Manager of Accounting & Controls

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Manager of Accounting & Controls

Do you want to be a voice for seniors in Calgary? Do you want to help build communities that support independence, dignity, and aging in the community? Do you want to be part of a best-in-class results-based organization?

Our employees make a difference in the Silvera story and in the unique stories of each of our 1,500 residents. Our team works every day in our resident’s homes as leading advocates and caring providers of affordable homes and services for lower-income seniors.

We believe in a diverse workforce, career advancement, employee recognition and offering competitive salary and benefits package. We are committed to ongoing training and support for all employees, which helps them to create their careers and excel in providing professional and superior service to our residents.

This, we believe, makes us an employer of choice and a great place to work.

See yourself in our story as a Manager of Accounting & Controls

We currently have a contract full-time,  position available in our Administrative Office in SW Calgary. As a Manager of Accounting & Controls you will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The Manager of Accounting & Controls is responsible for the oversite of financial controls, day to day accounting, monthly reconciliations, monitors operating/project budgets and participates with the analysis and reporting of financial information. The position duties may also include day to day transaction postings, journal entries, cheque issuance reviews, reconciliations, and preparation/analysis of financial reports. Optimization of new and special projects will also be required. Working with the CFO to provide oversight and management to Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable and all operating and capital division activities they encompass.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement and adhere to the financial policies for the organization. Design, implement and monitor accounting and finance procedures, internal controls, processes and protocols.
  • Prepare and manage information required for the timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, and other financial reports as required by regulating authorities including the Municipal and Provincial Governments; Ensure reporting deadlines are not missed
  • Prepare weekly, bi-weekly, month-end, quarter-end and year-end management reports, including the review of variances from the budget for presentation and discussion with the management team. Prepare ad-hoc reports may be required from time to time by management or external regulating authorities. Preparation of audit working papers and work with external auditors as required
  • Ensure compliance with all contracted agreements and applicable legal, statutory and regulatory requirements. Manage and oversee all accounting and control functions within the organization and oversee the administration of financial processes and records management
  • Develop, with management, the annual operating and capital budgets while monitoring implementation of the budgets through timely financial reporting and review. Follow up on actions that correct budget variances with Community and Department leaders
  • Provide support to the CFO, the work of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Board and the organization as required. Optimization of new and special projects. Utilizes understanding of ‘best practice’ corporate operations to forecast and proactively address needs and situations to ensure streamlined operations
  • Understands the needs of stakeholders and balances potential efficiencies with the needs of Finance Department. Implements efficient accounting and reporting programs that adequately address the needs of the company’s various stakeholders
  • Liaise with City of Calgary, Provincial departments, program funders and other stakeholders in submitting reports for Silvera, as required. Participate in Silvera’s committees/projects and other relevant departmental duties as required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA) in good standing. Strong knowledge of end-to-end finance processes and leading practices
  • A minimum of ten years accounting experience post designation in progressively increasing levels of responsibility. Minimum of 3 years of supervisor experience in an accounting/financial reporting setting. Previous leadership experience will be considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and accounting for registered charities. Experience working in a decentralized organization with cost allocation calculations and intercompany account reconciliations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Independent thinker and strong problem solving skills in order to engage in joint problem solving activities with employees, managers & senior management. Positive attitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently and in a team environment. Ability to interact effectively with senior-level management team.
  • System implementation experience. Strong proficiency in computer literacy including advanced Microsoft Excel skills and strong financial reporting package experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Must have own vehicle, as travel may be required
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to respond to a variety of changing duties and work routines, on occasion work under stressful situations