Director of Finance
Director of Finance—Métis Urban Housing Corporation
Positions : 1
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.
Position Status: Full Time (37.5 hrs. per week)
Métis Urban Housing Corporation (MUHC), an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta, was incorporated in 1982 to provide subsidized, adequate and suitable housing to low and moderate income Indigenous families in Alberta. We
currently have 507 units in 14 urban centres funded by the Federal Government through Alberta Seniors and Housing. MUHC employs over 40 full and part time staff; together we oversee tenant relations and property management needs for thousands of tenants. Unlike any other subsidized property management company in Canada, we offer housing across the province of Alberta and are the largest Indigenous housing provider in Alberta. For more information about Métis Urban Housing and it’s sister organization Métis Capital Housing Corporation (MCHC), visit our website at
The Director of Finance develops, establishes, and maintains financial management procedures and internal controls for Métis Housing. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements as it relates to the company and non-profit laws and regulations.
Working under the supervision of the Senior Director of Operations, the Director of Finance will perform the following job duties, including but not limited to:
- Develops, implement, and ensures compliances with Métis Housing policies, procedures, and internal controls related to financial matters.
- Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
- Develops annual operating budgets for Métis Housing.
- Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including WCB, Withholding Payments (CPP, EI), Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board's Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary.
- Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable,
credit control, and petty cash.
- Ensures bank and investment accounts are reconciled monthly.
- Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting.
- Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy.
- Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation.
- Ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.
- Assist the Senior Director of Operations with financial reporting as required at the Board and Annual General Meetings.
- Oversee payroll preparation and administration.
- Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are
- University degree or college diploma in accounting, commerce or business management/administration.
- A minimum of 5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work
experience is required.
- Chartered Professional Accountant designation is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
- Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting non-profit organizations.
- Knowledge of provincial legislation on Employment Standards, WCB, GST including GST on new construction, Occupational Health and Safety, and Human Rights.
- Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
- Proficiency in the use of computer programs such as: accounting software, MS Office, databases, spreadsheets, email and internet.
- Works in an office environment, usually works a standard work week, some overtime may be required during specific periods of the accounting cycle such as the Annual Audit.
- The incumbent will spend a significant portion of time using a computer, which can lead to muscle fatigue.
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU
- The opportunity to work with a non-profit Indigenous organization.
- Helping to make a difference in the lives of Métis and other Indigenous peoples .
- A comprehensive benefits plan including: life insurance, disability, health, and dental.
- Generous vacation time
- Personal time off days
- Employer matching RRSP
- Personal development
- Competitive compensation
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resumé and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by Fax: 587-855-6470. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those
candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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