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Organization Summary:

Our client, is a non-profit housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners to work with families to help them with affordable homeownership. 

Job Purpose:

The Controller will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the CFO.  The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting.

The Controller will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as they continue grow. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage, train, develop staff and volunteers as appropriate
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external; assess any changes necessary.
  • Implement new financial information systems
  • Develop and implement appropriate efficient accounting, status reporting, internal controls and auditing systems, while maintaining documentation of these procedures as appropriate. 
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CFO and CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department's overall policy and procedure manual.

Independence / Supervision Received:

Direction: Establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Only final results are reviewed.


  • Minimum of a BA, supported by a professional accounting designation (preferably a CA or CPA)
  • At least 5-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience including in a multi-site environment
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or program area
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to - and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel,
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

Working Conditions:

  • Flexibility for attendance at evening/weekend workshops & events outside of regular workday
  • Deal With External Customers
  • May require some travel between different office

Direct Reports:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll & Accounting Clerk
  • Project Manager
To apply for this position, please contact:
Enza Ruscillo

Collins Recruitment Group

Phone: (416) 945-6601 ext. 230
Email: eruscillo@collinsrecruit.com
All enquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

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