Manager of Finance, Habitat for Humanity Canada

Position Type: Full-time - Hybrid

Maternity Leave (14-16 months) with the possibility of becoming permanent

Territory: Habitat for Humanity Canada (National)

Location(s): Toronto, Ontario

Date ad posted: November 22, 2022

Experience: 5-7 yearsApplication deadline: December 6, 2022

The Opportunity

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. We bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership and other housing solutions across Canada and around the world. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 48 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world

We deeply value our culture and colleagues, and we have collaboratively created the following vision statement: “We foster and build equity through affordable housing, by fully integrating diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Every individual involved with Habitat feels safe and encouraged to bring their whole selves to our mission and they know they are valued, heard, and respected.”

We are proud of our team’s diversity, and we encourage and will welcome applications from people who will enrich it further.

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance, the position is a cross-functional accounting management position and is responsible for overseeing the finance department of the organization under the direction of VP of Finance and Administration. This is demonstrated by developing and implementing proper policies and procedures to ensure company financial information is fairly stated and is in compliance with the accounting standard for not-for-profit guidelines. The Manager of Finance is also responsible for proper reporting of revenue, budgeting, distributing funds to the affiliates as per the funding model and improving financial processes.

Key responsibilities

As a valued member of our team, you will help advance our strategy and mission of helping more families to secure safe and affordable homes through:

Finance & Administration:

  • Works with the accounting team to ensure all accounting and financial reporting activities are completed on an accurate and timely basis.
  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Prepare working papers, schedules, and other information for the interim and annual audit, and handle audit inquiries and the Board audit committee as necessary.
  • Review the monthly department and work with the leadership team to provide the variance analysis of the budget versus actual.
  • Oversee the management of the financial transactions including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information are secure and stored in compliance with the current legislation
  • Prepare annual charitable return in a timely manner as appropriate
  • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation and prepare the annual budget (in collaboration and with input from the leadership team for their departmental budget) under direction from the VP of Finance and Administration for presentation to the Finance Committee.
  • Assist the VP of Global and Indigenous Initiatives with the preparation of budgets for funding applications
  • Provide guidelines and support for CRA tax receipting guidelines as required.
  • Handle inquiries from senior management, managers, and other employees relating to financial matters of programs/departments.
  • Assisting in proving support and training to finance officers across the federation as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsible for Financial Management of Government Grants

  • Responsible for vetting the financial reports and supporting documents to ensure compliance with the government contracts.
  • Approve payment for the project after all the financial requirements of the contracts are met.
  • Provide training and support to the affiliates on the financial reporting requirement.
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Federal Programs team.

Risk management

  • Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
  • Advise the organization's leadership on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization
  • The Manager Finance will have two direct reports.


We are looking for an individual who is resourceful, a proven collaborator whose values align with our core values and who will help us realize our vision of a world where everyone has a decent, affordable place to live. Specific qualifications include the following:

  • Current Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or working towards the completion of the CPA program.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management role, development of budgets, monitoring and reporting on the financial status of the organizations and program.
  • Experience in the Non-Profit sector is required.
  • Proficiency in Sage 300 (ACCPAC) accounting system required including Financial Reporter.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities and charitable status including CRA regulations in Canada.

Skills & Attributes

  • Strong people management skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and support high performance teams
  • Advanced operational planning, problem solving and delegation skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage activities with varying priorities; ability to conform and adjust to shifting priorities and demands
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional communication with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders that demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and respect of confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Proven leadership experience, managing, coaching, and developing people
  • High degree of initiative, with proven skills to work with limited direction
  • Solid working background in all MS office applications, (Excel, MS Teams, Outlook etc.)

Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000

Throughout your interview process, we’ll learn more about your skills and experience and determine your starting salary based on what you bring to the team.

Kindly note: this is a maternity leave replacement and is for the duration of 14-16 months.

How to Apply

Please note that we will be reviewing and evaluating applications on an ongoing basis and we therefore encourage early submissions.

Qualified and interested applicants are invited to forward their cover letter and resume as one document to with the subject line: Manager of Finance. Please indicate your salary expectations as well as where you saw the job posting.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Habitat, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. So, if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applications must be received before 5PM EST on 6 December, 2022

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance. Habitat for Humanity Canada will arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all applicants for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted (no phone calls please). We are a committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 48 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.