Guelph Community Foundation - Now Hiring - Full Time Finance Manager

The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in promoting community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding communities. The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of donors into permanent, income-earning endowments. Yearly interest is then granted from the endowment pool which supports a wide range of charitable programs and activities.

This role serves as the key financial representative of the Foundation. The position reports to the Executive Director and works in partnership with the Operations and Community Engagement Manager. This role is responsible for the day-to-day management of donations, grant processing, accounting processes, as well as supporting the administration and financial reporting requirements of the Foundation. This role also manages and provides administrative support to our volunteer Investment and Finance Committee. The main qualification for this role is a commitment to our mission as a community foundation and the ability to learn and ask questions.

While there are established procedures and principles, this work includes complex financial and accounting processes. The holder of this position must be comfortable speaking with accountants, auditors, and investment firms, as well as provide exceptional customer service to fundholders and charities to support both the Executive Director and Operations and Community Engagement Manager in their work.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years’ work experience as well as relevant education to meet expectations. This could include an accounting degree or designation such as a CPA, post-graduate education in accounting or finance such as an MBA, or significant work experience (>10 years), with a preference for related experience in a non-profit or charitable environment.

This is a full-time role of 35 hours per week. Due to Covid-19 and the office administration time required, a minimum of 8 hours in-office time will be required each week, the remaining hours will be completed at your home office until public health restrictions are lifted. Once we are safely able to return to the office, a minimum of 20 hours per week in office will be required within a mutually agreed upon office schedule with the staff team.

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