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Position: Financial Manager
Organization: Yukon Conservation Society
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

Position Summary

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is a grassroots environmental non-profit organization, established in 1968. We have over 250 current members and many dedicated volunteers. Over the years, YCS has earned a respected position of influence on environmental policy and education in the Yukon.

Reporting to the YCS Executive Director, the Financial Manager is responsible for the society’s finances and keeps the office running smoothly. The Financial Manager is encouraged to creatively address the multiple tasks and requirements of the position. A strong environmental ethic and a commitment to sustainable communities are required.

This is a permanent part-time position for 37.5hrs bi-weekly (15-20 hours per week)

Duties and Responsibilities

A. Major Roles

1) Financial Management (70%)

  • Provides full bookkeeping services for the society: accounts payable and receivable, bank deposits, payroll, CRA remittances, recording items in revenue journal, maintaining records of inventory sales, bank reconciliations, preparing financial information for the annual financial audit process, and all other financial duties
  • Responsible for budget development and monitoring
  • Provides financial and budget support to program staff
  • Prepares financial reports to funders
  • Briefs the Executive Director on matters pertaining to the financial status and well-being of the society
  • Administers the Yukon Environmental Training Fund

2) Office Administration (25%)

  • Responsible for reception and clerical duties, responding to phone calls and walk in traffic
  • Prepares reports to fulfill obligations re: Yukon Government Societies Act
  • Prepares reports to Revenue Canada re: Charitable Status
  • Ensures office equipment, internet and email functionality are maintained
  • Ensures that project files are maintained and personnel files are prepared and filed
  • Maintains the membership database and issues charitable tax receipts
  • Acts as landlord representative on behalf of YCS to tenant in the rental suite
  • Represents YCS at various functions as required
  • Participates in program and communications meetings as time and relevance permit

B. Other Principal Activities

Supports the volunteer Board of Directors (5%)

  • Provides quarterly reports to the Board on organizational and project budgets
  • Organizes Annual General Meeting including advertising and preparing and presenting financial reports to membership
  • Attends Executive Council meetings and Board meetings as required

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Sage 50 bookkeeping software
  • Experience with bookkeeping duties for non-profits (a certificate in business administration or bookkeeping is an asset)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs: Outlook, Excel, Word, Access
  • Ability to plan and control budget and expenditures
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate daily operations
  • Experience in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures
  • Capable of overseeing development, and implementing and evaluating administrative systems
  • Experience managing external contractors

Other Notes

  • Must be able to work in fast-paced environment, work under pressure, complete a large workload with tight deadlines, occasionally work after hours
  • Provide a criminal record check to the society
  • Our office is located in an urban area, relocation costs are not covered by the employer.

How to apply

Resume and cover letter must be received by midnight Sunday February 19th, 2017. Email to:
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For additional information contact Judith van Gulick at (867) 668 5678 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GoodWork ID: 37846       Date posted to Feb 7 2017