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Manager, Finance & Administration

Oxfam Canada

Internal/External Posting
DEADLINE:  March 23, 2017

Title: Manager, Finance & Administration           
Department: Finance & Operations
Status:  Full-time, 2 year term, unionized
Location:  Ottawa, Ontario                                
Immediate Supervisor:  Director, Finance & Operations
Salary:  $ 61,784 - $ 80,226
Level:   Band 3

Please submit applications to quoting competition number MFA0317  in the subject line of email.

Oxfam Canada (OC) is an international development agency with a focus on women’s rights and gender equality, committed to building lasting solutions to global poverty and injustice by advocating for fundamental social change.  We work in relationships of solidarity and partnership to build the capacity of civil society in the Global South. As a founding member of Oxfam International, Oxfam Canada works in collaboration with other Oxfam affiliates to increase impact and influence locally, nationally and globally.


Under the direction of the Director, Finance & Operations, the Manager, Finance & Administration (Manager, F&A): ensures that timely and accurate accounting and financial services are provided to the internal and external clients of the organization; manages the building operations and material management services; supervises the Finance and Administration Team; and performs other operational support related duties. 

The Manager F&A possesses solid technical, communication, technology, analytical and management skills.  She/he also possesses knowledge of all aspects of the generally accepted accounting principles in Canada and must demonstrate a high level of responsibility and initiative in a similar position and work environment. 

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (This is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed)       

1- ACCOUNTING and FINANCIAL SERVICES:     (50% of duties)

The Manager F&A ensures that timely and accurate accounting and financial services are provided to clients. This will include: 

  • Planning & Budgeting – coordination of annual budget process and quarterly forecast reviews; development and oversight of operational and capital budgets, etc.
  • Accounting, Monitoring & Reconciliations – monitoring and review of accounts payable and receivable, review and approval of balance sheet accounts and bank reconciliations, etc.
  • Reporting & Analysis – production of departmental and organization-wide financial statements, provision of periodic financial reporting and analysis, etc.
  • Audits & Compliance – liaising with external auditors, coordination of internal audits, supporting and monitoring Finance Team work in preparation of year end organizational audits, etc.
  • Back-Up and Support – providing back-up support to critical tasks as needed


The Manager, F&A shall manage the building operations and materials management services. This will include:

  • Building Operations – overseeing overall building property management services, developing and maintaining maintenance systems and implementation of preventative maintenance processes, managing insurance coverage and claims, managing tenant relations, etc.
  • Material Management – managing and monitoring material management budget, overseeing the maintenance of an Asset Register, etc.

3 - SUPERVISION:     (15% of duties)

The Manager, F&A shall provide supervision of the Finance and Administrative team. This includes:

  • Leading, mentoring , motivating and providing clear direction to Finance & Administration team, delegating work objectives, managing work performance and completing performance reviews

4 - OTHER DUTIES:     (10% of duties)

The Manager F&A shall complete other Operational Support duties as required


  • A university degree in a related field (Accounting or Business Administration) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in accounting, preferably in a not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations,
  • A minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory role;
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of the generally accepted accounting principles in Canada
  • Strong technological skills in accounting software, spreadsheets, word processing;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, make recommendations and exercise sound judgment;
  • Excellent attention to details;
  • Excellent English oral and written communication;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to be able to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Excellent client service skills;
  • Adaptable, flexible, and demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Commitment to global justice, women’s rights, gender equality, and social change.


  • A professional accounting designation recognized in Canada such as CA, CGA or CMA;
  • Experience working with the Great Plains accounting system, or a similar accounting system;
  • Knowledge and/or experience with building systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical), mechanical/electrical codes, and Municipal and Provincial Health & Safety and Fire regulations; 
  • Demonstrated experience in property management;
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, Mechanical & Electrical drawings and technical manuals;
  • Experience working with CRMs, preferably SalesForce;
  • Experience working with the Oxfam Confederation, Global Affairs Canada, or working overseas;
  • Fluency in Spanish or French;
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting.

** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **

This position offers a comprehensive Benefits package.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Oxfam Canada practices employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Oxfam Canada welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

National Office                                                   
39 McArthur Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1L 8L7
613-237-5236; Fax 613-237-0524


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