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Controller/Senior Finance Manager

Toronto, ON Canada
Full Time
9 days ago
70,000 to 80,000 per year

Job Posting - Controller/Senior Finance Manager

In this role, you will develop, manage, implement, and monitor Park People’s financials, ensuring cross-collaboration and alignment in our financial strategies and operational processes during our next exciting phase of growth. You will be an integral lead on our internal shared service infrastructure and will oversee administrative support functions related to general accounting operations, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, HR administration, and adherence to all financial, legal, and related policies.

We are looking for a professional accountant, with an eye for collaborative systems and a substantial understanding of not-for-profit financial practices. 

Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders to activate the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.

We are dedicated to promoting equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our offices and in all of the work that we do.  We are striving for a staff team that is representative of the communities where we work, and encourage applications from BIPOC candidates. 

As Controller/Senior Finance Manager your role will include:

  • Overseeing accounting processes/functions/activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and employee pension plan;

  • Ensuring financial risks are monitored, identified, and processes/controls are  implemented to mitigate any risks identified;

  • Providing recommendations on financial matters and process improvements to Park People’s leadership team;

  • Identifying trends and recommending system improvements, and reviewing and recommending modifications to accounting systems and procedures as needed;

  • Monthly monitoring and reporting of the deferred revenue balance and ensuring timely financial month-end closures;

  • Overseeing the annual organizational budget process;

  • Ensuring overall organizational financial compliance with regulatory bodies and legislative requirements  (e.g., CRA) and funders and ensuring Park People is adhering with legislative requirements, not-for-profit accounting and employment principles (ex. CPA Canada’s Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) Handbook rules and regulations; GAAP principles, Provincial Employment Standards, AODA, Human Rights Code, etc.);

  • Preparing all interim and year end schedules for the annual audit, tax audits, and tax return;

  • Monitoring and ensuring proper financial coding;

  • Assisting with the preparation of funding requests and reports as needed.

The skills and experience you bring to the role include:

  • Recognized professional accounting designation (CPA);

  • Proven experience (minimum 5 years) as a controller, accounting supervisor, and/or senior accountant in the Canadian not for profit sector;

  • Experience with annual external audits;

  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for Non-Profits (i.e., ASNPO), financial best practices for registered charities, and understanding of CRA compliance.

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process;

  • Advanced financial modelling skills using MS Excel and other modelling applications;

  • Sound business management acumen with proven people management (coaching/mentoring) skills, interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Accuracy and exceptional attention to detail.

A few other things that aren’t required but would make you a great fit… 

  • Experience in organisations working nationally and/or in hybrid remote and in-person workplaces; 

  • Working knowledge of French.

Location: Our preference is for someone located in Toronto, though we are open to candidates from across Canada and will assume a blend of remote and in-person work.

Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000 

Anticipated Start Date:  January 2022

Park People is a great place to work:

  • We offer a generous benefits package including health and dental benefits, generous vacation time, annual cost of living increases and a pension plan.

  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.

  • We work remotely with colleagues across the country and have a strong culture of collaboration that supports a hybrid in-person and remote workplace.

  • We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.

  • We offer time and funding to support education and training, and grow professionally with progressive career opportunities as Park People continues to grow.

  • We provide you the chance to lead change and have an impact in communities across Canada.

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by Dec 1st, 2021 to If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information.

In addition to following all Provincial and Federally mandated Covid-19 measures, and to ensure the safety of our employees and our stakeholders, Park People requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

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