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Finance Manager - Compliance - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #842100                 Re-Post - if you have already applied to this job, please do not re-apply

Position: Finance Manager – Compliance
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower
Department: Finance - Grand Challenges Canada
Status: Permanent Full-time

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®.
One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, and with a feminist investment approach, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1000 innovations in more than 80 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1 million lives and improve up to 28 million lives by 2030.

The Finance Manager – Compliance (FMC) position will independently oversee the Innovator Compliance Unit, reporting directly to the Director of Finance. With over 300 active projects in over 90 countries, the FMC will lead, manage, and conduct compliance reviews of innovators financial activities, on-site and in-house. The FMC will also implement and apply a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of GCC’s financial compliance processes. The FMC will play a critical part in conducting compliance assessments and audits on innovator projects; providing recommendations to increase innovator financial capacity on a case-by-case basis. The FMC will also assist management in drawing conclusions on the adequacy of the organizations’ due diligence processes and funder compliance. As the FMC, you are an adaptable, proactive individual with a strong willingness to learn and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:
• Lead and manage the Innovator Compliance Unit in conducting compliance assessments, spot-check audits, innovator information sessions on GCC funded projects on-site and in-house for selected projects
• Perform innovator compliance assessments and audits, on-site, at the innovator’s project sites, and in-house
• See the impact first hand, conduct on-site audits and provide on-site financial capacity building recommendations directly to innovators. Travel up to 10%, internationally and domestically, may be required
• Develop compliance/audit objectives, scopes, audit programs, and compliance tests in collaboration with the Finance and Programs Teams
• Write formal findings letters based on the final evaluation of the compliance assessments and audits. This involves analyzing, and documenting the strengths, weaknesses, and controls of the reporting entities/projects
• Prepare and review compliance reports and presentations ensuring they are clear, concise and well organized
• Ensure proper execution of compliance/audit procedures and adequate documentation for findings
• Prepare and review memos for the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee
• Provide guidance and interpretation of the Organizations funding policies and procedures, both internally and externally
• Supervise, support and mentor staff
• Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
• Completion of a Canadian recognized accounting designation (CPA). Member of CPA Canada (Chartered Professional Accountants)
• 5 to 8 years of related experience in compliance or audit , experience in not-for-profit preferred
• Leadership and communication – excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills, is proactive in identifying issues, seeking solutions and able to build consensus across groups and individuals to implement solutions
• Supervisory experience, the ability to mentor staff
• Ability to design, analyze, prepare and implement compliance/audit procedures
• Strong analytical skills, knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification and resolution of audit issues
• Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically and implement solutions at the management level
• Willingness to travel to innovator sites
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Closing Date: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

 



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