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Company Name:
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Manager, Financial Operations

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. As a leader in the not-for-profit sector, the Foundation is dedicated to upholding our “I CARE” values of Integrity, Commitment, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence. Our employees embrace these values and, through their commitment and dedication to excellence, enrich our relationships with our donors, partners, stakeholders, and the community, and support our mission: To inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research & family centred care.


Our team truly believes that, together with our community, we can build healthier futures for all our children. We are currently seeking a skilled and dedicated team member to share our vision.




Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, this role is accountable for providing the leadership, oversight and guidance for financial operations, initiatives, and workflows of the Finance team. This includes oversight for financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls and accounts payable. The Manager, Financial Operations will ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting, provide reporting that is meaningful for end users, demonstrate excellence by creating a positive customer/client experience, maintain exceptional working relations, and foster trust through confidentiality and diplomacy in service of all stakeholders of the Foundation. In addition, this position will work collaboratively with the Strategic Partnerships (SP) team, acting as the primary point of contact and liaison for financial activities related to the Child Health Granting Program (CHGP), and providing financial expertise and reporting for grants and project management. The Manager will focus on the growth and development of the Finance team by supporting practices that enhance data integrity, efficiencies, service excellence, and effective reporting. As the ideal candidate for this role, you will have demonstrated technical competence supported by a CPA designation, a collaborative and people-centred leadership style, and be passionate about the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. You have a strong understanding of GAAP (specifically Part III - ASNPO and Part II – ASPE of the CPA Handbook) and CRA charity regulations, well developed financial analysis skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, are detail oriented, highly efficient and are experienced reviewing the work of others for discrepancies and errors. You are able to proactively anticipate and resolve problems, and are known for your results focused and positive approach to leading teams.


Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:


  • Provide the positive coaching, support, encouragement and direction required to engage and empower direct reports to accomplish personal, departmental, and organizational goals and objectives. This includes providing clarity of expectations, ongoing communication, and addressing performance issues in a timely, respectful, thorough and appropriate manner.
  • Oversee, review, coordinate and support all Finance department activities and workflows to maximize quality and efficiency of the team. This includes developing and directing the implementation of strategic objectives and operational plans relating to the team and working collaboratively with the Manager, Donation Services to ensure effective and efficient financial operations across the Donation Services and Finance teams.

Financial Reporting:

  • Coordinate, review and/or prepare all financial and related information used by staff, Board of Directors and Board committees including:
    • Monthly and quarterly financial statements, financial reports, written variance analysis, and dashboards; and
    • Special analysis and information reports.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and support the annual audit and related year-end activities. Prepare and/or review audit working paper file, accompanying financial analysis and year-end audited financial statements.
  • Accountable for legislative compliance, accuracy, integrity, and timeliness in the delivery of all other information required by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) and others including: 
    • Annual Charity Information Return (T3010); and
    • Benchmarking surveys (in collaboration with the Manager, Donation Services).


  • Develop, implement and monitor effective and efficient investment portfolio reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. This includes providing oversight, exceptional technical expertise and review of all reports, activities and journal entries related to the Foundation’s investment portfolio. 

Budget and Forecast:

  • Coordinate and review the annual operating budget for the Foundation as well as the review/preparation of the Child Health Grant Program (CHGP) budget (in collaboration with SP).
  • Work closely with the Accountant to support departments with revenue and expenditure forecasting and review of departmental budgets; collaborate with SP to complete monthly/quarterly forecasting for the CHGP.
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures against budget and forecast to ensure expenditures are made in accordance with approved policies and procedures.

Child Health Grant Program (CHGP):

  • Act as the Finance primary point of contact for SP and support the CHGP through the preparation, ongoing development and maintenance of the Project Payment Model (PPM) and Fundraising Priorities List (FPL).
  • Work in collaboration with the Director, SP to develop, implement and monitor reporting standards for stakeholders and partners and liaise with the Foundation’s partners to ensure their funding requests align with ACHF’s donor needs, fundraising challenges and funding philosophy.
  • Monitor, analyze, and interpret financial reports from various stakeholders to review grant compliance, financial activities, fund balance and financial reconciliation to support the release of CHGP payments (quarterly and annually).


Internal Controls:

  • Identify opportunities and develop solutions for streamlining and enhancing processes and controls by leading the Finance team in documenting and updating workflows, process documents, and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Manager, Donation Services, ensure financial records and systems are maintained in accordance with Foundation internal controls and GAAP and where necessary, develop, implement and monitor appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for our banking institution, portfolio managers and insurance providers, ensuring appropriate contracts and terms are in place.

Funds Management:

  • Oversee, review and monitor the Funding Model and accompanying scenarios to manage and forecast the cash-flows of the Foundation on at least a quarterly basis.
  • Oversee Endowment Fund accounting including disbursements and allocations (income and expenses).

Tax Receipting:

  • Work in collaboration with the Manager, Donation Services to review third party fundraising agreements, determine eligibility for tax receipts and ensure receipts are produced in accordance with CRA guidelines.

Information Technology:

  • Responsible for the integrity of financial information and systems, ensuring appropriate system upgrades and transitions, and developing expert knowledge of the financial systems and working knowledge of other systems;
  • Act as the Finance representative in the development and implementation of granting software (CHGP).



  • CPA designation and a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting with a demonstrated commitment to integrity, honesty, and professionalism.
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct and progressive Canadian experience including at least 3 years at an intermediate level with formal team leadership for a Finance department or Audit teams.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in the Not-for-Profit/Charity sector using Fund Accounting including those with sector specific audit experience. Expertise/experience with investment portfolio accounting with specific accountability to an Investment Committee would be considered an asset. 
  • Proven professional experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, forecasting and internal controls including GAAP (Part III – ASNPO and Part II - ASPE of the CPA Handbook), automated financial reporting systems, and demonstrated knowledge of provincial and federal financial regulations.
  • Strong focus on team development with demonstrated success in motivating direct reports to build capacity, deliver results, and maximize performance.
  • Previous success in the application of common sense understanding to analyze detailed financial data and prepare/review financial reports, variance analysis, statements and projections.
  • Professional writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills coupled with a focus on self-development and continuous improvement in these areas.
  • Proactive problem solving skills with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated, organized and efficient self-starter with a strong desire to learn through self-directed channels.
  • Willingness to dedicate time and effort to motivate teams to produce quality materials within strict time frames.
  • Finance system experience is required; specific experience with Blackbaud systems (Raisers Edge, Financial Edge) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel.
  • Must be bondable. A security clearance is required for this position.



The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation offers a compassionate and collaborative team environment along with work that is meaningful and focused on excellence. If you are passionate about improving the lives of children and their families, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your salary expectations via our website at:

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.