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Company Name:
Inn from the Cold
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Finance Manager

Finance Manager

You have a passion for making a difference, you crave the opportunity to impact your community and you would describe yourself as someone who seeks a career with purpose. You have a strong internal drive that pushes you to seek challenging work in a collaborative, professional and reputable environment that does meaningful work in Calgary.

At Inn from the Cold (IFTC), our mission is to offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.  We need passionate, high-performing and solution-oriented team members to achieve our mission and have an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate.

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Finance Manager is responsible for preparing of financial reports, leading audit activities, compiling supporting data for budget purposes, managing the reporting system as well as participating in and leading projects of moderate to complex scope as assigned.  The Finance Manager is also responsible for managing accounting and payroll.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Leadership

  • Recruit, train and lead finance team 
  • Maintain standards in accordance with GAAP and ASNPO as well as best practices for administrative services
  • Promote respectful communication with Inn from the Cold employees regarding finance

 Organization and Administration 

  • Manage:
    • Budgeting and forecasting
    • Contract revenue, miscellaneous revenue
    • Financial management of contract budgets
    • Review of monthly general ledger reconciliations, including support, resource knowledge and back up for bank reconciliations
    • Support and resource knowledge for:
      • Bank reconciliations
      • Accounts payable
      • Accounts receivable
      • Payroll
  • Preparation and review of monthly financial statements
  • Preparation and lead for interim and year-end financial audit
  • Review and posting of AR, AP, payroll and miscellaneous entries
  • Maintenance of manuals documenting accounting procedures and policies including data base and other financial processes
  • Lead in Financial support
  • Regular maintenance of the General Ledger Chart of Accounts
  • Raiser’ Edge (RE)
    • Support and resource knowledge with campaign, fund and appeals set up in RE
    • Liaise with Resource Development staff to ensure accurate accounting of funds/gifts received
    • Verification of transactions recorded as donations/sponsorships/grants in RE
    • Monthly reconciliation between RE  G/L
    • Current in CRA rules and regulations to ensure organization’s compliance
    • Review of fundraising documents to ensure compliance with CRA
  • Management and administration of Visa Cards
  • Management of bank account balances and transferring of funds between accounts
  • Manage and support capital accounting including tracking of fixed assets, monthly depreciation journal entries, revenue recognition, etc.
    • Ad hoc government reporting including:
      • Annual CRA Charity Return
      • WCB reporting
      • Provincial corporate reporting
  • Other duties as assigned including:
    • Process reviews and re-engineering in co-ordination with the Director of Business Operations
    • Assistance in the preparation of the budget presentation to the Board
    • Assistance with the preparation of the annual report
    • Coach accounting team member, including review and approval of work assignments and training requirements of the team including completion of regular performance review
    • Stay current with all regulations, practices, tax laws, reporting requirements and industry trends
    • Other duties as requested by the Director of Finance and Operations


  • Minimum 7 years progressive accounting experience – accounting diploma and/or working on CPA designation would be an asset.
  • Experience in provincial, municipal and federal government policy as it relates to CRA rules and guidelines surrounding Charities and NPOs.
  • Proficient in accounting software – specifically Sage, including the AP and AR modules.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge would be considered an asset.
  • Strong payroll knowledge including familiarity with a recognized payroll system.
  • Proficient in MS Office, with an intermediate/advanced level working knowledge of Excel.
  • Well-developed personal, organizational and communication skills.

This position description reflects the general duties of the position, but is not intended to be a detailed description of all duties that may be inherent in the position.

Please send resumes to Marj Kyle, HR Partner, at [email protected] by January 24st, 2018.  Only those selected will be contacted.  No phone calls please.



  • Embrace Compassion: we fulfill a duty of care, not only to our guests, but to our colleagues and our community
  • Exhibit Courage: we uphold the convictions of the organization and support our community, especially when faced with adversity
  • Work Inclusively: we foster a culture where all stakeholders feel they have an opportunity to turn their potential into performance
  • Demonstrate Respect: we believe the way we treat each other in achieving our objectives is just as important as what we achieve
  • Act with Accountability: we demonstrate a commitment to our word, accept responsibility for our mistakes, and take action to address them
  • Encourage Innovation: we take informed risks and champion new ideas