Opportunities at WindReach

Manager,  Finance and Business Support

Position Summary

The position is administrative in nature and supports several core functions of the organization. The principal areas of responsibility are
- Financial management, processes, and administration (this is the prime focus area)
- HR administrative support and payroll processing
- Supporting the ED and the Board of Directors

Keeping our financial management and control systems accurate, robust, and timely is the top goal. As we grow and advance our program and service offerings, your ability to design and manage financial processes and systems will be key. The position is responsible for all financial processes and reporting, including those to the Board, Treasurer, Executive Director and program and service leads. Completes all necessary Canada Revenue Agency reporting (e.g., HST/GST return, EHT). Annually, you are the main liaison with our external financial auditor, providing accounting evidence and explanations, as well as implementing recommendations, processing year end adjusting entries and closing the official books. Develops and maintains accounting and financial files and records, ensuring their quality and retention as required.

The role is responsible for the administration, management, and processing of the biweekly payroll, including all related regulatory and taxes filings both for the corporation and for the employees.

You will interact regularly with every member of our team. You will work closely with, and report to, the Executive Director. Your good humour, analytical skills, team focus, and passion for our environmental mission will see you through the highs and lows of our non-profit world. You will also deal with outside service contractors, Board Directors, and other volunteers, making your professionalism and friendly attitude key to your success.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Make this role a game-changer for the Executive Director by being a critical thinker, an excellent judge of issues and a problem solver

  • Have excellent financial and analytical skills which allow you to design and manage our internal processes for financial tracking, analysis, and reporting

  • Demonstrate strong systems approach to problem solving.

  • Love keeping processes and documentation highly organized and functioning easily for the whole team

  • Be happy to undertake, and not stressed out by, any new tasks and challenges that inevitably arise

  • Have demonstrated diligence and attention to detail




  • Manage full cycle accounting activities,

  • Prepare monthly and yearly financial statements,

  • Monthly bank reconciliation,

  • Review internal financial controls, recommend policy, and practice changes to ensure financial controls are strong,

  • Works with Executive Director and Treasurer on Financial Policies and Procedures

  • Development support of the annual budget and align with strategic priorities,

  • Develop an excellent understanding of various funding agreements and establish processes to ensure funding is recognized and utilized according to contracts,

  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget,

  • Financial reporting for grants and government funding,

  • Invoice and reconciliation management,

  • Provide accounting support to management team to ensure best practices,

  • Prepare internal monthly financial statements, annual budgets reports, quarterly forecasts, financial grant reporting, and management reports,

  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met – charitable status, Board Director, and Officer list updates, withholding payments (CPP, EI, income tax, EHT,) HST, payroll reporting and other government reports in a timely manner,

  • Coordinate year end audit, including preparation of working paper, and liaise with the Treasurer, Executive Director, and external auditors,

  • Maintenance of accounting systems (general ledger, payables, receivables, payroll, bank reconciliation),

  • Reconcile petty cash receipts and disbursements of funds,

  • Process and maintenance of payroll including payments, reconciliation, and reporting,

  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures,

  • Other duties as required.


Required Qualifications

  • Three years demonstrated knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, and reporting requirements

  • Experience with accounting software, spread sheet programs and application, specifically QuickBooks Online and Excel

  • Excellent analytic and financial reporting skills

  • Ability to multi-task and track due dates effectively

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills

Bonus assets

  • Post secondary education in accounting or finance or and equivalent level of proven financial administration and management abilities

  • Experience within a not-for-profit organization, especially not-for-profit accounting

  • Experience as a volunteer

If you wish to apply, please contact wes_gill@rogers.com