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Finance Manager


Position type: Full Time

Location: Based at the 4-H Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario – Remote during COVID-19

Purpose: Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring that 4-H Canada’s financial and business systems are effective, efficient, and compliant with a high level of rigour and integrity to support the organization in continuing to achieve its mission.

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration


  • Collaborates with departments, colleagues, peers, and superiors to ensure budget forecasts and stakeholder funding reports are accurate, timely and with rigour.
  • Effective Supervision and leadership of the Finance Coordinator and oversight of functions that are contained within that portfolio (i.e., Payroll, A/P, A/R).
  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration with reporting required for both Board and Foundation meetings, and policy development.
  • Oversight of the organization’s day-to-day financial practices (i.e., accounting journal entries and reconciliations).
  • Ensures that the accounting and financial practices of the two charitable entities are carried out in a manner consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, CRA and fundraising principles.
  • Establishes, maintains, and manages a business continuity program; educates staff regarding staff financial risks, tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensures that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.
  • Facilitates the organization’s internal controls to ensure that the auditors are able to perform their examination functions efficiently.
  • Represents 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments. 
  • Performs any other duties as required by the Director of Finance and Administration.

Qualifications and Skills

  • CPA designation and a university degree in business, finance, or accounting.
  • 3 to 5 years of accounting experience in the not-for-profit or charitable sectors.
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks Cloud accounting software.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Strong analytical skills with project management and time management acumen with a bias towards action.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to be discreet and confidential.
  • Ability to obtain a clear criminal reference check.
  • Bilingualism in English and French is considered an asset.


Deadline to apply: Friday, Mar. 26, 2021, 5 p.m. ET

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village.

Please address your cover letter and resume to:

Shannon Benner, CEO
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply: 
Friday, March 26, 2021