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Finance Officer

CARE Canada



Title:Finance Officer

Location: Ottawa

Position type: Domestic Permanent, Full Time

Expected Travel : Up to 10 %


CARE Canada is currently seeking a Finance Officer for its Contract Management Unit.


The Finance Officer will perform general accounting and administrative functions to meet operational and contractual requirements that support the effective management of various humanitarian projects. This position specifically is accountable for monitoring the financial progress of projects, investigating variances, reviewing project expenditures and ensuring that project billings are issued and payments collected and processed. This position is based in Ottawa, but international travel will be required (a valid passport will be required).


The Finance Officer will report directly to the Director, Country Office Financial Analysis and Risk Management, and will work alongside other financial staff in CARE Canada. This position is based in Ottawa, but international travel will be required. English and French language skills are required as well. Spanish skills would be an asset.


What you offer:

  • University degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • An ability to readily see the financial and reporting implications of the terms and conditions in donor contracts
  • A thorough understanding of budgetary processes, variance analysis and accounting processes
  • A good appreciation of the need to provide timely and reliable information to senior management and to donors
  • Ability to explain financial concepts to non-finance personnel in a simple manner, without the technical / accounting jargon
  • Strong computer skills specifically in Excel, Access database, Outlook and the Windows operating environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally (a valid passport will be required)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French


What would make you extraordinary:

  • Experience working for an International non-government organisation (INGO) 
  • Professional accounting designation (i.e. CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Access, Visio


What we offer:

A rewarding career with a great compensation package, including:

  • The awesome opportunity to contribute to a great cause, helping defeat poverty, fight social injustice and save the lives of millions of people in emergency situations, globally
  • International travel opportunities
  • A competitive salary
  • A generous leave entitlement
  • Comprehensive Group Health Benefits and Insurance from start
  • Work-life balance: reduced work hours, flexibility and telecommuting policy
  • Tax-saving benefits through a Group Retirement Saving Plan
  • Group Retirement Pension Plan benefits
  • Learning and professional development opportunities through hands-on experience, peer coaching, as well as specialized training with the CARE Academy
  • Full-service Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and work-life/wellness resources
  • Business casual four days per week, Jeans Fridays
  • Onsite BBQ and shower facilities


How to Apply

If you meet the required qualifications and are someone who is passionate about making a difference, we definitely would like to hear from you! Please apply as soon as possible at before July 2, 2018. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is identified.


About CARE

CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives, defeating poverty and achieving social justice. Founded in 1945, CARE began delivering CARE Packages to displaced people in Europe following the Second World War. Today CARE International is a global confederation of 14 member and 4 affiliate organisations, including CARE Canada, working together to end poverty. CARE works in over 90 countries around the world, reaching more than 80 million people. CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.

To learn more about CARE Canada


CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.





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