objectives, plans and budgets.

Financial Management

Assume the lead role in planning, development, management and analysis of the annual operational budget on behalf of CKUA Radio Network

Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for staff and CKUA’s board of directors

Review and finalize financial reporting materials and metrics for staff and CKUA staff and board of directors.

Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration and existing programs; support the development of new initiatives.

Review, develop, and recommend appropriate policies and procedures to ensure compliance and reporting requirements are met.

Perform specialized financial reporting for government grants and regulatory agencies such as CRA, AGLC, CRTC, SOCAN, and OSFI.

Ensure best practices, and ethical standards of financial accountability are upheld on all organizational resources, including public and donor funds.

Provide contract control oversight

Coordinate all audit activities

Administrative Leadership and HR Management

Serve as a business partner to the CEO on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to analysis and continuously developing and improving systems

Participate in union negotiations and ensure CKUA’s adherence to the collective bargaining agreement

Manage a team of accounting staff and volunteer program staff; hire and retain staff as needed in the future

Assume the lead role as the internal resource for HR matters

Fulfil the duties of Chief Privacy Officer for CKUA, including as needed, the drafting of policies and procedures relating to privacy legislation

Participate in financial and administrative risk management efforts with support of key staff and board members as needed.

Property Management

Participate in tenant-related administration and negotiations

Oversee building operating cost calculations and recovery

Oversee administration of contracts, changes to rates, renewals and cost recovery


The Director of Finance and Administration will:

Be a senior financial professional with 7+ years’ experience, including managing the finance and administration of a multi-million dollar organization

Have experience or in-depth knowledge of working in a charitable, non-profit environment

Have experience or can speak to creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization

The Director of Finance and Administration will have the following experience and attributes:

A valid designation from a recognized Canadian professional accounting body (CPA, or previous designation)

Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the non-profit sector, including legal, audit, compliance, and budgeting

Demonstrated HR management experience

Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a complex, diverse, and dynamic team

Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems

Proven effectiveness leading, coaching and developing staff teams

Proficient with accounting software, ideally Samco and advanced Excel worksheet skills. (While not necessary to the position, CKUA also uses Wide Orbit for programming purposes, and Raiser’s Edge for fundraising purposes)

Independent initiative, sound judgment and strategic decision making abilities

Desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Flexible and able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, discretion, diplomacy, and a commitment to CKUA’s mission.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume to sbauer@ckua.com by Friday, June 30th. While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CKUA!

Contact Information

CKUA Radio Network
Not-for-profit and Charitable Organizations
Susan Bauer
Posting Date: 14-Jun-2017Not-for-profit and Charitable OrganizationsAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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