Job Posting: Finance Manager

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Looking for a career with a purpose? LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) has an administrative position opening at our office in Hamilton for a Finance Manager. Join our rewarding and enjoyable work environment and use your organizational, accounting and business skills to help strengthen LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute)’s inspiring cause! If you are interested, please complete this application form: (formerly Absolute)org/form10/index.html

Job Description

Proper financial management is paramount to the success of a charitable organization and the Finance Manager / Book-Keeper, under the oversight of management, handles all accounting and financial related processes for LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute), giving an increasing level of oversight to the finances of the organization.Note that the job description may be adjusted and branch into other areas based on the skills and experience of the applicant.

Key Result Area 

Major Responsibilities 

Book Keeping
  • Accurate and timely input of all accounting and related transactions
  • Monitor and oversee all accouting related data that is provided by other staff
Financial Processes and Controls 
  • Manage, develop and improve all processes connected with the finances of LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute), and ensure and monitor staff adoption and practices
  • Ensure industry-standard financial controls are in place and adhered to
  • Review and assisting with ensuring that general legal and regulatory requirements are adhered to
Financial Tracking and Reporting 
  • Oversee fixed reporting schedules and processes (ex. monthly and quarterly closing of the books)
  • Maintain weekly or daily tracking on critical matters (ex. cashflow)
  • Prepare for and assist with yearly audits.
Business Improvement and Efficiency 
  • Act with an attitude of ownership and oversight to all financial, fundraising and adminstrative operations, and assume increasing responsibilities in managing finances.
  • Refine and improve existing processes
  • Identitfy, recommend and/or implement measures to improve organizational success and efficiency
Stakeholder Relations 
  • Provide high quality customer service
  • Ensure progressive donor management is continually and proactively practiced and assist with donor management processes or campaigns
  • Maintain positive relationships with vendors

Skills Required

  1. Philanthropic and Leadership Mindset
    • Takes ownership of organizational vision
    • Ability to think strategically and see the bigger picture
    • Highly self-starting, always looking for and initiating opportunities for positive change.
    • Consistently goes beyond the call of duty
  2. Accounting Skills
    • General accounting and book-keeping knowledge is an important asset
    • Experience with and knowledge of Quickbooks is an important asset.
  3. IT skills
    • Above average general computer skills and experience an asset
    • Basic knowledge of Salesforce administration an asset
  4. Interpersonal and Administrative Skills
    • Must have a consistent and focused work ethic and meet deadlines.
    • Highly organized and efficient, able to keep a project on task towards timely completion.
    • Ability to lead and direct in a team environment and work well with others
    • Ability to create a positive work environment through own attitude.
  5. Other Skills
    • Experience with fundraising an asset
    • Experience with administration of a charitable organization is an asset.

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: January 11th, 2011